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“I saw that report, and I think it’s great. It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win. It doesn’t make a difference if you’re in Milwaukee, New York or L.A. The whole goal is winning. So we hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee.”
Davis ended up remaining with the New Orleans Pelicans through the deadline, but he could potentially become an option for the team once again in the summer. However, the league prevents public comments on personnel that are members of other organizations.
The Pelicans asked the league to “strictly enforce the tampering rules” regarding Davis when it first released a statement about the trade request, and it appears the NBA is following suit.
Davis was fined $50,000 himself for making the initial trade demands, via Jack Maloney of CBS Sports.
Players, coaches and management will now have to be careful whenever they discuss any possible deals in the future.