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Anthony Davis set to meet with the Pelicans today

(David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

(David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Today is a big day for Anthony Davis’ future in New Orleans.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the former Kentucky superstar is set to meet with Pelicans executive Vice President David Griffin this afternoon to discuss his future with the organization.

According to Pelicans beat writer Will Guillory, the meeting will take place today in Los Angeles, where a “small group of people” representing New Orleans plan on selling Davis on Griffin’s most recent moves as the team’s VP, pairing up with former Duke star Zion Williamson, and what the organization can do to put other pieces around the former Wildcat if he decides to stay.

“I can confirm [Shams Charania’s] report that the meeting between AD/David Griffin will be happening today in LA,” Guillory said on Twitter. “Will be a small group of people on the Pelicans’ side. The plan is to sell him on everything Griff has done since his arrival, a future with Zion and other moves that can be made if they get a commitment from AD.”

Davis originally demanded a trade from New Orleans back in January with his eyes set on landing with an organization where he can compete for championships on a consistent basis.

“Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 6-foot-11 forward decided to play out the rest of the year with the team, but even after New Orleans won the right to draft Zion Williamson during the NBA Draft Lottery, Davis has made it clear that his thoughts on a trade have not changed.

After his meeting with the organization today, we’ll find out if those bridges can be built back or if Davis is hellbent on leaving.

From there, trade discussions will almost certainly ramp up, but will they be to send the former Wildcat out or bring in more help to give him the contender he’s been begging for in New Orleans.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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16 Comments for Anthony Davis set to meet with the Pelicans today

  1. jos_ros_
    1:04 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    they had 7 years to build around anthony. if i’m him i’m out.

    • syrin23
      7:06 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      They brought in Cousins, they brought in Randle, etc. I hate to say this but AD is looking petty in this whole affair.

  2. Clyde X
    1:10 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t watch the NBA but, I might make an exception if AD and Zion are playing together. That should be a show.

  3. natedaddy
    1:21 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    I think Davis should stick around in New Orleans and let this play out til the trade deadline. The Pels could be an elite defensive team with Davis, Zion and Jrue Holiday. Unfortunately, Julius Randle may be the odd man out in that situation.

    • syrin23
      7:07 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      Zion is not an elite defender. He is a great help defender, but a terrible on the ball defender.

  4. tgoff
    1:25 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    He should leave, he’s gave his all and gotten nothing in return. I honestly don’t think Zion is the answer. He will not be the beast he was in college if all he can do is dunk!

    • chardun20
      1:35 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      AD has made a lot of money with the Pelicans.

    • Bobbum Man
      1:51 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah hes certainly gotten plenty in return… but if he’s serious about wanting to play for a contender I don’t see Zion changing the team like that

    • ClutchCargo
      4:19 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      He would have made a lot of money no matter where he played. So if you take that out of the equation he has gotten nothing but a crappy team for pretty much his whole time there.

  5. chardun20
    1:32 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    Anthony Davis wanting to be traded is his business, I just think he handled it poorly.

  6. Duuuuuude
    1:50 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    If they can lure in Chris Paul it would get interesting.

  7. Smyrna_Cat
    3:57 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    Hard for me to imagine Zion being better than Randle was last year. Davis is gone.

    And to clarify … Davis didn’t handle this poorly, his agent did. And then the Pelican organization made it bad, the fans piled on, and THEN Davis reacted poorly.

    • syrin23
      7:08 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      Either way, it looks bad on him, and his agent is an extension of him