NBA star Anthony Davis had publicly requested that he be traded from the Pelicans. He and his agent, Rich Paul, requested this publicly, which is a direct violation of NBA rules.
Therefore, Davis is now facing a $50k fine for his actions. It’s apparent that he believes this is important enough to go public, so he is ready to receive the backlash.
NBA fines Anthony Davis $50,000 for his agent Rich Paul publicly asking for a trade. This is a well-known rule; obviously Paul & Davis expected this. Clearly felt informing the team (and AD's teammates) first, then being honest publicly was still the right way to do all this.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 29, 2019
Even though he makes more than that in a single game, that’s still a huge statement from the NBA. The NBA released an announcement about the matter as well.
Here is the NBA announcement regarding Anthony Davis' $50,000 fine: pic.twitter.com/S3GKHB9Pmn
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 29, 2019
All in all, it just goes to show how serious Davis is about getting traded. He is no longer interested in a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.