Warriors star Kevin Durant supports Anthony Davis.
Davis will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants the team to move him, agent Rich Paul told ESPN. Durant discussed Davis’ decision when he met with reporters Monday.
“It’s not that serious. Why not talk about it?” Durant said, via the Mercury News. “AD wanted to play basketball somewhere else. It’s not like the president is shutting down the government. It’s just basketball.”
Durant said speculation about where Davis will end up is “definitely a topic of conversation” in Golden State’s locker room.
“We talk about it,” Durant said. “We all as players, we want guys do exactly what they want to do in this league. They have a finite amount of time, so why not do what you want?”
Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season. He wants to be dealt to a “championship” contender, Paul said.
“Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Paul told ESPN. “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 has missed the Pelicans last four games with a finger injury.