What was in Russ Smith’s Head when Traded to the Pelicans?


Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal spoke to Russ Smith about being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans and the first thought that was in his head were two people you probably know.

Smith also said Davis was one of the first thoughts to pop into his head when New Orleans called to tell Smith they’d traded for him. Well, one of two thoughts, really.

“Lil Wayne and Anthony Davis,” Smith said, laughing.

Davis and Smith met in the Final Four in New Orleans, too, but Smith hasn’t been to the city outside of that business trip.

He plans to pick Davis’ brain once he gets there.

“I have no shame in going up to Anthony and asking him what’s the way to do it,” Smith said. “I’m here to make it work. Whatever I to to do to make it work.”


Read “U of L’s Smith, UK’s Davis a special pair with Pelicans” by clicking here.

  • ukjb

    Wasn’t a fan of smith until his actions after his last collegiate game. Earned some respect that day. Good kid