​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.   


The Brow is approaching return from a finger fracture, but on Wednesday night head coach Alvin Gentry said that he's unsure if Davis will resume playing when he returns from the injury. 


Let's get one thing straight: AD sitting out the rest of the season is a total cop out on the veteran's part, regardless of New Orleans' recent attempts to insult the superstar. 

We've largely defended Davis for the Pels pettiness in response to the trade request, but what exactly is the purpose in sitting out? 


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? 

Davis needs to come to terms with the fact that this stalemate could extend months beyond the Feb. 7 deadline. 


The solution: play basketball. After all, he's getting paid north of $25 MILLION to do so.