Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, stated Sunday the New Orleans Pelicans never ever negotiated with them in great faith relating to NBA star Anthony Davis.
The Lakers took part in talks with the Pelicans relating to an offer for Davis however might not strike an offer prior to Thursday’s trade due date.
Asked if he believed the Pelicans worked out in great faith, Johnson stated, “No.”.
” We understood that generally at the end of the day what took place occurred. And we understood that when we initially began. In regards to what took place, hi, it is what it is.”.
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Johnson stated he has no remorses about the general public nature of the talks with Pelicans basic supervisor Dell Demps over the previous 2 weeks after Davis, through his representative, suggested he wished to leave the Pelicans.
Johnson stated his gamers are expert sufficient to manage having actually heard their names pointed out in trade reports for Davis.
” Given up making this about believing these men are children, since that’s what you’re treating them like,” stated Johnson. “They’re specialists. All of them. This is how this league works. They understand it, I understand it. That’s how it goes. So we have actually got to move on and we are progressing.”.
Johnson stated he spoke separately with a number of gamers in the wake of the dealmaking that failed.
” They earn money to do a task,” Johnson stated. “We’re all specialists. I have actually remained in this league 40 years. A great deal of gamers got traded on Thursday. Think what’s gon na occur next year? A great deal of gamers will get traded. A great deal of gamers will stay at home.
” I spoke with our men, they remain in an excellent location.”.