Speaking after his season ended on Tuesday night, Davis admitted that he doesn’t know what the future holds for him, and hinted that he could be a Pelican again next season.
Davis told the franchise that he wanted to leave just days before the February trade deadline, and reportedly drew up a list of potential teams he wanted to be moved to.
Of the teams on that list, the Lakers, the New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and the LA Clippers, only the former were believed to have made a move.
After several proposals were knocked back by the Pelicans, the trade deadline passed and Davis was forced to remain in New Orleans.
Whilst it is expected that the Boston Celtics will come in with a sizeable offer in the summer, Davis’ future is largely unknown, even to the star himself.
After he made the trade request, the forward played just 15 games from a possible 31 in a career-low 56-game-season.
Considered by many to be one of the NBA’s top talents, Davis is keen to ensure that he is able to secure a move in the summer, but admitted that he could end up being forced to wait another year until he is a free agent.
“I’m under contract still,” Davis said at his post-game press conference.
“I have a year left. Obviously it’s a possibility it could happen [staying in New Orleans].
“I don’t have ill will towards anybody. I know that it’s a possibility that next year I could be here as well, so I can’t be mad if I’m here next year.”
The Celtics were unable to make any trade proposals for Davis before the deadline due to their acquisition of Kyrie Irving.
And with the Celtics superstar rumoured to be exploring opportunities away from Boston in free agency this summer, it is likely that Davis could be seen as a potential replacement.
Initially, it was believed that Davis did not have any interest in a move up the east coast, and would not re-sign in Boston next year – when he is due a new contract.
But ‘The Brow’ told ESPN that he was unhappy with the way speculation surrounded his trade request.
“I think in everything you do, there’s always something to learn,” he continued.
“I haven’t really sat back and thought about any of that yet. But it’s something that I’ll go back and look at and reflect on.”