In the last 24 hours we've seen the Pelicans remove Anthony Davis from the team's introductory video and come out and say that they don't feel constrained to deal the five-time All-Star to Los Angeles, his apparent preferred landing spot.
It was an odd, uncomfortable night in New Orleans as the Pelicans begin the first phase of life without Anthony Davis, while still having him on the team: https://t.co/BS4UxJZP39— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 31, 2019
We understand that New Orleans is prepared to play hardball (not that they aren't already), but demanding a trade just two weeks before the deadline is childish considering it hadn't previously surfaced whatsoever.
Did he really expect the Pelicans to complete a deal? Let alone a deal to one of his preferred destinations?
The solution: play basketball.