New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis officially demanded a trade earlier on Monday. It’s a situation that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
However, the backdrop here could lead to some issues between the NBA and teams looking to potentially trade Davis.
In releasing a statement concluding that Davis had in fact requested a trade, the Pelicans indicated they wanted the NBA to “strictly enforce tampering” and “will trade Davis on their own terms.”
Things are now hitting the proverbial wall. The Association announced later on Thursday that it is investigating the entire Davis situation — focusing on his camp’s “on the record” request for a trade.
The investigation itself could also include tampering allegations against other teams. That’s primarily true when we look at the Los Angeles Lakers and president Magic Johnson.