Pelicans’ Davis hit with $50k fine for on-record trade request

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The NBA has been following closely the situation regarding the New Orleans Pelicans and their unhappy star Anthony Davis, and whether his request to be traded warranted disciplinary action for doing it on the record.

The league came to a conclusion Tuesday, as Davis had to write a rather healthy check to the league for his request, in the amount of $50,000.

Earlier on Tuesday an NBA spokesman told ESPN: “We commenced an investigation this morning upon reading the reports regarding Anthony Davis. That process is ongoing.”

Davis and his agent, Rich Paul, went on the record stating that the five-time All-Star would not be signing an extension with the franchise, and instead wanted to be traded to a contender.

Reports continue to surface that Davis would like to go to Los Angeles to play with the Lakers, this before becoming a free agent in the summer of 2020, when he would sign the richest contract in league history.

If Davis did decide to stay with the Pelicans, he could have inked a five-year, $240 million supermax extension with the Pelicans this summer.