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Davis Still Wants to Leave New Orleans.
NBA-American pivot Anthony Davis told New Orleans boss David Griffin on Wednesday that he still wants to leave the Pelicans, reports the American trade press.
According to The Athletic website, Davis, accompanied by his agent Rich Paul, first met Griffin, who was named the vice president of basketball operations for New Orleans last month. “It is doubtful that Davis’s position changed after this interview,” The Athletic said, citing a source close to the NBA franchise.
Griffin had hoped that the imminent arrival of the Zion Williamson phenomenon, which New Orleans would pick in the first pick of the 2019 Draft at the end of June, could convince Davis to stay.
The Same Agent as LeBron James
Davis, 26, announced last February that he would not extend his contract with New Orleans, which expires in 2021. He had then tried to join the Los Angeles Lakers, where the superstar LeBron James, whose agent is Rich Paul, is playing, but his managers refused to exchange him, the only solution for him to leave New Orleans before the end of his contract.
Davis has spent his entire NBA career since 2012 in New Orleans. He finished as the team’s top scorer with 25.9 points per game, but played only twice in the playoffs, with the best result being a second-round elimination in 2017-18 (4-1 vs. Golden State).
Warriors Coach Gives News of Durant and Cousins
The Golden State Warriors face Toronto in the NBA Finals starting Friday. Deprived of Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins for a very long time, Steve Kerr gave news of his two players.
The Golden State Warriors will attempt to win their third consecutive title on Friday against Toronto. Without DeMarcus Cousins for several months and Kevin during Game 5 of the Conference semifinal against Houston, Steve Kerr had to compose without two of his star players. However, for the NBA Finals, the Warriors coach looks forward to returning his pivot for Game 1 against Toronto, but for the winger, we’ll have to wait a little longer.
Kevin Won’t Play the First Game
“Kevin won’t play the first game. I think we already said that. We’ll see where it is, and the fact that there are a lot of days between each game in the final will help. We don’t know yet if he’s going to accompany us to Toronto. For now, he hasn’t taken over with the rest of the team. If he has to do something on the ground, it’ll be very light. I know he took a few shots, ” explained Steve Kerr, in remarks reported by Basket USA. Before the Warrior coach mentioned DeMarcus Cousins: “he’s making good progress right now. The timing is complicated because he missed two months, and it’s always harder for an intern to find his rhythm. The game is so fast, if we had been in the regular season, it would have been easier: put him in the starting five, give him time to play and let him get his rhythm back. That would be easy. But now we’re going to play Game 1 of an NBA Finals.”