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Even though Anthony Davis seemed to be out of line when the 2018-19 season came to an end, the New Orleans pelicans are not closing the door by bringing back their All-Star center.
During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, David Griffin, New from New Orleans executive vice president of basketball operations, He expressed optimism about Davis remaining on the team after talking to Davis' agent, Rich Paul.
"We have a long history of success with Klutch Sports", Griffin he told reporters. "Rich Paul and I have talked about Anthony, we're both excited about what we could potentially build here … Rich Paul and I were part of the success. They will understand when I say this: "Or are you in everything or in everything?" & # 39;
By Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune, Griffin has set a time to speak directly with Davis.
Davis' choice of the Pelicans season finale against the Golden State Warriors led to speculation that he was saying goodbye to the organization:
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Anthony Davis is wearing a shirt that says "That's it!" to the arena in what is probably his last game with the Pelicans ans https://t.co/dN5a0OTwsi
The shirt arrived after Davis and the pelicans struggled to navigate their relationship in the final straight following their trade request in January. He averaged 22 minutes per game in 15 games after the All-Star break and did not play after a March 24 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Davis has a more guaranteed season in his contract for $ 27,093 million, for Spotrac.
Tap He is responsible for rebuilding the campus of New Orleans. He previously served as general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers of 2014-17. The 45-year-old negotiated the deal with Paul that brought LeBron James to the Cavs.
The Pelicans have won a postseason series in two playoff appearances in Davis' seven seasons in the NBA. His record of 33-49 in 2018-19 was tied with the Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies for the worst place in the Southwest Division.