Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Anthony Davis' team mishandled trade request

Nobody else is going to take that away from me.

Westbrook has had numerous battles with Nowitzki in the last decade, including the Thunder winning two of three playoffs series against the Mavericks.

But that Davis is gone, replaced by a man who sounds utterly lost and who lacks control, at least temporarily, over the most fundamental aspects of his career.

Team Giannis was leading by 20 points in the third quarter when Durant helped ignite the comeback that ended with his team ahead by 14.

Davis faced the cameras, too, but he stumbled where his colleagues cruised.

According to Scott Kushner of The Advocate, the brain trust in New Orleans would prefer to sit Davis for the rest of the season so he doesn't get hurt and decrease his trade value.

After his media availability, Davis further clarified - or blurred - the status of his "list" on NBA TV. At first, Davis appeared to confirm the existence of the list, saying that its specifics were to be kept "between my agent and the Pelicans". No, he didn't eliminate Boston from the list of cities where he would consider playing. It could be a big market, small market. Through the first 55 games of his rookie season, the 19-year-old has averaged 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.

Davis was never really asked anything regarding All-Star weekend. They are, he said. "In the case of Dirk Nowitzki, I saw him painfully running up and down the court, and I think it was clear that this was going to be his last season", he said.

"I'm just keeping it real, to be honest", Davis said while talking with reporters. The Pelicans are going to trade Davis to whichever team offers the best package for him, and if Davis truly plans to explore free agency in 2020 regardless, the Pelicans have no incentive to send Davis where he wants to go. "But, you know, he kinda rebutted and told me that I earned it..." That roster includes: LaMarcus Aldridge, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Victor Oladipo, Ben Simmons, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Vucevic and Russell Westbrook.

List? No list? New list?

  • Kyle Peterson