It appears that the NBA has had enough of the LeBron James and Anthony Davis situation.
The New Orleans Pelicans have been the topic around the league since LeBron James has brought up Anthony Davis, and well that always speculates trade rumors… No matter what team LeBron is apart of..
And well after we reported that GM’s have complained about the situation it seems like the NBA has sent out a reminder.
ESPN has obtained a memo that the NBA sent to teams today to “serve as a reminder of the league’s anti-tampering rule.” In letter, NBA says, “employment contracts are to be respected and conduct that interferes w/ contractual relationships is prohibited.”— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 28, 2018
“This principle is particularly important in today’s media environment, where any actions or comments relating to potential player movement receive immediate and widespread public attention,” the memo read.
“Teams should be entitled to focus their efforts on the competition this season with the players they have under contract, without having to divert attention or resources to conduct or speculation regarding the potential destinations of those players in future seasons once their contracts expire.”
Several GMs told ESPN that they reached out to New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps to express dismay over what they perceive as the NBA’s tacit endorsement of James’ comments to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin calling the possibility of Davis’ arrival as “amazing” and “incredible.”
“It’s New Orleans’ problem today, and a problem with a different player tomorrow for the rest of us,” one Eastern Conference GM told ESPN. “It’s open season on small markets and our players.
Now what’s next? What will LeBron have to say?