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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 returned from a shoulder injury in the second half during a 95-93 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, making 9-of-18 from the field and 6-of-14 from the line for 24 points with 14 boards, one assist three steals, three blocks and no turnovers.
The good news here is that he felt good after the game. "I just wanted to be on the floor, so whatever I had to do to stay on the floor, " Davis said regarding his shoulder injury.. He was even attempting free throws after the game tonight because he missed eight of them, which proved costly. He should be ready for Friday against the Kings against fellow Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins. Mar 26 - 1:28 AM

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Anthony Davis suffered a right shoulder injury and has returned.

This is the same shoulder that forced him to miss two different stints, so the Pelicans dodged a bullet here. Hopefully he's OK going forward.
Mar 25 - 10:08 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) dominated in his return on Sunday, making 11-of-13 field goals to finish with 26 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in a tough loss vs. the Clippers.

He made his first eight shots and hasn't cooled off since earning Player of the Week honors from March 9-15, during which he averaged 31.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and a league-leading 4.7 blocks in a three-game span. Concerns about durability will persist for Davis, but it's easy to argue for him as the No. 1 overall fantasy pick next season.
Mar 22 - 6:30 PM

Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis (ankle) will return to action vs. the Clippers.

Davis missed the past two games, both Pelicans losses, and his team has fallen two games behind the Thunder for the West's final playoff spot. His return should shift Dante Cunningham to the bench and cut into the playing time of Alexis Ajinca. We're looking forward to some fireworks in a marquee showdown between Davis and Blake Griffin.
Mar 22 - 2:37 PM

Anthony Davis is officially listed as a game-time decision on Sunday, though the Pelicans PR account tweeted that he's probable to play vs. the Clippers.

We're more inclined to trust the Pelicans PR for Davis' status and owners can tentatively expect to have him available. The matinee game tips off at 3:30 ET so we won't have to wait much longer for a final update. If Davis does return to action, Dante Cunningham should return to fantasy irrelevance in a limited-minute bench role.
Mar 22 - 2:15 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

This is obviously huge news for Davis' owners as well as the Pelicans' playoff chances, and Davis should be able to hit the ground running after a two-game absence. Owners should check back prior to tip-off to verify that Davis doesn't suffer any setbacks during wamups, but it's safe to pencil him into all lineups. Dante Cunningham will likely move to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 11:22 AM

Anthony Davis (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

The Pelicans are going to be on the ropes here traveling to the toughest place to play in the NBA. With Davis out, Alexis Ajinca figures to benefit most. Eric Gordon is also going to be asked to do a lot with so many players at less than 100 percent. Expect Norris Cole and Dante Cunningham to get more minutes.
Mar 20 - 9:07 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Friday.

He was a game-time decision for Thursday and apparently the swelling in his ankle hasn't improved. The Pelicans have another tough road game with the Clippers on Sunday and Davis should be considered questionable for that one. With Omer Asik (calf) questionable, we should see a lot of Alexis Ajinca against the league's top defense. He's still worth a long look for all owners in daily leagues. Dante Cunningham and Norris Cole will also benefit.
Mar 20 - 3:20 PM

It's still unclear if Anthony Davis (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday.

He missed Thursday because he stepped on Omer Asik's foot in shootaround in the morning. Davis didn't go through layup lines or anything on Thursday, so he'll likely be looking at another game-time decision tonight. The Pelicans don't have a morning shootaround because of the back-to-back factor, so we might not get another update for a couple hours. If he's out, the Pelicans may have to start Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca with Asik also on the mend with a calf issue. Ajinca is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Mar 20 - 2:39 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

He twisted his ankle in drills this morning and the nightmare week for injuries continues while many are in the fantasy playoffs. The Pelicans absolutely need Davis out there if they want to make the playoffs and being in the lottery is useless for them because their pick goes to the Rockets. With Davis out, Alexis Ajinca should benefit the most while Norris Cole and Omer Asik should do more for the team. Hopefully Davis can go on Friday against the Warriors.
Mar 19 - 8:34 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

Davis rolled his ankle while going through drills, and was unable to go through Thursday's shootaround. If he's unable to suit up tonight, Alexis Ajinca would likely slide back into the starting lineup, and he'd be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon would also be tasked with doing the heavy lifting on offense if Davis is indeed unavailable. Stay tuned.

Anthony Davis (eye) was seeing clearly vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, racking up 36 points on 16-of-28 shooting, 14 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and nine blocks as he barely missed a mythical quadruple-double.

Three players have recorded a quadruple-double since 1985 (Alvin Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson) and tonight's explosion is a reminder that Davis may soon join their company. He's the only player to record 36/14/7/9 in a game and his upside is simply unknowable. Interestingly, the Pelicans' TV crew noted that Davis' blocks have resulted in Pelicans' possessions 63.1 percent of the time this season, an underrated skill which speaks to a basketball IQ that complements his sky-high athleticism.
Mar 15 - 9:36 PM

Anthony Davis (eye) will start Sunday vs. Denver.

Davis was forced to leave Tuesday's game as a precaution after getting poked in the eye, but he'll be in the starting lineup tonight. Make sure you have fantasy basketball's MVP active for an ideal matchup against the Nuggets.
Mar 15 - 5:21 PM

Anthony Davis was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Nets after getting poked in the eye, but he is expected to be fine.

Davis' owners can breathe easy, as the Pelicans kept him out of the game for precautionary reasons due to the insurmountable lead that they had. The Pelicans are off until Sunday, so even if there is some discomfort Davis will have plenty of time to recover. For what it's worth, Davis also said that he was tested for a concussion and everything checked out fine, so it looks like his owners dodged a bullet. He finished Tuesday's game with 15 points, six boards, five assists and three blocks in 28 minutes.
Mar 10 - 10:01 PM

Anthony Davis sustained a shot to the face during Tuesday's game vs. the Nets, and will not return.

The injury isn't expected to be anything serious, but with the Pelicans comfortably winning this one, they probably opted to err on the side of caution. We will update Davis' status as soon as we know more.
Mar 10 - 9:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2Elliot Williams
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey