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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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There are many big names in the fantasy basketball pool tonight. However, Oklahoma City Thunder SF Kevin Durant ($9,300 FantasyScore salary; 18.6% of your cap) didn't look healthy Thursday, and Charlotte defends the position well. Thunder PG Russell Westbrook ($9,000; 18.0%) continues to be a must-start. Houston Rockets SG James Harden ($9,300; 18.6%) has a decent matchup against a Toronto Raptors team that has struggled in two of its last five games. Chicago Bulls PF Pau Gasol ($8,200; 16.4%) has a so-so matchup against Phoenix. New Orleans Pelicans PF Anthony Davis ($9,400; 18.8%) is coming off a disappointing 30.3-point effort on FantasyScore Friday, but he faces the reeling Miami Heat. As usual, undervalued players will be critical to allotting space for all the available studs. HoopsHype

February 12, 2015 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans' power forward explained in a statement released by the club Wednesday night that he wants to focus on his recovery from a sprained right shoulder, which has sidelined him for two games. "After careful thought and consideration, I've decided I will not be participating in this year's NBA All-Star competitions," Davis said. "I want to thank the fans for voting me into the All-Star game and I am sorry I will not be able to play. NBA.com

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