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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 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

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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

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have verbally agreed upon a five-year, $145 million deal.

Well, that was quick. Davis will have a player option for the fifth year but Pelicans fans can breathe easy with this news. Davis is quickly establishing himself as one of the best players in the NBA and it will be exciting to see what he can do with Alvin Gentry at the helm. For obvious reasons, Davis is still the frontrunner to be the No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues.
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

The Pelicans could extend Anthony Davis on a five-year, $143 million deal this summer.

That is justifiably max money for the best young big man in the game. Davis has already proven he's capable of being the best big man in the NBA, so he would just need to stay healthy to live up to that kind of contract. He's the frontrunner to be the top pick in fantasy leagues, especially with Alvin Gentry as his head coach.
Jun 30 - 2:20 PM

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry wants Anthony Davis to add a three-point shot to his repertoire.

The Pelicans new head coach recently said Davis is the best player in the NBA not named LeBron James and told Davis how he thinks the 22-year-old can get even better. "I want you to continue to work and expand your range," Gentry said to Davis. "You should be a good corner three-point shooter." Davis only made three of 27 career three-point attempts, but he would become the unanimous top overall pick in 2015-16 fantasy drafts if he can add a three-point shot to his game.
Jun 23 - 1:53 PM

Anthony Davis may not immediately sign a contract extension with the Pelicans when it is offered to him on July 1, according to a source close to Davis.

Davis reportedly loves New Orleans, but before committing to the team for the next five years he'd like to see how Dell Demps manages the roster, in addition to spending some time with newly appointed head coach Alvin Gentry. Davis will have between July 1 and October 31 to accept the offer, so there's really no rush from Davis' perspective to immediately ink his name to a five-year deal.
Jun 18 - 6:39 PM

Alvin Gentry, who is set to become the head coach of the Pelicans after helping the Warriors win the NBA Finals, told Anthony Davis to expect a championship in the future.

"Right back here, [Anthony Davis]," Gentry said to the cameras while celebrating. "This is where we're coming - right back here, A.D." It didn't take long for Gentry to start thinking about the future in New Orleans, and seeing him with a championship ring will likely provide Davis with some hope. Gentry has already said that he believes Davis was underutilized on offense this season, so it will be exciting to see what he has planned for his superstar.
Jun 17 - 9:54 AM

Anthony Davis is looking forward to having Alvin Gentry as the head coach of the Pelicans next season.

"I know he did a lot in Phoenix when he was with Amare [Stoudemire] and Steve Nash," Davis said in regards to Gentry. "I remember watching them play all the time and how they played that up-tempo pace. I’m very excited for what he can bring to our organization. I can’t wait for the year to start and get rolling and see what he has to bring to our team to make us go to the next step." Gentry has already said that Davis was underutilized on offense last season, so it will be exciting to see what Davis can do in a expanded role.
Jun 6 - 10:34 AM

New head coach Alvin Gentry said he believes Anthony Davis was underutilized on the offensive end last season.

Yeah, pretty much all of his fantasy owners would have said the same thing. Of course, Gentry has the power, system, and expertise to change that with Davis this upcoming season. We might seem some massive stats from The Brow in 2015-16.
May 31 - 1:51 AM

Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Tim Duncan and Andrew Bogut were named to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday.

The surprising omission here is Rudy Gobert, who helped the Jazz become the toughest interior defense after the break. However, he is a center, so it would have been tough for him to make it over DeAndre Jordan or Bogut. Although, it's not a tough case to make, especially since he played 575 more minutes than Bogut this season. Anthony Davis led the NBA in blocks per game, but his numbers with on-ball defense don't match up with Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green, the First Team forwards.
May 20 - 2:27 PM

Depth Charts

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