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The Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard headline the list of 18 players selected for the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge to be played Friday, Feb. 14, in New Orleans during NBA All-Star 2014. Carter-Williams, the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October/November, leads all first year players in scoring (17.4 ppg), assists (6.7 apg), rebounding (5.6 apg) and steals (2.41 spg). Davis, the league leader in blocks (3.27 bpg), is averaging a double-double with 20.4 points and 10.4 rebounds. Lillard, the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year has the Trail Blazers near the top of the Western Conference standings thanks to averages of 20.6 points and 5.6 assists. Basketball Insiders

January 23, 2014 Updates

ESPN.com has obtained a copy of the complete 28-man list from which Colangelo and Krzyzewski will choose 12-man rosters for both the World Cup which starts in late August and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The other national-team veterans to make the cut alongside James, Paul, Anthony, Rose and Westbrook are Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden, Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry, Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler, Andre Iguodala and Anthony Davis. ESPN.com

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Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis noted that he will not have surgery on left hand. He will continue to travel with team for road trips and support from bench Twitter @Jim_Eichenhofer

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the December 1 game against the New York Knicks. Davis underwent further evaluations by team doctors this morning in New Orleans and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. NBA.com

December 2, 2013 Updates

The play seemed so routine, so mundane at the time, that Anthony Davis couldn’t recall many of its specifics two hours later. What Davis did know is that on a New Orleans first-quarter possession Sunday, he tried to catch an alley oop pass and banged his left hand on the rim. As he sat in a somber Madison Square Garden postgame locker room, he also knew that he had sustained a non-displaced fracture in the hand. As the Pelicans traveled to Chicago for Monday’s game against the Bulls, Davis’ timetable for the injury was still to be determined. “I was going up for a lob, got fouled and hit my hand on the rim,” said Davis, who continued to play several possessions before permanently exiting the 103-99 win over the Knicks. Davis couldn’t remember which New York player made contact with him from behind, but it was Amar’e Stoudemire, whistled for a defensive foul. Davis’ status will be updated in the coming days. A few minutes after the final buzzer Sunday, the 6-foot-10 power forward was hopeful that the injury would not cause a lengthy absence. He missed 18 games during his 2012-13 rookie season, due to a combination of separate injuries. NBA.com

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The New Orleans Pelicans have exercised third-year options on the contracts of 2012 first-round draft picks Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers. Davis, the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals and was named an NBA All-Rookie First Team member last season. USA Today Sports

September 27, 2013 Updates

Despite making an immediate impact as a rookie last season, New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis still lacked the necessary strength to battle efficiently against bigger post players. At 6 feet 10, 220 pounds, he often couldn’t deny players from easily backing into him to get their desired shots near the basket. But given clearance to eat just about anything he wanted, Davis spent most of the offseason working to bulk up. With training camp set to open Tuesday, Davis hopes a stronger upper body and a few extra pounds will make a difference. ``I have gained at least 10 to 12 pounds, and I want to gain at least five more,’’ said Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012.``That’s the ideal goal for me right now. I’ve been staying on top of it, eating more and gaining weight. "I’m eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything helps and it is showing.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

September 17, 2013 Updates

Now, the Pelicans are suddenly relevant, with one of the more interesting lineups in the NBA. Holiday and Evans will start alongside Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson. While that looks like a NBA 2K14 fantasy team, it’s the actual lineup that Pelicans head coach Monty Williams will roll out every night, barring an injury or change. Off the bench, New Orleans will have Brian Roberts, Al-Farouq Aminu, Austin Rivers, Anthony Morrow, Jason Smith, Greg Stiemsma and Jeff Withey among others. New Orleans won just 27 games and finished with the second-worst record in the Western Conference last season. Now, after the busy offseason, expectations are obviously much higher in the Big Easy. A win will no longer be viewed as a pleasant surprise amid the team’s rebuild – it’ll be expected. In fact, just about everyone in the organization is talking about making the colossal jump into the West’s playoff picture as early as next season. “Our expectations are always high,” Davis said. “We definitely want to make the playoffs, and beyond. … We’re not sure how it’ll all fit; we’ll have to wait until we get into training camp and get to play with each other. Coach is still working it out, but whatever it is, I know that they’re going to help us make a push for the playoffs.” HoopsWorld

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