Anthony Davis has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded. But you knew this already, didn’t you?

After roughly nine hours of stewing over the trade report having gone public, thanks to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski early Monday morning, the Pelicans have responded with a statement.

Wojnarowski provided the full statement:

“This past weekend, Anthony Davis’ representatives informed us that Anthony does not wish to sign a contract extension with our team and subsequently has requested a trade. Although we are disappointed in this decision our organization’s top priority is to bring an NBA championship to our city and fans build our team for long-term success. Relative to specific talks of a trade, we will do this on our timeline. One that make sense for our team and it will not be dictated by those outside of our organization. We have also requested the League to strictly enforce the tampering rules associated with this transaction.”

Basically, the Pelicans are not happy. They’re not going to be rushed. And they’re warning everyone to back the heck off and let them conduct things through the appropriate channels.

Good luck with that.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.