Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Anthony Davis’ trade request that resulted in him being dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer is “bad for the league.”
“When you sign on that dotted line, you owe your effort and your play to that team, to that city, to the fans,” Kerr said Wednesday on The Warriors Insider Podcast. “And then (once the contract concludes) it’s completely your right to leave as a free agent. But if you sign the contract, then you should be bound to that contract.”
Davis requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in January, and they eventually traded him to the Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks in June. That deal came after Davis, through his agent Rich Paul, made his trade desires publicly known, resulting in a $50,000 fine from the NBA.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Scott Gleeson