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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward | #23

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (1) / NO
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he will give Anthony Davis (knee) more opportunities to be the "go-to guy" next season.
"He’ll continue to grow as a player," Gentry said. "He just celebrated his 23rd birthday. He wants to be great. I think you’ll see him get stronger and he’ll become a better post-up player. I think his mid-range shooting game has been great. He made 35 threes this year, after making [three] his whole career before that. I also think you’ll see him become more of a go-to guy. I think he wants to do that, and we’ll give him more opportunities for him to do that." Davis is looking at a three-four month recovery from knee surgery and will be a risky pick in fantasy next season due to his durability concerns despite the obvious upside. Apr 15 - 11:29 AM
Source: NBA.com

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Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said he isn't worried about Anthony Davis (knee) long-term.

Gentry said it's just a matter of time and rehab for Davis, so there's nothing to worry about for 2016-17. Gentry also added that Davis will mostly play power forward next season in order to keep him away from playing against bigger players, so that's good news for his fantasy prospects. While Davis is a risky fantasy proposition due to his injury potential, he still possesses No. 1 overall pick upside for owners who are willing to roll the dice.
Apr 14 - 12:40 PM

Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) had left knee surgery on Thursday.

He is out 3-4 months from that surgery. The team adds it "has been determined Davis won't require surgery on his left shoulder" to repair a torn labrum. He is expected to miss 4-5 months and has already been ruled out for the Olympics.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 24 - 8:34 PM

Anthony Davis is dealing with tendinosis in his left knee, according to Pelicans beat writer Brett Dawson.

Also called chronic tendinitis, tendinosis is damage to a tendon at the cellular level. It's possible that AD is dealing with another MCL issue, as his left knee is the same area where he suffered an MCL sprain in 2013. Regardless, he'll undergo surgery this offseason and faces a long summer of rehab since he'll also be having a shoulder procedure to repair his torn (left) labrum.
Mar 21 - 8:48 PM

Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) said he expects to miss 4-5 months and will not play in the Olympics.

The other big news is that Davis said he's played through a torn labrum for the last three years. Davis said this recent knee injury is what prompted him to have shoulder surgery. Back in 2013, the Hornets/Pelicans were "tight lipped" on his shoulder injury and it cost him only two games following the injury. Hopefully, this surgery can keep him healthier for next season. Fantasy owners will probably see him go later in the first round next year even though he should be ready for camp.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The DFS price tags of Ryan Anderson, Jrue Holiday and Toney Douglas won't be at a "reasonable" level for another few games, so you'll want to heavily expose yourself to them while they provide elite value. The value of Omer Asik, Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt will be more matchup-based, but that trio will have punt play appeal as we inch toward the end of the regular season.
Mar 21 - 2:20 PM

Alvin Gentry ripped apart those who believe Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) is soft.

''It's amazing when people say he's soft and they don't understand that he's played through a situation with his shoulder the entire season,'' he said. Despite his coach's support, Davis will still have the injury-prone label in fantasy drafts next season, and he will no longer be the consensus No. 1 pick. In addition to undergoing surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, Davis will have an unspecified procedure on his left knee that he'll be forced to rehab from, as well.
Mar 21 - 10:13 AM

Anthony Davis will require multiple surgeries to repair his left knee and a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

It's a discouraging way for the Pelicans' star to end his season, and the only silver lining is that he should have plenty of time to recover before to training camp. He's been playing through the torn labrum in his shoulder but it's unclear exactly what's wrong with his knee -- we should have more details, as well as a timetable, once the surgeries are performed. Ryan Anderson (groin) will benefit the most once healthy, with guys like Alexis Ajinca, Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt also picking up some slack.

Anthony Davis (left knee, shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

This has been the fear for some time now with New Orleans playing for absolutely nothing, and those in re-draft leagues can safely send Davis to the waiver wire with this report. Davis is reportedly set to undergo surgery, although it's not currently clear if it will be performed on his knee or shoulder. He'll end 2015-16 campaign with averages of 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 turnovers through 61 games, and now as a guy with an "injury prone" label, Davis will no longer be the consensus No. 1 overall selection on draft day next year. Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson (groin) will benefit most sans Davis, while guys like Luke Babbitt, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca (sternum) will have the opportunity for some extended minutes.

Anthony Davis (knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Clippers, as expected.

There was an earlier report from the Clippers' side that Davis had been upgraded to questionable, but that was quickly shot down. Davis is in serious danger of being shut down for the remainder of the season, but until that is officially determined, owners will need to just keep him on their bench. The Pelicans take on the Heat on Tuesday, and for now, we'll be consider AD doubtful for that one. Ryan Anderson (groin) is out tonight, so expect Jrue Holiday to post a ridiculous usage rate.
Mar 20 - 4:12 PM

Anthony Davis (left knee) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

He's on shut-down watch with his left knee injury from Friday to go with some concerns about his shoulder. If he is out, that would likely really hurt his chances to make an All-NBA Team, which would cost him some serious money. The Pelicans are likely to be eliminated from playoff contention this week, which certainly increases Davis' chances for a shutdown. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday will carry the offense while Alonzo Gee and Dante Cunningham get more run. Cunningham and Gee aren't great adds. Davis' fantasy owners should prepare not to have him, but he still has to be owned in most situations right now.
Mar 19 - 3:00 PM

Alvin Gentry said that the Pelicans may need to consider shutting down Anthony Davis (knee, shoulder) for the remainder of the season.

Gentry said on Saturday that Davis is now dealing with a shoulder issue in addition to his sore left knee, and it sounds like they want to be cautious since they basically have no shot of reaching the postseason. The Pelicans will discuss Davis' situation with doctors on Saturday, so hopefully there will be another update soon. His owners should stand pat until we know more. Ryan Anderson will benefit the most if Davis misses time and should be considered a must-start player.
Mar 19 - 1:47 PM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Anthony Davis is dealing with "something on his shoulder" in addition to his sore left knee.

The Pelicans haven't determined his status for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but the team will talk with doctors later in the day at which point there will hopefully be another update. Davis was spotted doing some light shooting on Saturday, but the Pelicans could be cautious since they're all but out of the playoff hunt. Ryan Anderson will benefit the most if Davis misses any time.
Mar 19 - 1:35 PM

Alvin Gentry said that Anthony Davis is dealing with a sore left knee.

Gentry added that while he doesn't anticipate it being anything serious, he won't know until Davis undergoes further evaluation. Davis did not play the second half of Friday's game, which resulted in Ryan Anderson sliding into the starting five, and both Anderson and Jrue Holiday dominated the offense. The Pelicans take on the Clippers on Sunday, and if Davis is withheld from that one, Anderson and Holiday will make for excellent DFS options.
Mar 18 - 11:01 PM

Anthony Davis (left knee) is doubtful to return to Friday's game vs. Portland.

Davis will likely end his evening with 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting to go with one rebound and no other statistics. Ryan Anderson started the second half in Davis' place, and while the severity of Davis' knee injury is currently unknown, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see him sit out a few games with New Orleans playing for absolutely nothing. For now we'll consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, and if he's ruled out for that one, Jrue Holiday and Anderson will be extremely busy on offense.
Mar 18 - 9:27 PM

Anthony Davis scored 27 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer during a 123-108 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

He didn't have any scares with injuries and had a lot of easy uncontested boards in this game. Davis has been very good in his last seven, averaging 29.0 points, 12.0 boards, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 treys on 45.2 percent from the field.
Mar 17 - 12:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Jrue Holiday
3Toney Douglas
4Tim Frazier
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
3Tyreke Evans
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3James Ennis
4Jordan Hamilton
5Quincy Pondexter
6Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins