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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
College: Kentucky
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Anthony Davis will play more at center now that Alexis Ajinca (hamstring) is set to miss at least four weeks.
While Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said Davis will play more center with Ajinca sidelined, the 22-year-old isn't worried about where he plays. "That’s an Alvin Gentry question to me," Davis said. "It doesn’t matter what position I play. Played some center last year when me and Ryan [Anderson] was in the game. It doesn’t matter. I just go out there and play basketball." Regardless of where he plays on the floor, Davis should should have no trouble finishing the season as the best overall fantasy player as long as he can stay healthy. Oct 6 - 10:27 AM

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Anthony Davis put all that summer buzz to good use in the first half against the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-17 from the field with eight rebounds, one assist and one turnover in just 16 minutes.

He had a usage rate over 40 and all that talk of Davis being an even bigger presence look for real. He didn't take any 3-pointers, but those should be coming in short order based on his comments.
Oct 3 - 8:51 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) is probable for Saturday's preseason game vs. the Pacers.

The Pelicans wouldn't play him if the injury was serious, so there is no reason to be concerned here. If Davis is able to go he will be matched up with Paul George, so that will be very entertaining to watch. Davis has spent a lot of time working on his 3-point shot, so hopefully we will get a taste of that tonight.
Oct 3 - 1:47 PM

Tyreke Evans said that Anthony Davis has been knocking down 3-pointers during the Pelicans' practices.

"He knocked down some threes, besides the corner [three]," Evans said. "[His shooting stroke] definitely looked good. He worked on it all summer; I was around him in the summer in New Orleans. He was shooting a lot of threes. If he gets that down, the sky is the limit for him."
Oct 1 - 6:52 PM

Anthony Davis added 15 lbs of muscle this offseason.

It didn't slow him down, according to head coach Alvin Gentry. Additionally, Davis is going to be used more as a playmaker this season, and we should no longer see entire possessions go by without Davis being involved like we had prior. If it's even possible, Davis' fantasy arrow is pointing higher than it was previously. He's the No. 1 pick in any format.
Sep 28 - 12:04 PM

Anthony Davis said that his main focus is to bring a championship to New Orleans.

Davis added that winning will eventually lead to the other awards such as MVP, but he cares more about championships than any other individual accolade. Davis is all set up to have a monster season with head coach Alvin Gentry at the helm encouraging him to develop a 3-point shot, and he should go No. 1 overall in a very large percentage of leagues this upcoming season.
Sep 22 - 6:57 PM

Anthony Davis said he bought a monkey over the offseason.

When asked during a recent interview if he had bought anything extravagant, Davis said no. When asked if he had bought a monkey, Davis replied, "Uh yeah. I guess I did." While Davis buying a monkey has nothing to do with his fantasy value, it gives us an excuse to gush about his talent and pass along that fantasy owners should be excited about taking him with the top pick in fantasy drafts.
Sep 22 - 10:47 AM

Anthony Davis stated during a recent interview that he would like to add multiple championships to his resume.

"Winning kind of — I don’t want to say it defines greatness, but it’s, like, 80 percent of it," Davis said. "At the end of the day, I want to win a ring — multiple rings — and I think that helps you if they do have a debate whether you’re great or not." At just 21 years old, Davis has already established himself as one of the top-tier talents in the league, and he understands the next step to greatness is hoisting up that Larry O’Brien trophy. He was the No. 1 player in fantasy hoops last season on a per game basis, and he'll likely be sitting atop the fantasy throne for many years to come.
Sep 20 - 12:40 PM

Anthony Davis said that he's made adding a 3-point shot to his game a "big focus" this offseason.

"I worked on everything [this offseason], I don’t try to single out one thing to work on," said Davis. "A big focus was that Gentry wanted me to work on shooting 3s, so I’ve been working on it." Davis was phenomenal last season, compiling averages of 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.9 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. He'll be the No. 1 overall selection in plenty of leagues this year, and if he's able to consistently knock down that 3-point shot, the sky's the limit.
Sep 17 - 4:23 PM

Alvin Gentry said that Anthony Davis' increased weight won't jeopardize his quickness.

"I think for him, the ability to have a strong base and not get pushed around is important," Gentry said. "The thing that I like about it is that he put on the weight without jeopardizing any of his quickness or ability. That's also a huge point too. I think it gives him the opportunity to have a stronger base and at least when he's getting knocked around he can hold his on." Davis is up to 253 pounds and is noticeably put on some serious muscle, so it's just another reason to get excited about arguably the best player to own in fantasy.
Sep 4 - 1:16 PM

Pelicans' assistance coach Darren Erman has been working with Anthony Davis this offseason to improve his play on the defensive end.

"I think Coach Erman is one of the best in the league if not the best at defense," Davis said. "Every day when I’m on the floor I work on 15 or 20 minutes of defense. I’m working on everything and I think it’s going to help us when we have team practices." Specifically, Erman has been working with Davis to improve his reaction to pick-and-rolls, maintaining a proper defensive stance and closing out to live dribbles. Davis has been very busy this offseason working on every facet of his game, and he'll look to take another leap during his fourth NBA season. Yes, he should absolutely be the No. 1 overall selection on draft day.
Sep 2 - 11:45 AM

Anthony Davis said that he isn't going to hesitate to fire away from 3-point range this season.

"I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same time, if the opportunity is there; I’m definitely going to take them," Davis said in regards to shooting 3-pointers. "That’s one thing for sure that coach [Alvin] Gentry has told me—"Shoot the ball," "Let it go." I’ve been working on it and I’m very confident in my game. I’ve shot three’s all my life. I didn’t really need to shoot them over the past few years as much, but I’m never going to turn down shooting threes, especially if the coach tells me he wants me to shoot them. It’s something that I’ve definitely been working on. I definitely plan on utilizing it this year."
Aug 30 - 10:14 AM

Anthony Davis has put on 12 pounds of muscle this summer, bringing his weight to 253 pounds while maintaining 10 percent body fat.

"[Davis is] going to be stronger, faster, quicker and more explosive this year," said Pelicans head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin. "He talks about it all the time. He feels it. His trunk stability is a huge thing. Whenever he has been down low with the big guys, he kind of collapses [at his midsection]. He’s starting to understand how to use his body more efficiently now." All the more reason to take Davis with the No. 1 overall pick on draft day, as he'll look to build upon last season's impressive averages of 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.9 blocks and just 1.4 turnovers per game. Yeah, he's going to be a monster.
Aug 27 - 2:29 PM

New Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry called Anthony Davis "a generational player."

At just 22 years old, it's hard to argue. "It is up to us to make him as good as he can possibly be, and not settle for him to be less than great in this area or that area," Gentry said. "I told him that I have no doubt that he is going to be an MVP in this league." He didn't just stop there. "He is just a special player, and we can't set limits on him. We have to try to take him to a level that he didn't feel he could get to -- or that no one thought he could get to. We have got to make the sky the limit for him.''
Aug 24 - 9:37 AM

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis will play both power forward and center this season.

While Gentry said Davis will primarily player power forward, the Pelicans new head coach indicated he'd give Davis some run at center as well. "He'll be a four and a five in certain situations," David said. "The one thing I don't want to do is have him banging, night in and night out, against the Dwight Howards of the world. Physically, I don't think he's ready for that. And I don't want him to be that." While Davis comes with a bit of an injury risk, he has the most fantasy upside of any player in the league and will be a popular No. 1 overall pick on draft day.
Aug 20 - 10:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tyreke Evans
2Jrue Holiday
3Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Sean Kilpatrick
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
4Corey Webster
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Quincy Pondexter
3Chris Douglas-Roberts
4Alonzo Gee
5Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins