Alvin Gentry Rumors

New Orleans four-time All-Star forward Anthony Davis was not on the court during the portion of Tuesday’s shootaround that’s open to the media and he also didn’t go through his usual pregame warmup with Pelicans teammate Tim Frazier, but Alvin Gentry said Davis is expected to play against the Grizzlies tonight. “As far as we know, he’s going to play,” Gentry said, roughly 90 minutes before tip-off of the Southwest Division game. “He just had a little sickness.”
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Calvin Watkins: Former Rockets’ forward Donatas Motiejunas isn’t getting much time with the Pelicans. After playing 22 minutes on Feb. 26, Motiejuans has had four DNPs in the last eight games. In the four games he’s played, Motiejuans has averaged just 4.6 minutes. “It has been,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said if it’s been difficult to get minutes for Motiejuans. “When you have another guy like DeMarcus (Cousins), when he’s not in foul trouble he will play 32 minutes a game that’s a big chunk of minutes. You have to play Dante (Cunningham) depending on when teams go small at that position.It’s been a little tricky. It’s not like we don’t like him, we like him as a player, sometimes it’s hard to get people in you like to see in the game.”
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has long been a believer in Mike D’Antoni and his offensive philosophy. That was not his first impression, however. “I thought he was nuts,” said Gentry, an assistant under D’Antoni in Phoenix. “I actually did. I thought there’s no way you can play this way in the NBA. He said, ‘Oh yes you can.’ “Mike’s a hell of a coach. I’ve always thought he was a hell of a coach, from the first week I was with him and (he) talked about how we were going to play and he said ‘this is what we’re going to do.’ You kind of take a deep breath and sit back.”