Davis fined $50K for statements made by his agent, Rich Paul.
The NBA has fined All Star center Anthony Davis $50,000 as a result of his trade demands going public.
A statement from the league office reads:
"New Orleans Pelicans forward-center Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands. The fine is for statements that were made by Davis' agent, Rich Paul, in an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans."
Davis' camp recently informed the Pelicans that he would not be signing a five-year, $240 million supermax extension this summer and has therefore requested a trade. A.D is due to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020, so any team interested in making a trade for him would likely need assurance that he'd sign with them once his current deal is up.
According to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers are the only team that Davis is willing to sign an extension with.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers are really pushing to get a deal done for Davis prior to the league's February 7 trade deadline, which would prevent the Boston Celtics from getting involved in the bidding.
Due to the "Rose Rule," the Celtics cannot trade for Davis until July 1, because league rules wouldn't allow Irving's and Davis' contracts under the provision on the roster together.