David Griffin to Meet With Anthony Davis, Believes Pelicans Star May Stay in New Orleans

David Griffin was introduced as the Pelicans president of basketball operations on Wednesday and provided his vision for dealing with Anthony Davis' trade request

Griffin said he thinks Davis is "open to staying" with the organization after speaking with agent Rich Paul, according to The Athletic's Will Guillory. Davis requested a trade out of New Orleans on Jan. 28 when Dell Demps ran the team's front office.

Griffin has yet to speak with Davis directly.

Griffin was hired by New Orleans on April 12. He worked in Cleveland from 2010-17, working as the Cavs GM from 2014-17. Griffin parted ways with the organization in June 2017. 

Davis has one year left on his contract and will be a free agent in July 2020. The Pelicans finished 13th in the West in 2018-19 at 33–49. 

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