New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after his agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday that his client "wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship."
The NBA's collective bargaining agreement prohibits players or their agents from publicly requesting a trade.
Paul, of Klutch Sports, told ESPN on Monday that he had informed the Pelicans that Davis wouldn't sign an extension this summer and wanted a trade. Multiple league sources expect the agent and star to soon deliver word throughout the league that Davis' preferred destination is the Los Angeles Lakers and he'll become a rental player until 2020 with a trade anywhere else.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN on Monday night that the league had commenced an investigation earlier that morning upon reading the reports regarding Davis.