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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 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
Source: NBA.com

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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.''
Source: NBA.com
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.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 10:18 AM

Anthony Davis has spent time this offseason working with Pelicans assistant coach Kevin Hanson on developing his low-post skills.

"There is no way [shorter small forwards] should be able to guard him," said Hanson. "It’s just a matter of him getting more comfortable with his back to the basket. We’ve worked on him punishing guys with his back to the basket, and working on his footwork to create shots for himself." There were a handful of times last season when smaller players (Trevor Ariza, Rudy Gay, Draymond Green) were semi-effective in containing Davis due to his tendency to face up opponents in one-on-one situations, so Hanson is trying to rectify that. Davis is also said to be developing a 3-point shot and working on his passing, so the sky's the limit for the man that will be a very popular No. 1 overall selection on draft day.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 19 - 12:48 PM

Anthony Davis and Quincy Pondexter recently organized voluntary workouts for Pelicans players in Los Angeles.

The goal is to unify the team before training camp, thus reducing the learning-curve as they implement a new system under coach Alvin Gentry. Davis sprained his ankle during Team USA's minicamp but he's expected to be fine for the voluntary workouts. Davis is the consensus No. 1 fantasy pick this season, but Gentry's system should also benefit Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and everyone else who earns enough playing time.
Aug 16 - 7:50 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) did not practice with Team USA on Wednesday.

He had a minor left ankle tweak on Tuesday, but it's not serious. Davis had a stress reaction to his left ankle back in December 2012 and he's had a handful of ankle injuries in his career. We'll track this and see if it's a concern on draft day.
Aug 12 - 5:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis said that he tweaked his left ankle, but it's nothing serious and he expects to be 100 percent when training camp opens up in October.

"It happened a couple days ago; I just came down on someone's foot," Davis said. "It's nothing serious." Davis was in high spirits, and there's nothing suggesting that this is something fantasy owners should be concerned about. Yes, Davis has dealt with ankle issues in the past, but his time on the sidelines during Tuesday's practice looks more precautionary than anything else. He'll make for a fine No. 1 overall selection on draft day.
Source: NOLA.com
Aug 11 - 4:47 PM

Anthony Davis was spotted with his left ankle/foot wrapped in ice during Team USA's practice on Tuesday.

Davis briefly shot around, but took a quick seat on the bench and will likely miss the rest of Tuesday's practice. While this doesn't sound like anything major, Davis has dealt with ankle issues in the past (including a stress reaction in his left ankle back in December of 2012), so this is something that we'll be monitoring. Currently, there's nothing suggesting that this will keep him from being 100 percent healthy at the start of training camp.
Aug 11 - 4:20 PM

Anthony Davis said he likes the direction the Pelicans are headed in.

Davis said he is pleased with the direction of the Pelicans after signing a long-term deal to remain the face of the franchise. "I just felt comfortable here. I like the team. I like the direction that we’re heading in. I like the guys who are playing by my side," Davis said. "I have a lot of trust in our organization and what they’re doing." Davis brings some injury risk to any fantasy team, but his upside is just too much to pass up if owners are lucky enough to land the first overall pick in their fantasy draft.
Jul 28 - 10:27 AM

In his first public comments since signing his $145 million extension with the Pelicans, Anthony Davis endorsed Alvin Gentry as head coach.

While endorsing the organization and reiterating he wanted to be in New Orleans long-term, Davis specifically heaped praise on Gentry. It's certainly encouraging that the two already have such a warm relationship as Gentry looks to unleash AD's fury on the NBA.
Jul 27 - 11:23 AM

Alvin Gentry said that will look to get Anthony Davis more touches on offense next season.

"The thing that I saw was that he was very efficient in transition, as far as percentage," said Gentry of Davis. "But he was extremely low as far as opportunities. So obviously, we have to get more opportunities for him." Davis posted a usage rate of 27.6 last season, but that will likely go up with Gentry at the helm. In addition to really focusing on putting the ball in Davis' hands, Gentry wants him to add a 3-point shot to his game, which makes his fantasy ceiling absolutely ridiculous. He'll be the No. 1 overall selection in a lot of fantasy drafts next season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 21 - 5:55 PM

Anthony Davis officially signed his five-year, $145 million contract extension early Thursday.

There it is. He's good. Real good.
Jul 9 - 2:24 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is encouraging Anthony Davis to extend his range to the 3-point line.

Davis made just one 3-pointer last season but Gentry is challenging him to make 300 corner 3-pointers every day he works out. "That's got to become a consistent shot for him," Gentry said. "We want him to shoot that shot. So I think you probably see him make more 3s than he's made his entire career." Davis is also expected to play more center this season as Gentry tries to increase the pace. It was hard to imagine Davis' unreal fantasy ceiling getting any higher, but Gentry just made it happen.
Jul 7 - 10:19 PM

Anthony Davis will play center "quite often" for coach Alvin Gentry, who believes New Orleans can "play big but guard small."

Davis spent nearly half of his minutes at center during the 2013-14 season, but last year he was almost exclusively a power forward. He's a matchup nightmare for anyone, let alone slower centers, and Gentry sounds committed to an up-tempo approach that should suit the talents of Davis, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon. Consider yourself blessed if you land Davis on draft day.
Jul 7 - 8:30 PM

Anthony Davis was working on his 3-pointers at a workout on Wednesday.

Coach Alvin Gentry is going to unleash Davis and we, for one, are excited for our one-browed overlords. While he does carry more risk in fantasy than guys like Stephen Curry or James Harden, the upside is one of the highest of any player in this century. Also, you have a love a guy getting a $145 million extension and working out that day.
Jul 1 - 10:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins