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NBA Announces Punishment For Anthony Davis

anthony davis looks onto the court before a game against boston

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 10, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The NBA has reportedly decided on punishment for New Orleans Pelicans' star forward Anthony Davis following his trade demand.

NBA insider Shams Charania is reporting that the league is fining Davis $50,000 for his trade demand.

"Sources: The NBA has fined Anthony Davis $50,000," he reports.

The reason for the punishment is Davis' agent, Rich Paul, going on the record to demand a trade for his client. "Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 for his representative, Rich Paul, going on the record for trade request, violating CBA," he reports.

The NBA has since officially announced the punishment for Davis.

"The fine is for statements that were made by Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, in an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans."

"Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," Paul told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future."

Several NBA teams have been mentioned as potential landing spots for Davis, including the Lakers, Sixers and Raptors.