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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
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Davis (ankle) returned from his Oct. 12 injury on Thursday, scoring 33 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and five turnovers in 37 minutes.
He probably shouldn't have played 37 minutes in a preseason game, right? Whatever the case, Davis came out of this game healthy and he obviously showed his upside. While he has monster upside, failing to play in the final three-plus games in three of his four NBA seasons. The risk-reward factors have him as a late-first pick in standard leagues. Oct 20 - 10:11 PM

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Coach Alvin Gentry said he expects Anthony Davis (ankle) to play 28-32 minutes on Thursday.

There are two things coming to mind here: Davis must be pretty close to 100 percent, and it's a little surprising to see Davis out there for so much burn in a preseason game. We'll let you know how he looks tonight.
Oct 20 - 7:09 PM

Tim Frazier, E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik will start Thursday vs. the Magic.

Davis has officially beat the initial 10-14 day timetable, and he'll obviously be good to go when the regular season kicks off. The constant trips to the locker room make owning Davis gut wrenching experience for owners, but there's no denying his ridiculous upside, making him the ultimate risk-reward selection this year.

Anthony Davis (ankle) will play against the Magic on Thursday.

Davis beat his 10-14 day timetable after a suffering a sprain on October 12 and will get some extra preseason work before the regular season begins. While Davis remains a frustrating injury risk, he still possesses enough upside to warrant being a target towards the end of the first round in standard fantasy league drafts.
Oct 20 - 12:56 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's preseason game against the Magic.

After his Oct. 12 ankle sprain, Davis looks to have beaten his 10-14 day timetable. He has added some muscle to his frame to help him and he also won't have to play with his nagging hip injury. Davis has yet to hit 70 games in a season during his career, which is why it's tough to take him in the top five of a standard draft. The upside is undeniable, though.
Oct 19 - 4:47 PM

Anthony Davis (ankle) practiced on Wednesday and may be able to get on the court for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

This is obviously great news, and it looks like even if Davis isn't able to take the court Thursday night, he should be good to go for New Orleans' regular season opener. While he does possess No. 1 overall upside, there's no denying that Davis is a major injury risk, making him the ultimate risk-reward target this season.
Oct 19 - 1:47 PM

Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain) said that he's "improving every day."

"When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, I'll be back on the floor. We're constantly checking on it every day," Davis said. AD's injury history and proclivity makes him a risky first-round selection, but that's the price you're going to have to pay if you want The Brow on your fantasy roster. Despite continued swelling in the area, Davis is expected to begin "full-scaled rehab exercises" on Saturday. Currently, he remains questionable for opening night.

Coach Alvin Gentry confirmed Anthony Davis (ankle) will be out for 10-14 days.

This matches up with The Vertical report from Wednesday. Davis got some shots up at practice on Friday, but it doesn't sound like he took on contact. Based on this timetable, Davis should be considered questionable to start the season. If he is limited, the Pelicans would have to play their traditional centers more while Terrence Jones could play more, too. Davis is still worthy of a pick at the tail end of the first round.
Oct 14 - 3:48 PM

Anthony Davis (right ankle) could miss New Orleans' regular-season opener on October 26 vs. the Nuggets.

Davis suffered a Grade 2 right ankle sprain during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Rockets, and was hit with a 10-15 day timetable, so there's certainly a chance he won't be ready for opening night. With Jrue Holiday (personal) and Tyreke Evans (knee) also sidelined, the Pelicans may look to guys like Langston Galloway, Terrence Jones (knee) and Buddy Hield for production on offense, while Cheik Diallo and Alexis Ajinca could see an uptick in minutes. There's no denying that Davis is one of the more injury prone guys in the league, so he'll be an extremely risky first-round target on draft day.

Anthony Davis will reportedly be sidelined for the next 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain during Wednesday morning's preseason loss to the Rockets in Beijing.

This essentially ends Davis' preseason run, and it also puts him in jeopardy of missing New Orleans' regular-season opener against the Nuggets on October 26. Davis is the ultimate risk-reward pick, as he offers No. 1 overall potential but has never made it through more than 68 games in a season. Dante Cunningham and rookie Cheik Diallo could see an uptick in minutes sans Davis, while guys like Buddy Hield, Tim Frazier and Langston Galloway will be more assertive on offense.

Anthony Davis went down with a right ankle injury during Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Rockets, and he will not return.

Davis tweaked his ankle while posting up Nene (video below), and while he was able to briefly return to the game, the Pelicans won't be taking any chances here. The injury did seem relatively minor, and he was spotted walking around just fine after the game, but this is another reminder that there are some serious durability concerns with the uber-talented power forward. He's an incredibly risky first-round target.
Oct 12 - 9:07 AM

Anthony Davis looked awesome on Sunday vs. the Rockets, dropping 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 23 minutes.

It was easily his best game of the preseason so far and Davis lived at the free throw line in this one, knocking down 9-of-11 attempts. He added five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers, but he did miss both of his 3-point attempts. The Pelicans have brought him along slowly since his knee surgery, but he looked as explosive as ever in this one and he should be ready for a full workload on opening night. He's risky because of his injury history, but there's no way he falls out of the first round with his enormous upside.
Oct 9 - 10:07 AM

Anthony Davis shot just 3-of-13 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers, finishing with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 18 minutes.

The shooting was obviously rough, but that's still a nice well-rounded stat line from Davis. He was on the shelf for months rehabbing from knee surgery, so some rust is expected. He will be better next time out and shouldn't slide past the first round despite the durability concerns.
Oct 4 - 10:55 PM

Anthony Davis expects to play 18 minutes in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers.

Davis expects to see his minutes go from 12 in Saturday's preseason opener to 18 on Tuesday night against Indiana. He'll be brought along slowly from his knee surgery, but the minutes increase is good news for fantasy owners who are willing to take a risk on Davis in the first round of their drafts.
Oct 4 - 1:12 PM

Anthony Davis is expected to play the same amount of minutes on Tuesday as he did on Saturday.

He played 12 minutes and filled it up with 13 points. Davis is going to be brought along slowly from his knee surgery, so don't expect him to get heavy burn at all this month. We should see a heavy dose of Terrence Jones at the four again.
Oct 3 - 2:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Buddy Hield
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
5Quincy Ford
6Alonzo Gee
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca