On the Anthony Davis saga and why it's about a whole lot more than…Anthony Davis: Rich Paul, Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka, Mickey Loomis, Dell Demps, Danny Ainge, Mike Zarren
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 30, 2019
AD and his camp asked for a trade but reportedly have not given the New Orleans a list of preferred destinations.
Per The Athletic:
“This is nothing new,” he said of star players expressing a desire to play with one another. “Players have always communicated with each other. Players have always played pick-up in the summer. The difference is (that) more players today are controlling and doing what they want to do vs. being told what to do, and that’s the difference.
“Players didn’t know, or weren’t willing to do different things (like that), back in the day. They weren’t willing to say, ‘You know what? I want to go over here,’ whether it’s (because of) rules or know-how, they weren’t willing. They didn’t do those things, and now they are. That’s the difference.”
Paul did not give the Pelicans a list of desired destinations, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but that move could be coming soon. And yes, all signs continue to point to Davis’ strong preference being the Lakers as the leader in that clubhouse.