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Sport'I'm a grown man': Lakers star Anthony Davis has no regrets about trade request

15:45  15 july  2019
15:45  15 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

In first public comments since Lakers trade, Anthony Davis says 'titles' are 'only thing' on his mind

In first public comments since Lakers trade, Anthony Davis says 'titles' are 'only thing' on his mind It’s all about championships now for Anthony Davis. Davis, after a rocky 2018-19 season that featured a messy public trade request from the New Orleans Pelicans, got his wish: a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. The trade won’t become official until Saturday, but Davis is already in Los Angeles getting used to life as LeBron James’ teammate. Davis made his first public comments since the trade to the Los Angeles Times over the weekend. He wouldn’t get into specifics about the move until the transaction is made official by the league, but he made it clear what his mindset is moving forward.

Anthony Davis ' agent Rich Paul tells @NYTSports he has NOT given the Pelicans a preferred trade destination for Davis . But Davis ' July 2020 free agency obviously gives Paul also represents Lakers star LeBron James and the team has been determined to acquire Davis in a deal, Wojnarowski reports.

Anthony Davis has no intentions of signing new deal with Pelicans and has requested a trade . Davis can also become an unrestricted free agent in 2020 if he does nothing and waits until that free agency period. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have long been seen as the main teams

'I'm a grown man': Lakers star Anthony Davis has no regrets about trade request© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jul 5, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James (left) and teammate Anthony Davis in attendance of the New Orleans Pelicans against the New York Knicks during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Davis, now officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, says he still doesn't have any regrets about his midseason trade request.

After his introductory news conference Saturday, Davis told ESPN that he doesn't wish that he would have waited until the conclusion of the season to ask for a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Why reuniting DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis with the L.A. Lakers makes so much sense

Why reuniting DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis with the L.A. Lakers makes so much sense When the pair played together in New Orleans, DeMarcus Cousins had one of the best years of his career and Anthony Davis averaged a career-high 28.1.

Anthony Davis ’ agent says the five-time All- Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. The Lakers have been interested in Davis in the past and he shares an agent with James. Davis has played his entire career in New Orleans since being drafted

Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball He has since become a six-time All- Star and the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. 3.1.7 Requesting a trade (2018–19).

"I knew I wasn't going to sign an extension and that my time in New Orleans was definitely coming to an end," Davis told ESPN. "And, you know, I see a lot of people that say 'wait' or 'you should have did it this way, that way.'

"But for me, I've been in the league long enough. I'm a grown man. I know what I want. And so I thought doing it at that time was definitely going to be beneficial for myself and for the organization to get the best package available, so that way the organization is still set."

Davis, 26, added that he loves the city of New Orleans but knew "it was time for me to move on."

Rich Paul explains why Anthony Davis waived trade kicker

Rich Paul explains why Anthony Davis waived trade kicker Anthony Davis was contractually owed just over $4 million for being traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers, which was a figure that stood in the way of the Lakers potentially building their best team possible. Davis ended up waiving the “trade kicker” so that the Lakers could use the money to sign other players with their salary cap space. Davis’ agent Rich Paul spoke with Evan Cohen, Amin Elhassan, and Zach Harper SiriusXM’s NBA channel over the weekend and shared why Davis waived the trade payment he was due.

[Charania] All- Star Anthony Davis ‘ agent, Rich Paul, notified the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday that Davis will not sign a contract extension and has [Wright] If the Lakers do get Anthony Davis , getting him to waive his 15% trade kicker could be the difference between having a max slot open & not

Anthony Davis recently requested a trade from the Pelicans, but it The New Orleans Pelicans do not intend on trading All- Star center Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers , according to ESPN's Adrian "New Orleans has no interest in acquiescing Anthony Davis to the Lakers right now

With the addition of Davis prior to free agency, the Lakers have spent much of the past few weeks seeking to add pieces to put around their new star forward — and, of course, his new teammate LeBron James. Davis said he has had constant input throughout free agency, telling ESPN that he received calls from general manager Rob Pelinka "every 30 to 45 minutes."

"Sometimes I had to tell him, like, 'Rob, I'm in the movies.' He'd be like, 'All right, well, call me as soon as you get out,'" Davis told ESPN. "But we're trying to put the best team around us, and I think he did a great job of doing it."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'I'm a grown man': Lakers star Anthony Davis has no regrets about trade request

Sources: Anthony Davis won't play in FIBA Basketball World Cup, but still committed to Olympics.
Sources: Anthony Davis won't play in FIBA Basketball World Cup, but still committed to Olympics

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