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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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Anthony Davis made 22-of-23 free throws en route to 37 points on Sunday, adding 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in an exhibition win vs. the Bulls.
Fantasy owners have to be thrilled to see AD sinking free throws with ease. That continues a trend from last year, when he shot 80.2 percent on a career-high 8.6 attempts per game. New Orleans' offense revolved almost entirely around Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday tonight, all of whom should have huge usage rates this year. The injury risk is unavoidable, but Davis' unknown upside makes him a tempting first-round target. Oct 8 - 9:57 PM

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Anthony Davis had 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 6-of-15 shooting in 33 minutes of Tuesday's preseason loss to the Bulls.

Davis looked great running the floor with DeMarcus Cousins and is going to have a monster season as long as he can stay healthy. Health is always the concern for AD, but he's fine right now and ready to roll. He's an automatic first-round pick, as usual.
Oct 3 - 11:23 PM

Anthony Davis was holding his right shoulder in a scrimmage on Saturday, but did return to action.

Here we go, but again it's minor according to coach Alvin Gentry. "It’s nothing. Just one of those deals, it’s a scrimmage and there’s no real reason to stick him back out there," Gentry said. We've seen Davis go to the locker room perhaps more than any player in the NBA last season, and he has hurt his shoulder before. If you are going to take AD in the first round of a fantasy draft, just know that a lot of stress probably comes with it.
Sep 30 - 2:41 PM

Anthony Davis confirmed that he wants to remain in New Orleans and believes the Pelicans can make a playoff run in 2017-18.

Davis acknowledged that he had heard trade rumors about potentially getting shipped to Boston, but has ignored them since getting confirmation that the rumors were unfounded. "I understand it's a business, but if I don't hear anything from [GM Dell Demps] or my agent, I don't pay attention to it," said Davis. He also added that he thinks the Pels have enough talent to make some noise this season. "We definitely believe we have enough pieces on paper to make the playoffs. Not just make it, but actually make a run in the playoffs."
Aug 11 - 10:11 AM

Anthony Davis believes that the Pelicans can "make a run in the playoffs" next season.

"[A playoff berth is] what we are expecting," said Davis. "We definitely believe we have enough pieces on paper to make the playoffs, and not just make it, but actually make a run in the playoffs. Everyone is excited and everybody is prepared. It starts in training camp." It'll be interesting to see what Davis and DeMarcus Cousins can do in their first full season together, but Davis is right that on paper, New Orleans looks like they have enough talent to make a solid postseason run.
Source: NBA
Aug 9 - 10:13 AM

Anthony Davis said he's very excited about the addition of Rajon Rondo and believes they will work together well.

"He and I will do very well in pick-and-rolls, especially the way I dive to the basket, or I can pick-and-pop," Davis said. "He’s great at finding guys at the right times with the ball. Anyone who’s been in pick-and-rolls with him has been very successful. Hopefully we can do the same thing." Davis' ceiling in fantasy isn't as high next to DeMarcus Cousins, as his usage rate dropped from 32.7 to 27.4 when DMC arrived in New Orleans. While he's still a lock to go in the first round, he always comes with a lot of risk because of the durability concerns.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 24 - 12:03 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Tony Allen
4Jordan Crawford
SF1Darius Miller
2Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik