Pelicans' Davis deflects agent-change speculation
10:08 PM ET
METAIRIE, La. — Anthony Davis swatted away the notion that his decision to hire new representation meant he was setting the stage for a change of scenery.
With three seasons left on his contract and five All-Star nods to his name, Davis’ leverage to control where he plays is growing. So when he recently left the Wasserman agency that negotiated his current contract and joined Klutch Sports, which also represents Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, it begged questions about the reasons for the switch.
The move also stoked paranoia in New Orleans, the city Chris Paul left in his prime shortly after he changed agents.
But Davis said the move was aimed primarily at helping him become the “the most dominant player in the league.”
“It was just for where I am right now in my career — what I’m trying to do — I thought the change was necessary,” Davis said Monday, when the Pelicans held media day on the eve of training camp. “That’s all it was.”
Five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has signed with Klutch Sports, which represents LeBron James. Davis has two years and $52 million left