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Anthony Davis | Center/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 220
College: Kentucky
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Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Anthony Davis will have more opportunities to score with Team USA.
With the team missing Paul George (leg) and Kevin Durant, Davis may be the team's best weapon, and may be the most important guy on the team with its lack of frontcourt depth. He's a stud already as he heads into his third season and you can make a case for him as the No. 2 player in dynasty fantasy formats. Aug 19 - 9:14 PM

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Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in Team USA's 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday.

He did limp off the court with a minor injury, but he's fine. Davis looked like a superstar out there and was clearly the best player on the court. If he's healthy, Davis could turn in one of the best statistical performances of any power forward in recent memory. His coaches were probably watching and are already drawing up plays for him. If you want him in your fantasy league, you'll definitely have to spend a top-three pick.
Aug 16 - 11:26 PM

Anthony Davis will not be practicing with Team USA on Friday, as he woke up with a stiff neck.

This sounds extremely minor, and nothing should be read into this. Davis is a lock to make the US squad as the team's starting center, and he is primed to have another fantastic fantasy season. Davis will be a top-3 pick in this year’s fantasy drafts, and you could make the argument for taking him No. 1 overall.
Aug 15 - 3:15 PM

Anthony Davis is expected to be in the starting five for team USA's exhibition game against Brazil on Saturday, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Spears also mentioned that Coach K would not publicly name a starting five at this time, but sources close to him say that Davis, along with Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, and James Harden will be four out of the five to begin the game for team USA. None of these names are a surprise, especially Davis, who is expected to see the most minutes out of any team USA big man on the roster.
Aug 14 - 5:22 PM

Team USA teammate James Harden praised Anthony Davis' development in a recent interview.

"[Davis] looks a lot stronger," Harden said. "When he came into the league, he was still young. He was already skilled, but was frail, kind of like [Kevin Durant] was when he got to the NBA. [Davis] just was able to put more weight on himself and get stronger. You can see his development every single day." There have been numerous reports this offseason that Davis now boasts of a bulkier frame, as he's tacked on roughly 15 pounds of muscle. Davis has also been polishing up his offensive game, adding a corner 3-point shot, additional post moves, and a pull-up jumper to his already impressive arsenal. Davis will not make it out of the first round in fantasy drafts this year.
Aug 4 - 4:43 PM

Kevin Durant said Anthony Davis is "next in line" to win MVP.

If anyone besides LeBron James is a threat to unseat Durant as MVP, Davis is definitely one of the first players to come to mind. He exploded last season, averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 boards, 2.8 blocks and 1.3 steals in 67 games, but injuries have occurred a little too often.
Jul 30 - 4:55 PM

Anthony Davis has been hitting the weight room hard this offseason, and he has made it one of his goals to put on some size for the 2014-15 season.

"I knew that I needed to get stronger," said Davis. "So [hitting the weight room] was definitely one of the top priorities on the list... It’s given me more ability to attack the basket, finish through contact and make sure guys don’t knock me off my line when I’m driving to the basket. Or if I’m posting up or playing post defense. All of that matters, when it comes to strength." Davis had a fantastic sophomore season with the Pelicans, averaging 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. The sky's the limit for Davis, and he'll be a first round selection for the 2014-15 fantasy season.
Jul 25 - 5:36 PM

Anthony Davis is excited to play power forward more often in 2014-15, while Omer Asik holds down the center position in the Pelicans' frontcourt.

"My game is really more of a power forward’s," Davis said. "This is going to help my game a lot. I like playing the four ... [Asik] is another big body who can defend, rebound, runs the floor, a great passer. It’s good for us." Davis has bulked up since the end of the regular season and he's been expanding his shooting range -- as long as he stays healthy, he's a lock for elite fantasy value.
Jul 23 - 12:01 PM

Anthony Davis is working to improve his offensive arsenal this offseason with a corner 3-point shot, more post moves and a pull-up jumper off the dribble.

Davis has also raised eyebrows by packing on muscle since the end of the Pelicans' season, and he's no longer bothered by the back and ankle injuries which cut short his 2013-14 campaign. "When you see him it's like 'Wow, this kid is growing as we speak,'" said coach Monty Williams. "His shoulders, back, chest [are bigger]." Davis was an elite fantasy player this season with averages of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 blocks per game, but he also missed 15 games due to injury. The optimistic view is that his bulkier physique will help him withstand the rigors of an 82-game season, and he'll be the first big man off the board in fantasy drafts.
Jun 4 - 11:27 AM

Anthony Davis has been hitting the weight room and is up to 237 pounds.

So the "added 15 pounds of muscle" storyline is starting already. Davis listed at 220 pounds to start last season and looked strong at a team workout on Monday. He flourished in his second season last year and is almost a lock to be an elite big man in fantasy leagues as long as he can stay healthy.
Jun 2 - 12:54 PM

Anthony Davis (back) said he wants to be "the best to play the game."

''I know it's not going to come easy," Davis said. "I know I'm not going to wake up and hear everybody say that Anthony Davis is the best to play. So I just want to make sure I keep working because I know that's what it took to get here.'' He spent last offseason working on his offensive game and it showed with plenty of new moves in a breakout 2013-14. Davis' back spasms were expected to keep him sidelined for a couple weeks back on Apr. 10, so he should be ready to get his offseason training going very soon.
Apr 25 - 5:14 PM

Anthony Davis (back) begged the Pelicans training staff to play against the Rockets on Wednesday, according to the Pelicans broadcast.

Wow. Davis has been a leader for the Pelicans and things like this are a big reason why. Obviously the team held him out because they didn't want him to aggravate his back injury and the team doctors wanted him to be off a basketball court for another week. He'll be a top-end option in drafts next year.
Apr 16 - 10:07 PM

Anthony Davis (back) and Eric Gordon (knee) will miss the rest of the season.

Davis was examined by the team doctors and it was determined his back injury would require 1-2 weeks of rest and rehab. Davis hasn't really fought back spasms up until last week, but he's had at least three separate instances in the past week. His breakout season will end with averages of 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 blocks. He'll be in the mix to go in the top three in fantasy drafts next year. Jeff Withey is the hot hand to add, but the Pelican frontcourt is a mess.
Apr 10 - 1:33 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

His back has not improved and coach Monty Williams said he doesn't know what originally caused Davis to have back spasms. The star forward's first incident came in last Wednesday's practice and he's had multiple problems since. Jeff Withey may get more minutes and could get a couple blocks as a low-end fantasy option.
Apr 9 - 6:29 PM

Anthony Davis (back spasms) is questionable to play Wednesday, but Pelicans coach Monty Williams intends to start him if he's healthy.

"If a guy says he's OK, but he doesn't look the way I know he's supposed to look, I take him out [of the game]," said Williams, who pulled Davis from Friday's game. "Structurally, everything's fine with his back." The Pelicans aren't worried about Davis doing any serious damage by playing, in other words, but fantasy owners will have to await updates prior to Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.
Apr 8 - 2:49 PM

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PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
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3Jeff Withey
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