The Pelicans will also reduce the minutes of point guard Jrue Holiday, Ferry said Thursday. Davis said he meant to play after recovering from a hand injury that led him to miss nine games and the entirety of the Pelicans' late surrounding the deadline.
It appears that the Pelicans would like to play Davis a whole lot less following the All-Star break and prevent any further injuries.
As mentioned earlier, the Pelicans can't shut down Davis, as they would face a hefty $100,000 fine for each game he misses without injury.
Asked if New Orleans still has the playoff race in mind entering its final 23 games, Gentry responded that "the goal is to play really good basketball and play competitively".
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At least Gateshead seemed keen not to rub salt into the wounds, though, as they tweeted "Welcome to the club" following the news. When Chelsea announced the signing of Pulisic in January, at that moment, his rights belonged to the Blues.
Davis, who has requested a trade, reportedly prefers to be traded to the Lakers. We've also got to focus on trying to evaluate our young players, see what we've got and see how they play in certain situations. With that said, New Orleans doesn't have much incentive to attempt to win with lottery odds in the balance and, even without that, there are plenty of reasons why the Pelicans wouldn't be overjoyed to send Davis out there for 30-plus minutes every night.
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"I'm not sure [if I'll play against the Lakers]".
Davis played 20 minutes on Friday versus the Pacers. But at the end of the day, we want him to be happy and we want what's best for him.