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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

The Shawn Bradley Award – This award goes to the player 6’10? or taller who has had the highest percentage of his own shot attempts blocked (minimum 500 minutes played). It’s all about Omer Asik. Last season, he became the first repeat winner of this award and I pegged him as the favorite in my preseason prediction post. Nylon Calculus

Anthony sat out the Knicks’ 89-83 loss to the Magic on Wednesday night to rest his sore left knee, not even sitting on the bench so he could rehab in the trainer’s room. After the loss, Anthony said he’ll “probably’’ play Sunday unless something unexpected occurs. “I’ll see you there all weekend,’’ Anthony said in the visitor’s locker room at Amway Center. “I’m going to try. Today’s Wednesday. The game is on Sunday. I feel better today than I felt yesterday. “As of right now, I’ll be there,’’ said Anthony, who also is a coach in the celebrity game Friday night. “I’ll be at the game. I’ll probably participate in the game. Unless something happens in the course of me rehabbing the next couple of days.’’ New York Post

February 11, 2015 Updates

A judge ruled Tuesday that Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination. The decision came as Benson's daughter and her children fare fighting to have the 87-year-old declared incapable of handling his affairs. USA Today Sports

February 10, 2015 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' availability for this weekend's All-Star Game will likely depend on whether he can play in New Orleans' home game Wednesday against Indiana, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Davis, who suffered a shoulder sprain Saturday night after a hard fall against Chicago, remains a doubt for the Pelicans' game against Indiana as he continues to undergo treatment. ESPN.com

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' availability for this weekend's All-Star Game will likely depend on whether he can play in New Orleans' home game Wednesday against Indiana, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Davis, who suffered a shoulder sprain Saturday night after a hard fall against Chicago, remains a doubt for the Pelicans' game against Indiana as he continues to undergo treatment. The Pelicans have officially listed Davis as questionable for Wednesday night's game. ESPN.com

The developed product, as showcased in this post by Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry, is striking: Davis has become one of the NBA's most accurate jump shooters from the top of the floor. His success there comes by design. "I thought it would be the easiest shot – a straight-on-shot – because it's just like a free throw but it's a couple steps back," Davis said. "It's the same shot, you just jump. As I've started knocking down that shot I'm trying to make sure I get the mechanics down from that spot. Once I get my mechanics down, we'll try to move around after that. It'll be the same shot just a different angle." Sports Illustrated

Davis has progressed so much so quickly as a shooter that he tabbed his jumper as his signature move in this deconstructive feature from American Express. That in itself is a radical development given that Davis shot 34.6 percent on jump shots as a rookie, many of which were surrendered by a defense that saw no reason to defend Davis closely at range. With such dramatic improvement in his shooting (Davis is up to 42.3 percent on jumpers overall and near 50 percent from the top of the floor), Davis antiquated that approach quickly. "I think a lot of teams are listing me as a good shooter from mid-range there and trying to contest high or have some guy stunt at me to try to throw me off," Davis said. "That's where, if you knock down a couple shots, a pump fake comes in and moves off the dribble come into play." Sports Illustrated

That said, Davis, who would be a senior in college basketball this year, has been the best player in the NBA this season. At just 21, he's putting up numbers that we've rarely seen in league history. To really put things in perspective, let's compare those with the stats of some of the all-time greats at the power forward and center positions when they were 21. HoopsHype

February 9, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HORNETS HISTORY

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