We previously reported that Anthony Davis trade request was announced publically and the Lakers were thinking about scooping him up and flying him to Los Angeles.
Well, Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after his agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday that his client “wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship.” Yikes, that’s a violation, Paul! Read on for the details…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement prohibits players or their agents from publicly requesting a trade, that means Rich Paul was in violation.
Anyways, Paul, of Klutch Sports, told ESPN on Monday that he had informed the Pelicans that Anthony Davis wouldn’t sign an extension this summer and wanted a trade.
One thing led to another and now Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 by the NBA.
On Monday night, NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN said that the league had commenced an investigation earlier that morning upon reading the reports regarding Davis.
The NBA’s statement announcing the fine cited the comments made by Paul as “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.”
Davis has been sidelined since suffering a left index finger sprain on Jan. 18, but could return as soon as this week. Though, it might be a bit awkward on the court after his teammates get wind of all this. SMH
As for the fine, which is the most Davis can be fined without the player filing a grievance, ain’t nothing to a $205 million payout from the Lakers this summer.