Anthony Davis out tonight

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will miss tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to illness. Jahlil Okafor will start in his place. Not the way I wanted to start 2019: Starting lineup change:Jahlil Okafor will start in place of Anthony Davis (illness). This bug going through the @PelicansNBA locker room — Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) January 1, 2019 According to Jennifer Hale, Pelicans sideline reporter, there is a bug going through the New Orleans locker room. It seems Davis is its latest victim.

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NBA sends out memo to teams about anti-tampering rules

Today the NBA sent a message to its teams about tampering…..literally. The comments of LeBron James ( and those of Giannis Antetokounmpo, though they aren’t getting near the amount of pub) in regards to Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis were, much to the delight of several NBA GM’s, the impetus for the NBA sending out a memorandum to teams to remind them of tampering rules. More from the NBA memo: This principle is particularly important in today’s media environment, where any actions or comments relating to potential player movement receive immediate…

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So tampering is ok now?

Lebron James recent comments regarding his thoughts on potentially playing with New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis stokes the long-simmering fires of rumours of Davis joining the Lakers.  It is also a clear case of tampering.  As stated in Article 35A of the NBA constitution, “No person may, directly or indirectly, entice, induce, persuade, or attempt to entice, induce or persuade, any Player who is under contract to, or whose exclusive negotiating rights are held by, any other Member of the Association. I’m layman’s terms, if you are on…

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