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Anthony Davis not afraid to rip teammates who need motivation

Anthony Davis has been doing plenty of leading by example during his first three NBA seasons. He finished fifth in MVP voting last year, and averaged 24.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while leading the league in blocked shots for the second consecutive season.But as he's entering his fourth campaign, Davis may look to get more vocal with teammates -- and he expects the same from them...
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Anthony Davis would prefer winning Olympic gold over MVP

Anthony Davis finished fifth in MVP voting last season, and could potentially climb that chart even higher in the upcoming season if his team can make the kind of leap in the standings that many are expecting.But winning the individual award isn't a priority for the Pelicans' big man just yet.In a recent interview with SLAM, Davis said taking home a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics...
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Anthony Davis looks forward to launching threes next season

Anthony Davis shot just 1-of-12 from three-point distance last season, but that is not at all indicative of his ability to hit those shots.  The ones he took were either near the end of the shot clock or half-court heaves, and few (if any) came within the flow of the offense. And, the one he did hit may have sent New Orleans to the playoffs, as it beat the Thunder at the buzzer...
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Anthony Davis: ‘I’m never going to turn down shooting threes’

Anthony Davis has already solidified himself as the heir apparent to LeBron James’ throne as the best player in the NBA, and now, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Davis said he won’t be passive from downtown, either. “I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same...
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Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Jesse Reed Anthony Davis, center for the New Orleans Pelicans, would much rather have an Olympic gold medal than an NBA MVP trophy in 2016, and his reason might surprise you. Speaking with Chris Palmer, the outrageously talented big man revealed that he’d rather win the gold “because it only comes every four years.” Translation: Davis knows how precious winning a gold...
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Pelicans expecting 'serious improvement' in low post game of Anthony Davis

There's a lot of excitement surrounding the Pelicans in advance of the upcoming season, and with good reason.The team has arguably one of the game's top-three players in Anthony Davis, and will have a new head coach in Alvin Gentry who is expected to crank up the tempo while improving the New Orleans offense.But internally, there's another reason the team can't wait to get things...
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Anthony Davis, Pelicans to get more national TV exposure

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 season. New Orleans...
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Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

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 (@antdavis_23) on Jun...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis, Pelicans Agree On Five-Year, $140M Contract Extension

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. Davis tweeted: “NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started” shortly after free agency opened late Tuesday night, and a person with knowledge of the details confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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