David Griffin Believes Anthony Davis Could Stay with Pelicans Amid Trade Rumors

Even though Anthony Davis appeared to be checked out as the 2018-19 season came to a close, the New Orleans Pelicans aren’t shutting the door on bringing their All-Star center back.  

During his introductory press conference Wednesday, David Griffin, New Orleans’ new executive vice president of basketball operations, expressed optimism about Davis remaining with the team after talking to Davis’ agent, Rich Paul. 

“We have a long successful history with Klutch Sports,” Griffin told reporters. “Rich Paul and I have spoke about Anthony. We are both excited about what we could potentially build here. … Rich Paul and I were part of succeeding. They will understand when I say this, ‘You are either all the way or all the way out.'”