Despite being one of the best players in the League and the centerpiece of the Pelicans, Anthony Davis has been a mainstay in trade rumors. Following the Kyrie Irving trade this past summer, the Celtics reportedly had their “eyes trained on” Davis.
Woj sat down with AD for a story and the big man opened up about trade rumors and that New Orleans GM Dell Demps told him that “[Boston] was calling, but nothing was going to happen.”
Seeing that some of his superstar peers were traded, including teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Davis wondered if the organization had his back.
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“At the same time, though, you see how organizations treat players. Isaiah Thomas. DeMarcus [Cousins] told me that the [Kings] told him that he wasn’t going to get traded, but they traded him. Isaiah took his team to the Eastern Conference finals, and they traded him.
“It makes you wonder: Does this organization really have my back? I’ve been loyal to this organization. I love it here. I love this team. I think we’re moving in the right direction. DeMarcus, Rondo, some other players that are helping us, but people get judged on winning. And I want to win.”