Anthony Davis Says He’s Done With New Orleans

Rue Eissa, Sports Beat

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Anthony Davis, after running with the New Orleans Pelicans from his first day as an NBA player, wants out according to Davis’ agent, Rich Paul. Davis made his intentions very clear: he will not be signing an extension with the Pelicans at the end of this season when he becomes a free agent. And he’s requested a trade already.

Why? Well the answer is pretty clear. Davis wants to win. He wants a championship title of his own. For all the time he’s been playing, Anthony Davis has never once played in the championships. He doesn’t want to keep losing. The Pelicans, as of January 1st 2019 are running at a 22-28 record and are in 13th in the Western Conference standings ahead of only the Grizzlies and the Suns. Rough. Davis is their top player, with an average of 29.3 points per game, 13.3 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game. Not really that shocking that he wants to leave if you think about it. It was only a matter of time.

The real question is, what does this mean for the NBA next season?  Anthony Davis is an incredible player. He would make a great addition to any team really. He’ll be in high demand when he leaves New Orleans. There have been no statements made as to where Davis wishes to go next. Though, if it’s a championship he’s looking for, the choices narrow down quite a bit. The Warriors, the Lakers, the Nuggets, maybe the Raptors in the east. That remains to be seen.

Anthony Davis playing for either the Lakers or the Warriors would end any chance of the Eastern teams getting a chance in the finals. Both teams have the some of the most dominating lineups already and they’re favorites for championship titles. With Davis’ talent and drive, not only would the Pelicans be losing any hope they had, but the tides could shift seriously in one way or the other. Davis going to the East would result in a force that would give somewhat of a challenge to the Western powerhouses, but Davis on one of those powerhouses lineups would be deadly. So who will Anthony Davis pick? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.