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New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis changed agents but that doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to change teams.
Davis’ new agent is Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Agency, which also represents Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. That coupled with a report Davis bought a California mansion has the rumor mill churning.
But according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Davis may not be in a rush to move on from the Pelicans, after all.
“A star player switching agents sometimes can create the implication that he wants to change teams,” Windhorst wrote. “Paul, who represents more than 20 NBA players, told ESPN that is not the case and he plans to meet with Pelicans officials soon.”
In fact, Davis himself told ESPN he was happy to be a Pelican.
“My focus is to win, to come in every day and do all I can go help this organization,” Davis said. “While establishing myself as the best player on the floor every night.”
Davis is 6-foot-10 and averaged an amazing 28.1 points and 11.1 rebounds in 75 games last season. He lifted the Pelicans to a first-round upset of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs and is a legitimate league MVP candidate every season.
So there’s no doubt the Pelicans would love to keep him and the Lakers (and others) would love to have him. But for now, it seems, agents are the only thing Davis is ready to change.