Anthony Davis reportedly still wants Pelicans to trade him
The prospect of teaming with Zion Williamson apparently has not changed Anthony Davis’ mind about wanting a trade.
Even though the New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery and will have the chance to select Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that Davis still wants to be traded.
The New Orleans Pelicans are now set up to be Zion Williamson’s franchise to lift, and No. 1 pick could ease potential trade of Anthony Davis. His stance on a trade has not changed, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2019
When Davis’ agent first made his public statement about the big man wanting out of New Orleans, the reason cited was a desire to win consistently and compete for a championship. Having Williamson on the team could make that possibility a reality.
Maybe Davis just felt like his time with the Pelicans had run its course and he was sick of the franchise. He should probably reconsider in light of their new front office and direction.