HoopsHype Anthony Davis rumors

June 20, 2014 Updates

During a Friday sitdown interview with New Orleans Pelicans radio broadcaster Sean Kelley, the All-Star power forward noted that through strength training, he has upped his weight to 238 pounds. The 21-year-old also acknowledged that he still may be growing (Davis’ lengthy video interview will be available on Pelicans.com beginning Monday). “I’m up to 238 right now. It’s all muscle, and that’s what I need,” said Davis, who was 230 at the start of the 2013-14 season. “I want to get stronger, so that when I post up, it’s a lot easier for me. I think it’s going to translate to the season, just my mentality, knowing that I’m a lot stronger and a lot better. It’s going to make me more aggressive.” NBA.com

June 4, 2014 Updates

With his back and ankle injuries that forced the Pelicans management to shut down his second season with five games remaining, Davis is back to work, participating with teammates in the Pelicans' voluntary offseason workouts at the team's Metairie headquarters. After playing this past season at less than 230 pounds, Davis said he is up to 237 pounds. The new physique gives Davis the look more of a power forward than he did in his first two NBA seasons. "Right now it's just physical appearance," he said. "I haven't put it to use yet." New Orleans Times-Picayune

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward/center Anthony Davis (back spasms) and guard Eric Gordon (left knee) will miss the remainder of the season. Davis was examined by team physicians, who determined that his injury will require 1-2 weeks of rest and rehabilitation. Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and is expected to make a full recovery. NBA.com

April 5, 2014 Updates

Anthony Davis the loneliest star in the NBA: Measuring the gap between the No. 1 and No. 2 player in terms of PER for every team in the NBA. HoopsHype

April 3, 2014 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans said this morning that power forward Anthony Davis is being listed as day-to-day with back spasms. The second-year pro left Wednesday's loss in Denver during the first half due to the injury, after scoring six points. NBA.com

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March 18, 2014 Updates

With the NBA playoffs a month away, a handful of all-stars got into the March Madness spirit by filling out NCAA tournament brackets. All of the players, who provided their brackets exclusively to USA TODAY Sports, share one thing in common: They were all March Madness stars during their collegiate careers. Former Davidson star Steph Curry, former Weber State star Damian Lillard and former Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and John Wall all shared their brackets, which included some surprises. (i.e. Wall has Kentucky losing early). Who will have the best bracket? Find out by following along on For the Win and USA TODAY Sports for the #NBABracketChallenge. We’ll have posts after each round scoring the players. We’ll share our scoring system and you can determine if your picks are up to par with these all-stars. For The Win

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February 27, 2014 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced just prior to their Thursday afternoon practice in Phoenix that All-Star power forward Anthony Davis will be listed as day-to-day with a left shoulder sprain. Davis sustained the injury during the second quarter of Wednesday’s game at Dallas. The Pelicans (23-34) will visit the Phoenix Suns on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Central in an ESPN nationally-televised game. NBA.com

February 26, 2014 Updates

During halftime, the Pelicans announced that Anthony Davis will not return to Wednesday's game. He has a left shoulder sprain. Holding his left shoulder, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis headed to the locker room with 4:13 left in the second quarter at Dallas. The severity of his injury was unknown at the time he left the court. NBA.com

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A 6'10" power forward who's emerged as this season's breakout star, Davis is averaging 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game while shooting 52.3 percent from the field. With those numbers, his PER (26.35) is fifth-best in the league, right behind seasoned All-NBA veterans such as Durant, James, Kevin Love and Chris Paul. "I think Davis very well could be the next big thing because of his amazing skill set," one NBA scout said. "He's a phenomenal defensive player, but his offensive skills and growth in such a short period have been really impressive. I think he can be top five in the league in 2-3 years max. Bleacher Report

"I'm not sure how many NBA execs, coaches and scouts expected him to be this good this fast. He was clearly talented coming out of college, but I don't think we saw the quick rise. Offensively, he can shoot, handle the ball, pass and take his man off the dribble. On the other end, he's a fantastic rebounder, blocks and changes shots, and defends pick-and-rolls pretty well. He also has great feet, so that helps a lot." Davis has even made arguably the best defensive center in the NBA, Roy Hibbert, a little nervous. "He'll be a terror in this league," Hibbert said. Bleacher Report

Davis, who now weighs about 235 pounds, said his ability to absorb contact has been a "big improvement" from Year 1 to Year 2. Being rail thin was his biggest weakness in college, as he would tend to get bumped off balance in traffic. He's getting to the free-throw line 2.8 more times per game this season, while shooting a respectable 76.1 percent. "(Daniel) definitely helped me out getting stronger, and it's improved my game on the floor," Davis said. "I'm able to get hit on the arm or upper body and finish at the rim, or at least get a shot up and draw a foul. Even when I'm driving by guys, they're not able to just bump me off line, so it's huge and it's getting me a lot more scoring opportunities at the rim." Bleacher Report

February 14, 2014 Updates

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