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Anthony Davis will talk about the future with new GM

Kristian Garic
April 10, 2019 - 1:01 pm
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Anthony Davis’ time as a Pelican has been a roller coaster ride, and no year has been bumpier than this season after he requested a trade in February.  The Pelicans stood firm as Davis and his agent Rich Paul tried to strong arm the Pelicans into making a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.  A short time later, New Orleans fired General Manager Dell Demps. 

Davis said at his end-of-the-season press conference that he will have a conversation with the new GM.

“It really doesn’t matter [who the new GM is].  When that time comes, whoever it is, I’ll have a conversation with them and see what the future holds.”

Davis talked like a guy who will likely not be back next season, even if the new general manager makes a strong push to keep him.

“My time here was amazing,” Davis said, reflecting on his tenure in New Orleans. “I love the fans and the city. I never had no problems with the fans except a couple of days ago.  It’s an amazing time here. I loved playing here.”

Shortly after he hinted at a possible return to the Pelicans down the line “[New Orleans] will always have a special place in my heart.  You never know what might happen later in your career.” 

Crazier things have happened.  Just ask LeBron James about his return to Cleveland.

The Brow is under contract for one more season; and despite his demand and the likelihood the Pelicans will trade him this summer, AD recognizes that he might still be with the Pelicans next season.

“It’s a possibility it could happen. I don’t have ill will towards anybody. I know it’s a possibility that next year I could be here.  Can’t be mad if I’m here next year,” Davis added. 

AD’s final week in New Orleans was full of controversy as he was caught on a cell phone camera flipping off a fan.  And in what was likely his final appearance in the Smoothie King Center last night, Davis wore a T-shirt that said “That’s all folks.”

Many felt was just another subtle dig at the Pelicans and New Orleans. Davis said he didn’t pick out the shirt.  “I didn’t choose it. It was hanging for me already when I put my clothes on.”

Davis was asked who hung it, and he said he didn’t know.  Later in the press conference he acknowledged that he has someone in charge of laying out his attire for the game, a process that happens the night before.

“I have no control over that,” he said.

In case you are unaware, NBA players use the arena entrances as a fashion show or a chance to drive home a social or pop-culture message.  It’s kind of hard to believe the shirt was just happenstance. 

Listen to his entire press conference below.

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