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Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis
Position: F-C
Born: 03/11/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $23,775,506
Anthony Davis is crossing off another item on his NBA bucket list. The Pelicans’ All-NBA forward is preparing to host his first basketball camp for New Orleans youth, holding clinics for children ages 7 to 15 at UNO’s Lakefront Arena on Aug. 7 and 8. “To have your own camp is huge,” Davis said. “It’s always an NBA player’s dream, just like getting drafted or winning a ring or anything like that. To have your own camp and have kids come out and learn from you and the special guests you have there and learn from some of the coaches, I really think it’s a chance for everyone to have fun and get to spend that short time we have together. It gives them an opportunity to see a side of you a lot of people don’t really get to see, when you’re out there having fun and spending time with these kids and making their days.”
“I have never done a camp before, because I’ve always had stuff going on in the summertime, whether it was USA Basketball or whatever the case may be. I just never got to do one,” Davis said. “This summer, I was free, so I figured I would do the camp, because I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest, and I just wasn’t able to. “I know it was last minute, but I thought it would be a good thing to do, especially for the kids, to have one down in New Orleans.”
Speaking of improving, Davis believes the addition of Rajon Rondo immediately made the Pelicans a better team. Cousins was instrumental for New Orleans in acquiring the 11-year veteran point guard, having been a Kings teammate of Rondo’s in 2015-16. “He played with him in Sac, and he definitely knows him very well, as well as from Kentucky,” Davis said of Cousins and Rondo also sharing the same college. “He definitely was a key part in getting Rondo. We’re just happy we got him. It goes back to DeMarcus just trying to help the team in whatever way possible. Helping us to go get Rondo was one of those things.”
As a result, Davis and Cousins decided to work out together extensively this summer, in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, to get a head start on Pelicans fall training camp. “We’ve just tried to get in as much work as possible this summer,” Davis said from L.A. “We didn’t have that much time last season to work out with each other, because we didn’t have training camp or (many practices). So we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity, where we had time in the summer in the same city and can get in some work together, because we’ll be playing with each other a lot.
Storyline: Cousins-Davis Dynamic
“It’s about trying to get used to each other. Of course we knew what each other can do from when we matched up against each other when he was in Sacramento, but it’s different now, learning where he likes to be and where I can get my shots from, or where he can get his shots. We didn’t want to waste training camp trying to figure that out. We’re going to both use this to be ready and try to improve the team.”
Rondo officially signed with New Orleans on Thursday, an addition that gives the Pelicans four starters who’ve been All-Stars in the recent past (DeMarcus Cousins has three All-Star appearances, while Jrue Holiday made the midseason showcase game in 2013). Davis – who like Rondo and Cousins is a University of Kentucky product – described the acquisition as a “no-brainer” from the team’s standpoint.