Despite trade rumors surrounding him throughout the offseason, Pelicans star Anthony Davis says he is happy with his current situation.
Tuesday at the basketball camp he hosts for kids in New Orleans, according to NOLA.com, Davis clarified this to reporters:
"I am happy here as a Pelican," he said. "I am happy here."
It makes sense for Davis to be happy where he is. After all, he recently signed a $122 million mega-deal and had DeMarcus Cousins join him to form arguably the best frontcourt in the game. Even after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign, there is still reason to have hope for a successful future in The Big Easy.
But speculation of a historic trade involving Davis took over the offseason. One team particularly attached to the 24-year-old big man in trade rumors has been the Celtics.
In fact, even one of the kids at Davis' basketball camp took the Davis-to-the-Celtics rumors seriously, asking him if he was indeed Boston bound.
Davis was asked about some of the weirdest questions campers had for him, and he said one stuck out above them all.
"I get asked all types of random stuff," he said with smile. "The craziest (question) was if I was going to Boston."
For now, Davis remains a Pelican and it is unlikely that will change any time soon. The question is whether that will still be the case by this time next year.