Anthony Davis switched agents this offseason, replacing Thad Foucher with Rich Paul.
Davis told the media the move is about becoming the most dominant player in the league and not about money. Davis will be eligible for a five-year supermax worth $230 million during the 2019 offseason.
"It was for who I am right now in my career and what I'm trying to do," Davis said. "I thought the change was necessary. That's all it was. Just trying to be the most dominant player in the league. I think making that change to Klutch will help me do so."
The future of Davis with the Pelicans has been unclear as they try to build a winner around him.
"I'm here and I'm focused on winning with this squad right here and having a good squad," Davis said. "Just want to go out there and play my hardest."