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Anthony Davis has likely played his last game with the New Orleans Pelicans, but head coach Alvin Gentry doesn’t think the situation had to unfold quite like this.
“He’s a good kid,” Gentry said of Davis, per Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune. “I think he got some bad advice, if you want me to be frank.”
Davis requested a trade from the team in January. Although he wasn’t dealt before the regular-season deadline, he is expected to be moved during the offseason.
He informed the Pelicans he wouldn’t sign an extension if offered.
However, Gentry may be holding out hope that the All-Star remains in New Orleans. Although the team finished with a 33-49 record this season, he has faith in a 2019-20 turnaround:
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“We are going to be good next year, and we are going to make the playoffs… you can quote me on that.”
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Jrue Holiday will have to be the key if Davis is indeed traded away.