After the Pelicans defeated the Thunder 131-122 Thursday night time, Gentry was pleased for his gamers, and lauded them for enduring all of the hypothesis about Davis and his future.
“I’m pleased for all of them. To inform you the reality, this complete factor has been a dumpster fireplace,” Gentry stated (through the Occasions-Picayune).
“It’s simply exhausting, , we wish guys to be skilled and do that, nevertheless it’s exhausting for guys to undergo what they’ve been by. To have the ability to come out and beat a group of that high quality, I’m pleased for all the blokes. I assumed that they did a terrific job.”
Davis left the sport within the second quarter with a shoulder damage and didn’t return. After an MRI, he was identified with a muscle contusion, and his standing is taken into account day-to-day.
When requested about Davis exiting the sport, Gentry replied merely, “I’m pleased for the blokes that performed the sport and we gained.”
When requested to elaborate on Davis leaving, Gentry stated, “Hey guys, I’m going to speak concerning the guys that performed. They did a terrific job. We discovered a technique to win the sport. That’s what’s vital.”
Gentry then promptly ended the media convention.
The Pelicans initially deliberate to sit down Davis for the remainder of the season after failing to commerce him by the Feb. 7 deadline. However the NBA intervened, a spokesperson stated, telling the Pelicans to play him as a result of, “League guidelines governing aggressive integrity … require that he be permitted to play.”