Davis, who has long been coveted by General Manager Danny Ainge, hired Klutch Sports (best known for their ties to star LeBron James) as his new management before requesting a trade from the Pelicans this season, who proceeded to make a colossal mess of things by trying to force Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.
That debacle ultimately cost their head honcho, Magic Johnson, his job, which he recently resigned from in what many saw as a face-saving move for the storied franchise, preventing friend and owner Jeannie Buss from having to fire him. It may also have expended James' cache as a first-rate star in the league, after the chaos his management's machinations effectively wrecked his own team's morale.
Griffin, who managed to deal with an owner much worse than the new scion of the Benson family, Gayle, while assembling a wining team with a comparable-if-slightly-worse collection of talent and assets, hinted that might be a goal for the struggling franchise, and given his acuity in the role, it's certainly not the most outlandish thing we've heard this year that could turn out to actually go down.
For now, at least, Davis is mum on the possibility of staying put, but as many on Twitter and elsewhere have noted, the tire-fire image of AD coming back to NOLA even on a short-term basis is at least as bad a look as that couple we all know who try and pretend that very bad and very public breakup they went through was just a hiccup they'll be getting past soon - stay tuned for new details on this developing story. For more stories by Justin, click here.