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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
College: Kentucky
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Anthony Davis is working to improve his offensive arsenal this offseason with a corner 3-point shot, more post moves and a pull-up jumper off the dribble.
Davis has also raised eyebrows by packing on muscle since the end of the Pelicans' season, and he's no longer bothered by the back and ankle injuries which cut short his 2013-14 campaign. "When you see him it's like 'Wow, this kid is growing as we speak,'" said coach Monty Williams. "His shoulders, back, chest [are bigger]." Davis was an elite fantasy player this season with averages of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 blocks per game, but he also missed 15 games due to injury. The optimistic view is that his bulkier physique will help him withstand the rigors of an 82-game season, and he'll be the first big man off the board in fantasy drafts. Jun 4 - 11:27 AM

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Anthony Davis has been hitting the weight room and is up to 237 pounds.

So the "added 15 pounds of muscle" storyline is starting already. Davis listed at 220 pounds to start last season and looked strong at a team workout on Monday. He flourished in his second season last year and is almost a lock to be an elite big man in fantasy leagues as long as he can stay healthy.
Jun 2 - 12:54 PM

Anthony Davis (back) said he wants to be "the best to play the game."

''I know it's not going to come easy," Davis said. "I know I'm not going to wake up and hear everybody say that Anthony Davis is the best to play. So I just want to make sure I keep working because I know that's what it took to get here.'' He spent last offseason working on his offensive game and it showed with plenty of new moves in a breakout 2013-14. Davis' back spasms were expected to keep him sidelined for a couple weeks back on Apr. 10, so he should be ready to get his offseason training going very soon.
Source: NOLA.com
Apr 25 - 5:14 PM

Anthony Davis (back) begged the Pelicans training staff to play against the Rockets on Wednesday, according to the Pelicans broadcast.

Wow. Davis has been a leader for the Pelicans and things like this are a big reason why. Obviously the team held him out because they didn't want him to aggravate his back injury and the team doctors wanted him to be off a basketball court for another week. He'll be a top-end option in drafts next year.
Apr 16 - 10:07 PM

Anthony Davis (back) and Eric Gordon (knee) will miss the rest of the season.

Davis was examined by the team doctors and it was determined his back injury would require 1-2 weeks of rest and rehab. Davis hasn't really fought back spasms up until last week, but he's had at least three separate instances in the past week. His breakout season will end with averages of 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 blocks. He'll be in the mix to go in the top three in fantasy drafts next year. Jeff Withey is the hot hand to add, but the Pelican frontcourt is a mess.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 10 - 1:33 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

His back has not improved and coach Monty Williams said he doesn't know what originally caused Davis to have back spasms. The star forward's first incident came in last Wednesday's practice and he's had multiple problems since. Jeff Withey may get more minutes and could get a couple blocks as a low-end fantasy option.
Apr 9 - 6:29 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) is questionable to play Wednesday, but Pelicans coach Monty Williams intends to start him if he's healthy.

"If a guy says he's OK, but he doesn't look the way I know he's supposed to look, I take him out [of the game]," said Williams, who pulled Davis from Friday's game. "Structurally, everything's fine with his back." The Pelicans aren't worried about Davis doing any serious damage by playing, in other words, but fantasy owners will have to await updates prior to Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 8 - 2:49 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) started Sunday's game and finished with 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks in 34 minutes, but he required treatment during the game and struggled after the first quarter.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said that Davis has been dealing with "spasms and soreness" but there is nothing structurally wrong and they'll let him play as long as he feels well enough. Hopefully he'll stay active with help from a litany of rehab procedures, including "massage, heat therapy, stretching ... soaking in Epsom salts and modern methods such as dry needling." New Orleans returns to action on Wednesday and we'll keep Davis on the injury report as a precaution.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 6 - 11:44 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) will start vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

Davis' status wasn't announced until moments before tip-off. He was in and out of Friday's game so we'll be keeping a close eye on him, but he's safe to deploy as usual.
Apr 6 - 9:09 PM

Anthony Davis left Friday's game due to back spasms and did return in the third quarter, finishing with eight points, six boards, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

It doesn't sound like his back injury is serious, but this is the third time in the past three days he's had an incident. Davis had one on Wednesday morning, one in Wednesday's game and tonight, which his coach addressed post-game. "I just felt like he couldn't do what he wanted to do and it didn't look good with him on the floor," coach Monty Williams said. Davis should be considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.
Apr 5 - 1:14 AM

Anthony Davis returned to the game on Friday night in the third quarter after a bout with back spasms in the first half.

He looks fine out there and he may have just been concerned when he went to the locker room. Davis' back spasms don't sound too serious, but it's a mild concern for his long-term value. We'll let you know after the game how he looks the rest of the way.
Apr 4 - 11:01 PM

Anthony Davis continued his battle with back spasms during Friday's game and is questionable to return.

He did not return to Wednesday's game and the Pelicans might hold him out of the rest of this game. Davis was able to do some activities in the past two days without incident, but game action is a little different. Jeff Withey seems to be taking Davis' place in the rotation. Check back for an update.
Apr 4 - 10:42 PM

Anthony Davis (back) will play against the Jazz on Friday night.

Most signs pointed to Davis giving it a go tonight and he is going to get the the start. Fantasy owners have to plug him in their lineup for obvious reasons. He is ranked second in fantasy value for the season behind Kevin Durant.
Apr 4 - 7:38 PM

Anthony Davis (back) is a game-time decision for Friday's contest vs. the Jazz.

Coach Monty Williams said Davis has been doing "a lot of stuff the past two games" and his star power forward "looked good this morning." Davis had a minor issue with his back on Wednesday morning and the team may have just kept him from returning to Wednesday's game to limit the risk of an aggravation. He does seem a bit closer to probable for tonight, but he there is still a big chance he sits. If he's out, Jeff Withey will likely start, but is not an option in most formats.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 4 - 2:50 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) is being listed as day-to-day by the team.

As it stands right now, he should be considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Jazz. Davis was dealing with a back issue during Wednesday's shootaround and suffered back spasms in the first half of Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets. Fantasy owners probably should just sit tight for now to see if Davis can go through shootaround on Friday. For what it's worth, his back issue did not look to be as severe as Blake Griffin's from over the weekend. Jeff Withey started the second half vs. Denver, but is far from a strong pickup.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 3 - 1:06 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Russ Smith
3Austin Rivers
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Omri Casspi
3Darius Miller
4Al-Farouq Aminu
5Scotty Hopson
6James Southerland
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Jason Smith