NBA has 'commenced an investigation' into Anthony Davis' trade request, league spokesperson says

Anthony Davis could be fined by the NBA, according to ESPN.

The NBA has “commenced an investigation” into the Pelicans star’s recent trade request, a league spokesperson told ESPN. 

Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, notified the Pelicans that the forward doesn’t intend to sign an extension with the team and would like to be moved.

“Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Paul told ESPN on Monday. “Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that’s the reason for informing them of this decision now. That’s in the best interests of both Anthony’s and the organization’s future.”

Davis is sidelined with a finger injury. He’s averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game in 2018-19.

The Pelicans said in a statement it will make a move “on our terms and our timeline.” The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 7.

“It will not be dictated by those outside of our organization,” the statement read. “We have also requested the League to strictly enforce the tampering rules associated with this transaction.”

The Pelicans have lost their last three games and will face the Rockets on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.