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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 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

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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

John Calipari denied reports that he's interested in the Pelicans vacant head coaching position.

Updating a previous item, Calipari has taken to Twitter to respond to multiple reports saying that he's interested in the New Orleans job. "Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in NOLA, I have no interest in the Pelicans or any other job. I have a great job and I'm happy at UK," Calipari tweeted. Something tells us that this won't be the last we hear of this situation, so we'll keep the updates coming as we hear more.
May 19 - 1:24 PM

There is reportedly mutual interest between Kentucky head coach John Calipari and the New Orleans Pelicans regarding their head coaching position.

There have reportedly been conversations between the Pelicans and Calipari, according to league sources, but it the Pelicans don't appear to be willing to meet his financial demands to leave Kentucky. League sources said the Pelicans are willing to pay around $4 million to $5 million per season for their next head coach, so that would make it unlikely that Calipari leaves Kentucky for New Orleans. Stay tuned.
May 19 - 1:14 PM

The Pelicans will offer Anthony Davis a five-year max deal this summer that could approach $140 million according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This is probably the easiest decision the Pelicans will ever make, as Davis has quickly become one of the best players in the NBA. The details of the contract could change depending on the new cap rules, but the Pelicans plan on offering him as much money as possible. The Warriors swept New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs, but Davis was simply sensational with averages of 31.5 points, 11.0 boards, two assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.3 steals per game. He will be on the top of many draft boards in fantasy leagues next season.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 12:53 PM

Anthony Davis had another explosion on the stat sheet during a Game 4 109-98 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 36 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 40 minutes.

The Pelicans' season is over and they had no chance against the powerhouse Warriors. Davis played his last five games against the Warriors (four times) and Spurs (once) and came away with averages of 31.4 points, 11.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.0 blocks on 52.2 percent from the field. There's no doubt he has the highest upside in fantasy next season and the only concern will be his health. He's absolutely a candidate to be the top pick in drafts next season.
Apr 25 - 10:41 PM

Anthony Davis is hoping to work on adding a 3-point shot to his arsenal this summer.

Here we go. Davis is quickly becoming one of the best players in the NBA despite being just 22 years old, and adding a 3-point shot seems like it would be unfair to the rest of the league. The Pelicans will look to avoid a sweep against the Warriors on Saturday, but they have to be feeling pretty good about the future with Davis averaging 30.0 points, 11.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per game in his first postseason appearance.
Apr 25 - 12:18 PM

Anthony Davis scored 29 points during a heartbreaking 123-119 overtime loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding 15 boards, three assists, two steals and three blocks.

The Pelicans went into the fourth quarter with a 20-point lead, but they couldn't hold it due losing the fourth 39-19. Davis also missed some rebounds and one could argue Draymond Green just out-hustled him in that department. As for the offensive side, Davis has at least 22 shots from the field and eight attempts from the line in each of his playoff games. Maybe he'll be even more of an offensive weapon next season, which is scary from a fantasy perspective. The Pelicans will look to avoid a sweep on Saturday at home.
Apr 24 - 1:10 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Eric Gordon
2Jimmer Fredette
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey