Report: Pelicans have no plan in place for Anthony Davis’ playing time after All-Star break
Davis hurt his left shoulder on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, leaving owner Gayle Benson very upset.
According to sources on both sides, there is no plan yet in place for how they will handle this after the All-Star break. The Pelicans and Davis (with Paul advising) are re-evaluating the best way to handle his playing time – again.
While sources say the situation has not involved the National Basketball Players Association to this point, that would change if New Orleans attempted to protect its monumental trade chip by sitting Davis for the rest of the season – presuming he wanted to play. Then again, maybe Davis decides that he’s better off training in obscurity while we wait to see where his next stop might be.
Luckily for Anthony Davis and the Pelicans, Davis didn’t suffer a serious injury. However, every time AD steps onto the floor, he is putting himself at risk of getting hurt and diminishing his trade value around the league.
Davis has requested a trade, and the Pelicans will trade the superstar big man in the summer. Until then, the best course of action appears to be sitting Davis for the rest of the season, but it remains to be seen if the NBA will allow it.