Anthony Davis is meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin today, according to Shams Charania.
Our very own Preston Ellis reported a meeting was to take place on Monday, but apparently that wound up not being the main event.
Depending on how the meeting goes may very well determine how quickly we hear about it across mainstream. If Davis is still adamant about leaving New Orleans for a different team, expect to hear that information within the next few days from typical national outlets. However, if the meeting goes well, do not expect Davis to commit to the team long term on just one face-to-face sit down. News of the meeting will likely be more ambiguous with more work to be done by Griffin and Langdon before the path forward is clear.
Anthony Davis requested a trade on January 28th through his agent, Rich Paul. Davis was ultimately fined $50,000 (the maximum fine available through the NBA CBA) by the NBA a day later due to “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.” Davis later stated at the NBA All-Star game that “all 29 teams on are my list.”
Anthony Davis was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Hornets in 2012. Davis has been selected to six All-Star games, winning the All-Star MVP in 2017, was selected to the All-NBA 1st Team three times, and made All-Defensive Team three times. He has played seven seasons in New Orleans and made the playoffs twice (2015 and 2018), advancing to the second round last year after sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers. Davis is first in Pelicans franchise history in points, rebounds, and blocks, and second in steals, games, and minutes played.
Anthony Davis is under contract next season with a player option for the 2020-21 season remaining.