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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward | #23

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (1) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Davis (left knee) is expected to resume basketball activities in early August and be fully healthy for training camp, according to Pelicans GM Dell Demps.
Davis had a debridement procedure and bone marrow injection in his left knee on March 25, but he's already shooting and has reportedly added muscle to his slim frame. Davis is also recovering from a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, which ultimately didn't require surgery, so there are plenty of injury concerns even if he's dubbed "100 percent" for training camp. He'll be an extreme case of a high-risk, high-reward draft pick. Jul 13 - 7:32 PM

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Buddy Hield said playing with Anthony Davis will be like a "pick your poison" choice for NBA defenses.

"If he’s operating in the post, guys can’t double him," Hield said of Davis. "His ability to pick-and-pop, catch-and-shoot, that spreads the floor for everybody." The Pelicans were in the middle of the pack for 3-pointers made last year, but they are very likely going to lose their top guys for total treys, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson. Davis and Hield should be counting on each other quite a bit.
Jun 25 - 6:12 PM

Anthony Davis took a $24 million loss for not making one of the three All-NBA teams.

Davis either had to be voted into the starting lineup for the Western All-Star team or make an All-NBA team to reach the bonus. Instead of $145 million over the next five years, Davis will now make $121 million. Davis is currently recovering from knee surgery and is expected to be ready in time for training camp, so hopefully he uses this as motivation for next season.
May 27 - 11:35 AM

Anthony Davis (knee surgery) is hoping to be ready when training camp begins.

Davis didn't want to discuss specifics of his rehab, instead opting for the standard response of "going well" while saying that he hopes to be 100 percent by the time camp rolls around. AD, the Pelicans' medical staff, his trainers and physical therapist John Meyer are all part of the consultation process in Davis' road to recovery, so there are plenty of knowledgable voices in the room. As an aside, Alvin Gentry wants Davis to develop "a stronger base" and also shoot "in the high 30s" from distance. As long as he's at it, maybe Davis could facilitate world peace, too. Jokes aside, it's clear Gentry is intent on developing all areas of The Brow's game as the Pelicans look to successfully build around him.
May 9 - 10:33 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he will give Anthony Davis (knee) more opportunities to be the "go-to guy" next season.

"He’ll continue to grow as a player," Gentry said. "He just celebrated his 23rd birthday. He wants to be great. I think you’ll see him get stronger and he’ll become a better post-up player. I think his mid-range shooting game has been great. He made 35 threes this year, after making [three] his whole career before that. I also think you’ll see him become more of a go-to guy. I think he wants to do that, and we’ll give him more opportunities for him to do that." Davis is looking at a three-four month recovery from knee surgery and will be a risky pick in fantasy next season due to his durability concerns despite the obvious upside.
Apr 15 - 11:29 AM

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said he isn't worried about Anthony Davis (knee) long-term.

Gentry said it's just a matter of time and rehab for Davis, so there's nothing to worry about for 2016-17. Gentry also added that Davis will mostly play power forward next season in order to keep him away from playing against bigger players, so that's good news for his fantasy prospects. While Davis is a risky fantasy proposition due to his injury potential, he still possesses No. 1 overall pick upside for owners who are willing to roll the dice.
Apr 14 - 12:40 PM

Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) had left knee surgery on Thursday.

He is out 3-4 months from that surgery. The team adds it "has been determined Davis won't require surgery on his left shoulder" to repair a torn labrum. He is expected to miss 4-5 months and has already been ruled out for the Olympics.
Mar 24 - 8:34 PM

Anthony Davis is dealing with tendinosis in his left knee, according to Pelicans beat writer Brett Dawson.

Also called chronic tendinitis, tendinosis is damage to a tendon at the cellular level. It's possible that AD is dealing with another MCL issue, as his left knee is the same area where he suffered an MCL sprain in 2013. Regardless, he'll undergo surgery this offseason and faces a long summer of rehab since he'll also be having a shoulder procedure to repair his torn (left) labrum.
Mar 21 - 8:48 PM

Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) said he expects to miss 4-5 months and will not play in the Olympics.

The other big news is that Davis said he's played through a torn labrum for the last three years. Davis said this recent knee injury is what prompted him to have shoulder surgery. Back in 2013, the Hornets/Pelicans were "tight lipped" on his shoulder injury and it cost him only two games following the injury. Hopefully, this surgery can keep him healthier for next season. Fantasy owners will probably see him go later in the first round next year even though he should be ready for camp. Daily Slant: The DFS price tags of Ryan Anderson, Jrue Holiday and Toney Douglas won't be at a "reasonable" level for another few games, so you'll want to heavily expose yourself to them while they provide elite value. The value of Omer Asik, Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt will be more matchup-based, but that trio will have punt play appeal as we inch toward the end of the regular season.
Mar 21 - 2:20 PM

Alvin Gentry ripped apart those who believe Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) is soft.

''It's amazing when people say he's soft and they don't understand that he's played through a situation with his shoulder the entire season,'' he said. Despite his coach's support, Davis will still have the injury-prone label in fantasy drafts next season, and he will no longer be the consensus No. 1 pick. In addition to undergoing surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, Davis will have an unspecified procedure on his left knee that he'll be forced to rehab from, as well.
Mar 21 - 10:13 AM

Anthony Davis will require multiple surgeries to repair his left knee and a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

It's a discouraging way for the Pelicans' star to end his season, and the only silver lining is that he should have plenty of time to recover before to training camp. He's been playing through the torn labrum in his shoulder but it's unclear exactly what's wrong with his knee -- we should have more details, as well as a timetable, once the surgeries are performed. Ryan Anderson (groin) will benefit the most once healthy, with guys like Alexis Ajinca, Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt also picking up some slack.

Anthony Davis (left knee, shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

This has been the fear for some time now with New Orleans playing for absolutely nothing, and those in re-draft leagues can safely send Davis to the waiver wire with this report. Davis is reportedly set to undergo surgery, although it's not currently clear if it will be performed on his knee or shoulder. He'll end 2015-16 campaign with averages of 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 turnovers through 61 games, and now as a guy with an "injury prone" label, Davis will no longer be the consensus No. 1 overall selection on draft day next year. Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson (groin) will benefit most sans Davis, while guys like Luke Babbitt, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca (sternum) will have the opportunity for some extended minutes.

Anthony Davis (knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Clippers, as expected.

There was an earlier report from the Clippers' side that Davis had been upgraded to questionable, but that was quickly shot down. Davis is in serious danger of being shut down for the remainder of the season, but until that is officially determined, owners will need to just keep him on their bench. The Pelicans take on the Heat on Tuesday, and for now, we'll be consider AD doubtful for that one. Ryan Anderson (groin) is out tonight, so expect Jrue Holiday to post a ridiculous usage rate.
Mar 20 - 4:12 PM

Anthony Davis (left knee) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

He's on shut-down watch with his left knee injury from Friday to go with some concerns about his shoulder. If he is out, that would likely really hurt his chances to make an All-NBA Team, which would cost him some serious money. The Pelicans are likely to be eliminated from playoff contention this week, which certainly increases Davis' chances for a shutdown. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday will carry the offense while Alonzo Gee and Dante Cunningham get more run. Cunningham and Gee aren't great adds. Davis' fantasy owners should prepare not to have him, but he still has to be owned in most situations right now.
Mar 19 - 3:00 PM

Alvin Gentry said that the Pelicans may need to consider shutting down Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) for the remainder of the season.

Gentry said on Saturday that Davis is now dealing with a shoulder issue in addition to his sore left knee, and it sounds like they want to be cautious since they basically have no shot of reaching the postseason. The Pelicans will discuss Davis' situation with doctors on Saturday, so hopefully there will be another update soon. His owners should stand pat until we know more. Ryan Anderson will benefit the most if Davis misses time and should be considered a must-start player.
Mar 19 - 1:47 PM

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All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Norris Cole
4Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Dante Cunningham
4Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins