Anthony Davis wants to stay with the Pelicans for now

The Pelicans big man is saying all the right things, but admits he's taking it season by season, with some consideration to Cousins' future with the team.

Kahron Spearman

Pelicans star Anthony Davis comforted the New Orleans fans that he has no plans on forcing himself out of the city before his contract expires following the 2020-21 season - but he did list some contingencies. 

Davis does like the direction of the team, per Advocate's Scott Kushner. "I feel like we're moving in the right direction," notes Davis. "But you do have to take it year by year and see how it goes. That's how I'm approaching it."

Im here until 2021, and then I'll make a decision from there. I don't plan on leaving in the next couple of years or anything like that. I've always said I wanted to be here, and that's still true.

Anthony Davis
Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

There's one critical piece he also mentioned: Of course [center DeMarcus Cousins] is a big factor, what he is going to do or not."

The two were a dynamic and dominating duo would've made some noise in the playoffs. After Cousins' unfortunate Achilles tear, for which he'll likely be out deep into next season, much of the Pelicans' future is up in the air. 

Davis has continued to play well, averaging 27.4 points and 10.7 rebound a game.