Report: Pelicans Risked $100K Fine Per Game If They Benched Anthony Davis

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 30: Injured Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Smoothie King Center on January 30, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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Anthony Davis will play for the New Orleans Pelicans down the stretch despite wanting to be traded, partly because the NBA reportedly threatened the team with hefty fines if he didn’t.

On Friday’s episode of The Jump (h/t Rachel Nichols), ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the NBA warned the Pelicans they would be fined $100,000 per game if Davis was inactive after being cleared to return from a thumb injury:

           

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF

February 8, 2019 at 02:42PM

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