​The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and ​Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fortunately for him, though, they don't plan on shutting him down for the rest of the year.

​​At the outset of his trade request, Davis did mention through his agent that if the Pelicans did not trade him by the deadline, he would be more than willing to play out the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.

Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game to go along with 50.8 percent shooting. He's been playing like an MVP and it's unfortunate that he won't be able to participate in competitive basketball this year. But some basketball is better than none at all.

After multiple attempts by the Lakers to acquire Davis, it now seems that the ​Boston Celtics have jumped to the forefront of the discussion. They're expected to offer a king's ransom that rivals that of the Lakers, with names such as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown rumored to be in the mix.

The Pelicans currently hold the 13th spot in the Western Conference, and with a record of 24-31, they sit six games out of a playoff spot. For now, it's a waiting game for the season to end.