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Anthony Davis suffered a chest contusion on Friday night in the New Orleans Pelicans’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it looks like he’s still hurting from the injury. Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Davis won’t play tonight against the Golden State Warriors. NBCSports.com

For the first time in 2014-15, the New Orleans Pelicans will begin a game without the services of All-Star power forward Anthony Davis, who will miss Sunday’s game due to the chest contusion he sustained early in Friday’s win vs. Cleveland. “He’s sore still,” Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said of Davis’ status today. “We’re going to hold him out tonight, just so we can be cautious about the situation. It’s a freak deal. We’ve always been cautious about our guys.” NBA.com

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Alex Kennedy: Pelicans wanted to draft Anthony Davis 1st and Damian Lillard 10th in 2012, but Dame killed workouts and went 6th. NOLA would've been scary. Now, Damian Lillard at No. 10 sounds crazy, but remember that Lillard was considered a mid first-rounder entering the pre-draft process. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

November 27, 2014 Updates

''Anthony (Davis) cannot be in a game and not touch the ball,''Williams said after his meeting with players. ''We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night. ''And that’s on me too. As much as I draw up plays for him, run the offense through him, the guys on the floor has to know it. When they don’t do it, I’ve got to make sure they get him the ball. Because he’s not a selfish player, he’s going to make the right plays. And our guys know that.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

Davis will make $7 million in the final year of his rookie contract, but is eligible for a maximum contract extension next summer that could be worth about $90 million over five years. If he is not signed to an extension prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, he will be a restricted free agent in July 2016. Davis actually could sign a much more lucrative contract in 2016 when the new television contract hits, but isn't sure if he wants to explore free agency. "I love it here in New Orleans," Davis said. "Great city. Great atmosphere. …We're getting the fans back and New Orleans back buzzing for the Pelicans, a great organization. I love my team here. "We're definitely moving in the right direction. I don't know what the future holds, but right now I'm definitely loving the team and the organization." Yahoo! Sports

Anthony Davis can't help but notice the homeless people living under bridges near the New Orleans Pelicans' arena when he arrives for and leaves games. "Any time I see a homeless person I give them money if I have cash on me," Davis said. "You don't know what they're going through. Some people say you never know if they're lying or putting on a show. But you never know. "If that were me, I would want someone to help me out. I try to make sure I can help out any way possible." Yahoo! Sports

November 26, 2014 Updates

With the ascension of Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans are suddenly at the forefront of the NBA discussion. By box score statistics, Davis has been playing about as well as any player possibly can over the 12 games to start the season. He has a 35.9 PER, 62 true shooting percentage, and is blocking 7.4 percent of opponents’ two-pointers. The Pels outscore opponents by 8.6 points per 100 possessions with Davis on the floor, and get murdered to the tune of -14.0 points/100 when he sits, per NBA.com. Basketball Insiders

November 23, 2014 Updates

He showed the Jazz an eyeful Saturday, scoring a career-high 43 points on 16-of-23 shooting with a team-high 14 rebounds. For good measure, he added a pair of steals and a blocked shot and played good defense against Utah’s big men, who collectively didn’t have one of their better nights. “Obviously Davis is a great player and he had a great game tonight,’’ said Utah coach Quin Snyder. “It’s a real challenge. You can’t give him easy baskets and he got some of those tonight.’’ Deseret News

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Rudy Gay went up to dunk over Anthony Davis on Tuesday night, and that was something that just wasn’t gonna happen. For our entertainment purposes, folks should try this more often. We’re running out of ways to talk about Davis’s freak-of-natureness, but every time the Pelicans play we get the special opportunity to see something new. The Big Lead

November 18, 2014 Updates

The avalanche of praise could be overwhelming and will surely shift if Davis fails to capture a championship by his seventh or eighth season, a phase James had to overcome and in which Durant currently exists. But Davis refuses to get caught up, lest it consume him to impatiently chase what might be unattainable or distract him from what he has already set out to accomplish. “I just go out there and play. What people expect of me? That’s on them,” Davis said, recently. “I don’t pay attention to all the stuff that they’re saying because that kind of messes with your head and you start getting complacent. That’s for the fans to read it and listen to it. My objective is to help this team win.” Washington Post

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