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April 18, 2015 Updates

Pelicans foward Anthony Davis played through a dislocated his pinky finger during Wednesday’s crucial victory over San Antonio, which sent the team to the Western Conference playoffs. The injury occured during the game. Davis received quick treatment on the pinky from a trainer, and then he got a pep talk from teammate Tyreke Evans. Evans asked him if he wanted to sit out the rest of the game or get back into the game and help the team make the playoffs. The Advocate

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Davis, in whispers that may soon become shouts, is believed by many in the game to already be the best player in the league. He certainly is already the best big, possessing dominant skill sets at both ends of the floor -- leading the league in PER, total blocked shots and blocks per game, while currently fourth in total Win Shares. He's lethal in transition, learning at an accelerated, SkyNet-like pace in the halfcourt -- and if he can step out past the 3-point line? Game over, man. NBA.com

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Instead, during a Monday visit to "The Dan Patrick Show," the New Orleans Pelicans big man cast his hypothetical MVP ballot for Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. "You know, it's tough," Davis said. "There's a lot of guys playing out of their minds. James Harden, Russ[ell Westbrook], Steph[en Curry], you know, LeBron [James]. But ... [long pause] I mean, James Harden. It'd probably have to be James. He's out of his mind. He's definitely playing out of his mind. We talk about this with my team every day. Like, every day." Yahoo! Sports

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Despite scoring 24 points, Davis wasn't pleased about his 6-of-14 performance from the free-throw line in Wednesday night's 95-93 loss to the Rockets. So he went back out to practice. He put up enough free-throw shots until he made a 100 before heading to the locker room to shower. There were no Pelicans coaches around, just one of the Pelicans' attendants retrieving the ball after Davis put up his shots. New Orleans Times-Picayune

March 20, 2015 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Pelicans will be without Anthony Davis (ankle) versus Warriors tonight while Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time decision. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

New Orleans Pelican star Anthony Davis rolled his left ankle during the team's shootaround and had to sit out the game against the Phoenix Suns later Thursday night. The injury comes with the Pelicans in a tight battle for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. USA Today Sports

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Davis is also eligible for the "fifth year 30 percent max criteria," which allows eligible players on rookie deals to get a four-year extension and make up to 30 percent of their team's cap if they reach certain criteria. In Davis' case, he could reach the criteria if he is voted in as an All-Star starter for a second time in 2015. Davis was voted in as an All-Star starter this year, though he was injured and could not play in the game. Davis' representatives have not yet decided how to proceed with the Pelicans, two sources said over the weekend. NBA.com

March 11, 2015 Updates

Anthony Davis left the Team USA experience poised for a breakout campaign and hasn’t disappointed. He has posted the second-highest player efficiency rating in NBA history. He is also a dark horse MVP candidate with the New Orleans Pelicans sitting a half-game out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference. “It definitely built my confidence. Playing the way I played, playing a part in helping that win,” said Davis, the leading all-star vote getter among West big men. I feel like I got better, I learned from all of them elite players, great coaches. I built my knowledge of the game of basketball. All the stuff we learned, I took all of that knowledge and tried to do the same thing to lead this team to have a better season.” Washington Post

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