Anthony Davis has reportedly submitted an official trade request to the Pelicans, and has informed the team that he will not be resigning with the franchise after his contract expires in 2020.
It’s a sharp turn of events for the Pels, who appeared to be on their way to contention for the first time since the end of the Chris Paul era after last year’s series sweep of the Portland Trailblazers. But now the team sits 13th in the West at 22 and 28, Davis is injured, and the big market vultures are circling the carcass of a franchise that has failed to achieve sustained success despite possessing one of the top five players in the NBA.
Earlier this season, Davis was spotted at dinner with Lebron James, where James reportedly pitched the star forward on coming out West to join him in LA. The rumor mill is also putting the 76ers in the mix as well. Boston has long been thought to be a front runner for The Brow’s services, but any trade would have to wait until the summer due to league rule.
And in better basketball news, the LSU Tigers are now ranked 19th in the nation after a come from behind victory of Missouri over the weekend.
Full squad workouts are underway for the highly touted LSU Baseball team. The Tigers are ranked either first or second in every major college baseball preseason poll. Coach Paul Mainieri says junior right-hander Zack Hess will be the leader of their pitching staff…
And on the football side of the Tigers, former New Orleans coach Joe Brady is heading to Baton Rouge to be LSU’s new passing game coordinator, replacing Jerry Sulivan who retired last year. He’s also set to help out receivers coach Mickey Joseph, coaching up the wide receivers.
Saints Qb Drew Brees has addressed fans in the wake of the heartbreaking no call from the NFC Championship game. He aknowldeged the toll that call has placed on him and the Who Dat Nation, and says he will refuse to let that hold the team down.