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NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Will Not Ask For A Trade, Will Wait Until The Summer To Decide His Future


The Pelicans, it seems, have just been given a little more time.

Since acquiring Anthony Davis in 2012, the 6'10" forward from Kentucky has become one of the NBA's most coveted stars. Aside from being able to dominate on the inside, Davis has developed a shockingly effective outside stroke, meaning there's no real limit to his game.

Stars as good as Davis usually don't like waiting too long for their team to get their act together. Six and a half seasons later, Anthony Davis is still waiting. It's why, pretty much every week, there is talk of his inevitable "departure," and why the trade phone will keep on ringing in New Orleans.

They haven't given in to those calls yet, and maybe they shouldn't. As reported by Shams Charania, Anthony Davis has no intentions of leaving the Pelicans yet.

The 2019-20 season is Davis' final year under contract with the Pelicans before he can opt out and become a free agent. Most were convinced he would request a trade this summer because he'd force the Pelicans to deal him before they lose him for nothing in free agency next summer.

We don't know what's in store then, only that this summer probably won't be the one that sees him leave New Orleans. Instead, it will be the one he uses to think.

There has been no public indication regarding whether Davis plans to sign a long-term extension with the Pelicans or test the open market so far. Davis and his camp have been quiet on that front. For now, it sounds like not even Davis knows what he wants to do.

Of course, this serves as great news for the Pelicans, who have some more time to improve their situation while he figures it out.