January 30, 2019, 8:27 amAnthony DavisF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
A source with knowledge of Anthony Davis’ thinking said that the idea that the Pelicans were less of a priority to ownership than the Saints has been a growing concern for the All-Star forward.
Gayle Benson is the principal owner of both the Pelicans and the New Orleans Saints after she inherited the teams upon the 2018 death of her husband and the teams' previous owner, Tom Benson. She is the only NFL owner to own an NBA franchise in the same market as her football team and it’s really not a surprise that this scheme played a factor in the trade AD demanded over the weekend. At least the dust has now settled and we are all waiting to see which side makes the next move. As for AD, he is still expected to return to action at some point later this week.
Source: The Athletic