David Griffin ‘excited’ about building with Anthony Davis
New Orleans Pelicans boss David Griffin is not talking like a man eager to push Anthony Davis out the door.
On Wednesday, Griffin said he has spoken to Davis’s agent Rich Paul, and noted that they are “excited” about what the Pelicans can build.
David Griffin on Anthony Davis: "We have a long successful history with Klutch Sports. Rich Paul and I have spoke about Anthony. We are both excited about what we could potentially build here."
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) April 17, 2019
Griffin is not going to compromise his negotiating position by hanging a “for sale” sign on Davis as soon as he arrives, even if he almost certainly faces an uphill battle in keeping the star center in New Orleans. He had previously shared how he’d go about trading Davis, and that is still by far the most likely scenario, but it does sound like Griffin will make a sales pitch to his star player about building around him.