Gentry says winning all that matters to Davis, Pelicans

Sam Amico

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis can opt out of his contract at season's end, and while he's done his best to temper the trade winds, they are swirling anyway.

Davis has been liked from everyone to the Los Angeles Lakers to Boston Celtics to, yes, the Pelicans. No matter what happens, though, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry isn't interested in speculation.

"That’s what you guys talk about,” Gentry told reporters of the Davis rumors. “We don’t talk about it. So he’s here. He’s playing on our team. We’re trying to win games. That’s the only thing that matters right now."

The Pelicans are 10-11 and coming off a loss to the very Celtics that Davis is rumored to be potentially joining. Maybe, but maybe not, too.

"It’s not anything that I’m going to have a say-so in or anything else, so we don’t bother about it," Gentry said. "We worry about winning games and putting everybody in the best situation to win games.”

Davis, 25, is off to another MVP-type of start. The 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 27.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.