In what has been a hectic and action-packed offseason for the NBA, it can be easy to get caught up in the hoopla of all the trade speculation and rumors.
New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, whose name has come up in rumors, isn’t paying attention to any of it.
“I understand it’s a business, but if I don’t hear anything from [GM] Dell [Demps] or my agent, I don’t pay attention to it,” Davis said, via William Guillory of the Times-Picayune.
Davis specifically discussed rumors that associated him with the Boston Celtics.
“Once I first heard, then I heard it again, then I heard it again, I just wanted to make sure. I found out it wasn’t (true), and that was the beginning of the summer, so I haven’t paid attention to it since.”
Davis is under contract for four more seasons with the Pelicans and while the trade talk is certainly not going to slow down, it won’t be a distraction for Davis who is focused on the task at hand with the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Morris, 27, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA Draft, and has spent time with the Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Los Angeles Clippers during his career.
Morris has also played in the G-League.
Pelicans Not Talking About Moving Anthony Davis
The New Orleans Pelicans have no plans to move superstar Anthony Davis, and are taking a patient approach to see how happy Davis remains with the franchise.
During an appearance on Jeff Goodman’s ‘The Good N’ Plenty Podcast‘, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix spoke, at length, about Davis’ situation with the Pelicans.
“What everyone around the league is zeroing in on [is to see what Anthony Davis does]. They are waiting for the first time that Anthony Davis grumbles a little bit. They’re waiting to see either private or public consternation from Anthony Davis,”
“That’s the first domino to fall: once he starts griping a little bit about what’s going on there, and why they can’t put their type of team around him, that’s when you start to panic in New Orleans.”
“When I talk to people down in New Orleans – and look, they’re now fully entrenched there, I believe both the coaches and GM got extensions somewhat recently – they’re not talking about moving Anthony Davis, they’re not entertaining anything seriously about moving Anthony Davis. That could change, and probably will change once, and if, Davis starts grumbling publicly or privately about where they’re at.”
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