Anthony Davis predicted to be most improved player in 2016-17

CARMELO projections have faith the Pelicans superstar will rebound strongly after a disappointing season. Fivethirtyeight, a political, economic and sports website owned by ESPN, unveiled a new NBA projections system last season. The backbone of the model is an "algorithm that uses the career arcs of similar historical players to predict today's stars, journeymen and scrubs." The...
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Anthony Davis out $24 million for not making All-NBA team

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis missed out on a huge payday on Thursday when he wasn’t named to any of the three All-NBA teams. Davis, who signed a five-year, $145 million extension with the team last July, had incentives embedded into his contract that would have paid him a higher percentage of the team’s cap should he hit some thresholds. According to the current...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Salvaging the Anthony Davis era

Of all the improbable things about Anthony Davis, playing professional basketball for three years with a torn labrum is high on the list, considering the labrum is an integral part of the shoulder that holds the whole mechanism together. In a game that, broadly speaking, requires two sturdy arms, it's less than optimal to be out on the court with one of those arms not quite as tightly...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis reveals he has played through torn labrum

Anthony Davis is apparently much tougher than critics give him credit for being. The New Orleans Pelicans center announced Monday that he’ll miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in order to recover from a pair of major surgeries, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver. Davis will undergo surgery to treat an unspecified knee injury as well as an operation...
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans shutting Anthony Davis down for season

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry announced on Sunday that Anthony Davis will be shut down for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Davis left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after a knee-to-knee collision with C.J. McCollum. He has also been dealing with a shoulder injury. The Pelicans have had a disappointing season and are nowhere near...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has eye-popping performance against Pistons

There was no question former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis was destined to be a star at the next level when he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. On Sunday, he once again showed NBA fans why he was deserving of that honor when he scored 59 points and brought down 20 rebounds to record the fist 50-20 game in the NBA since Chris Webber did it in 2001. Wow. OUTSTANDING...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: ‘We just don’t play hard all the time’

The New Orleans Pelicans had high expectations entering the 2015-16 season, but injuries and now effort have kept the team near the bottom of the standings. Following a 104-89 loss to the Orlando Magic, Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune notes star forward Anthony Davis said the Pelicans don’t play hard on a consistent basis. “We just don’t play hard all the time. That...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is there hope at the end of the Pelicans' cursed tunnel?

Have you ever been anticipating an event so much that you go over how it’ll turn out in your mind a million times? Then it happens and everything that can possibly go wrong does, and it’s just nothing at all like you thought it would be? Yeah, that pretty much sums up the start of the New Orleans Pelicans’ (1-10) season. The team was in high spirits in anticipation of 2015...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis, Pelicans to get more national TV exposure

By David Kenyon New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is already a superstar in the NBA, but the lack of national exposure hasn’t helped “The Brow” become a mainstream celebrity. That’s about to change. The league released its 2015-16 schedule Wednesday night, and the Pelicans will appear on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBATV a combined 21 times throughout the regular...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

By Vincent Frank New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the world at his fingertips. At just 22 years old and after signing a five-year, $145 million extension, he’s not going to be wanting for anything any time soon. Davis, already one of the top players in the NBA, can already cross one thing off his to-do list. Young Meek! A photo posted by Ant Davis...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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