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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward | #23

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 253
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (1) / NO
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The Pelicans are close to hiring assistant Chris Finch to their coaching staff.
It's an interesting move for the Pelicans to add the former Nuggets assistant. Finch is somewhat responsible for Nikola Jokic becoming such an amazing offensive weapon and he's also part of the reason the Nuggets offense thrived in the second half. To be fair to Jokic, he's been an incredible passer since his first Summer League, so it's not like Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will transform overnight. Regardless, this is positive news for both the Pelicans bigs. May 19 - 3:21 PM

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James Harden, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis were named to the All-NBA first team.

Not many surprises here with four of the five basically being locks while Rudy Gobert had an outside chance to take the last spot over Davis. Despite going to the locker room more than any player, Davis still managed to play 75 games, averaging 28.0 points, 11.8 boards, 2.1 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 steals.
May 18 - 2:07 PM

Anthony Davis (knee) and DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

That's a wrap for Anthony Davis' big season. Despite going to the locker room more than anyone else, Davis sits at the top for total value in nine-category fantasy leagues with his 75 games played. Next year, it'll be interesting to see how AD fits in with Cousins after AD posted a 27.4 usage rate next to him compared to the 32.7 he had before the break. For tonight, it should be a heavy dose of Alexis Ajinca and Cheick Diallo up front. Dante Cunningham should play a lot, as well.
Apr 12 - 3:56 PM

Anthony Davis (left knee soreness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Even though it's more than likely that the Pelicans are resting him, they are ruling him out pretty early which suggests that he may not play in the regular-season finale on Wednesday vs. the Blazers as well. Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will all see more run, but fantasy owners can probably find a much better option on the wire.
Apr 10 - 6:07 PM

Anthony Davis (left knee soreness), DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and E'Twaun Moore (ankle) have been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

Coach Alvin Gentry hinted on Friday that Davis might get a night off on Saturday. Speaking with reporters before Friday's game vs. Denver, Gentry said that he would rest Davis if The Brow hit the 30-minute mark. Davis ended up playing only 24 minutes, but with the Pelicans already eliminated from the playoffs, New Orleans decided they will sit their superstar anyway. Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will all see a significant bump in minutes.
Apr 8 - 11:11 AM

Anthony Davis played 24 minutes during a 122-106 loss to the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

If he had hit the 30 minute mark today, coach Alvin Gentry said he would "probably" rest Davis on Saturday. Even though that didn't happen, there's still a good chance that could happen in a road game. Davis' fantasy owners will want to check back for an update Saturday afternoon. The Pelicans will not shootaround on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 1:01 AM

Coach Alvin Gentry said if Anthony Davis gets into the 30s in minutes in the first game of upcoming back-to-back set, they "probably" won't play him in second game.

The Pelicans have a road back-to-back set in Denver on Friday and in Golden State on Saturday. It sounds like the plan is to get Davis at around 28-30 for minutes, but plans can fall apart -- especially in a Gentry rotation. Expect Davis to get one game off with the Pelicans officially eliminated from the postseason.
Apr 6 - 2:10 PM

Anthony Davis had 41 points, five rebounds, a steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers on 18-of-31 shooting in Tuesday's tough 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.

This one eliminated the Pelicans from postseason play, meaning Davis and the other Pelican studs are in jeopardy of seeing rest from here on in. Davis was fantastic tonight, but the Pelicans missed some free throws and turned it over late in the loss. Given Davis' health history and the fact he was even a little iffy tonight due to his ankle, there's a decent chance the Pelicans simply pull the plug on him.
Apr 5 - 12:32 AM

Anthony Davis (ankle) will play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

He is battling through a mild right ankle sprain and also has a jammed left finger, but his owners can go ahead and deploy him in lineups tonight. The Pelicans haven't been mathematically eliminated from the postseason yet, but they need a LOT to happen in their favor to have a realistic chance.
Apr 4 - 7:21 PM

Anthony Davis (finger, ankle) said after Sunday's game against the Bulls that his left finger is fine, although his ankle injury makes him a bit of a question mark.

Davis jammed his hand early in the game, but that appears to be a non-issue. However, he is expected to be questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets due to a right ankle injury, so be careful in DFS play. He is likely to fight through the injury and play, but if not DeMarcus Cousins would shoulder more of the load with Dante Cunningham also seeing a larger role.

Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) briefly exited Sunday's game, but he has since returned.

Davis is no stranger to brief locker room trips, but it looks like he avoided any lasting damage. Crisis averted.
Apr 2 - 7:18 PM

Anthony Davis scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and five blocks against the Kings on Friday.

While DeMarcus Cousins gets all the hoopla here, Davis was just awesome on both ends. His five blocks are also the most he's had since Boogie joined the Pelicans, and it's well above his 1.4 blocks per game since Cousins joined him. Davis hasn't missed a single game since the break and he's been a top-five player in fantasy over that span.
Apr 1 - 12:18 AM

Anthony Davis scored 30 points during a 121-118 win over the Mavs on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

He had two different trips to the locker room due to diving on the scorer's tables. He dinged up his chin from the incident, but it didn't affect him with Davis having a very high activity level. He's been racking up the stats and Davis is the first player since Shaquille O'Neal with four consecutive games of 30 points and 13 rebounds. As long as he's healthy, he's a monster.
Mar 30 - 1:10 AM

Anthony Davis went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday, but he has since returned.

He dove into the scorers table with Dante Cunningham, but he did return to the bench a few minutes later, and has since returned. It looks like Davis is OK.
Mar 29 - 8:39 PM

Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated.
Mar 28 - 1:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Frank Jackson
SG1E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
3Axel Toupane
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik