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Even the NBA All-Star Game may be the most recent twist in the running Anthony Davis Saga | Bleacher Report



  General Manager of New Orleans Pelicans Dell Demps, second from left, presents the All Star Game jersey to advance Anthony Davis before an NBA basketball match against Utah jazz in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Jazz won 127-94. (AP Photo / Max Becherer)

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1; In the second year, when the NBA trading period was scheduled before the All-Star weekend, transactional distractions were expected to be the marquee event would not overshadow the league.

Anthony Davis' early trading demand created an interesting precedent. Could the league hold its unmistakable All-Star Festival without Davis wanting to put the Lakers in the way?

In the end, Davis was not traded. Dell Demps, general manager of New Orleans, did not want to be cornered by Davis and his agent Rich Paul, who also happens to represent Lakers star LeBron James. However, on Friday, thousands met at Charlotte to celebrate the game along with the current state Stars and Legends and in memory of the so-called midpoint of the 2018-19 season Demps was fired.

So much for limiting collateral damage.

"The timing is strange," said a Western Conference board member to Bleacher Report. "I think [Demps] it was good just to be patient, I think the majority of us in the field office said he did the right thing, there was no hurry." In fact, why should Demps have gone into trading Davis to the Lakers when, in a few months, the Celtics could call with an offer of train picks and possibly Jayson Tatum

Or if the Knicks might be with Zion's No. 1 Williamson would call and other assets?

"It's interesting for him to fire him," said the Western Conference executor. "I think they were frustrated with how things were handled and the fact that he left the arena."

It turned out that the last sip for Demp's & # 39; term in New Orleans came on Thursday night when Davis had injured his shoulder a collision and came out of the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He then went with his agent to a local hospital that angered Pelicans owner Gayle Benson Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN