Issues akin to tampering and commerce calls for have been introduced up fairly a bit over the previous few weeks. This, after all, is in mild of New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis letting everybody know that he needs out of the town, with the Los Angeles Lakers being his most popular vacation spot. It created an fascinating state of affairs on the commerce deadline, though no deal obtained carried out which ended up resulting in the firing of GM Dell Demps. During a press convention on the All-Star Game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver was requested in regards to the commerce calls for and what he considered them.
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"I'd simply say, blanketly, no, I do not like commerce calls for, and I want they did not come, and I want all these issues had been dealt with behind closed doorways," Silver mentioned. "In phrases of commerce calls for, once more, definitely, that is nothing new on this league, and I will not identify names, however a few of the biggest gamers within the historical past of this league have demanded trades at numerous factors of their contract. Having mentioned that, nobody likes to see an occasion the place a participant is demanding that he be traded when he nonetheless is in the course of a contractual obligation to a group."
Davis' agent Rich Paul was fined $50,000 by the league for leaking his shopper's commerce calls for, which is one thing that Silver says he'll proceed to do sooner or later to discourage anymore public falling out events.