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Anthony Davis signs with superstar agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports

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Anthony Davis has parted ways with his longtime agent. (Via Getty Images)

Former Kentucky superstar Anthony Davis finished his Hall of Fame weekend in Lexington by making a very, very big decision that could be a massive indicator of his NBA future.

Davis has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, one of the biggest names in the business.

Davis, who still has two years remaining on his current contract with a player option in 2020/21, joins a pretty impressive client list for Paul. Other clients include LeBron JamesJohn WallEric Bledsoe, Ben Simmons, Trey Lyles, Nerlens Noel, and Miles Bridges, among several other NBA players.

Paul is known for securing big money deals for his clients, including Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Los Angeles Lakers. With Davis eligible for a five-year, $230 million super-max contract extension next summer, it’s obvious he wants to secure the best of the best to handle the biggest financial situation of his life.

Or could it be to set himself up for the future to make a massive career move? With DeMarcus Cousins leaving New Orleans this offseason, the Pelicans’ foundation is rather bare beyond Davis. They aren’t a major free agent destination, and they really don’t have the desirable assets to make a trade that would jump New Orleans into championship contention. Davis could see this as an opportunity to seek a trade in the future, or set up a potential move in free agency to a larger market with championship potential. Say… Los Angeles with fellow Klutch client LeBron James?

Speaking of the devil…

Regardless, Davis means business by signing the best agent in the game.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Anthony Davis signs with superstar agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports

  1. friendsofcoal
    5:15 pm September 23, 2018 Permalink

    I think AD could represent himself with his game.

    • terwilliger
      5:31 pm September 23, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly what I was getting ready to post. Once you’ve proven yourself as one of the top 10 or 15 players in the league, why bother having an agent? That’s just some sniveling little turd who’s gonna take a huge chunk of your $$. Must be a rule that says you have to have one.

  2. GregoryEarl
    7:25 pm September 23, 2018 Permalink

    I say Anthony Davis is setting himself up to be a Laker.

  3. GregoryEarl
    7:42 pm September 23, 2018 Permalink

    Even LeBron James has an agent ….everyone needs someone to look out for them.

  4. 4everUKblue
    8:45 pm September 23, 2018 Permalink

    I really hope AD never plays on the same team as LBJ, he doesn’t nee Lebron.