As trade rumors continue around Anthony Davis, one thing that hasn’t been factored in to the discussion. And that is what does Anthony Davis actually have to say about this?
According to reports, Davis hasn’t told people in close proximity to him that he’s “dead set on the Lakers or any other specific team” if he decides to leave the New Orleans Pelicans.
After LeBron James said “would be amazing” if the Los Angeles Lakers could acquire Davis, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry went on the defensive.
“No we’re not trading him,” Gentry told reporters on Dec. 21. “We’re not trading him under any circumstance. You can move on from that one.”
“I’d take legacy over money. I want to have a legacy. All my people that look up to me, the younger kids, I want them to know about AD’s legacy. Championships, the things I do in the community, being a good teammate, playing hard. All that stuff matters the most to me. Don’t get me wrong, money is amazing. But I think in that sense, money or legacy, I think my legacy will win that battle every time.”
The Pelicans have struggled to build a strong roster around Davis to compete with the top teams in the Western Conference. Their 15-20 record is the second-worst in the west, and they sit four games behind the Spurs for the final playoff spot.
Needless to say… The Pelicans might have no other option but to trade Davis.
Davis is averaging 28.1 points and a career-high 12.9 rebounds in 31 games this season.