Anthony Davis’ season is over. Alvin Gentry told reporters during his pregame media session Sunday that New Orleans has decided to shut down the three-time All-Star for the remaining 14 games of 2015-16, a decision that factors in the 23-year-old’s left knee and shoulder injuries. “We’re going to shut him down. He’s done for the year,” Gentry said. “It’s unfortunate, but he’s got an issue with his shoulder that he’s played with the whole season. It’s amazing when people talk about him being soft or whatever; they don’t understand that he’s played through a situation with his shoulder the entire season.”
Along with what appears to have been a season-long issue with his shoulder, Davis injured his left knee Friday vs. Portland, when he was contacted by Portland’s C.J. McCollum and teammate Jrue Holiday. The knee also needs treatment. “He has an issue with his knee that we’re going to get corrected,” Gentry said. “I think for us, we have to look at things long term, and we have to look at what’s best for the future of our franchise. For that reason, he won’t play anymore this season.”
Brett Dawson: The Pelicans are shutting down Anthony Davis for the season, Alvin Gentry says.
Sean Kelley: The @New Orleans Pelicans are shutting @Anthony Davis down for the season due to knee and shoulder injuries.
John Reid: Anthony Davis has a left knee injury and a shoulder problem. Alvin Gentry said they are consulting with doctors on a conference call today.
Anthony Davis was held out of the second half of the New Orleans Pelicans' 117-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday with what New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry described as a sore left knee. “There’s no reason for us to take any kind of chances with him right now,” Gentry said. “So that’s why we just held him out. I didn’t think it made sense to try to stick him back out there and play in the situation that we’re in right now.
Mark Berman: Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis is fine. He'll play tonight for the Pelicans against the #Rockets
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will play Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets after clearing the NBA's concussion protocol, Davis left the Pelicans' 112-111 loss to Houston on Monday after his head collided with teammate Tyreke Evans' elbow in the second quarter. He was sidelined for just one game, a nine-point win over Sacramento.
Brett Dawson: Pelicans officially say Anthony Davis is out vs. Clippers today. Quincy Pondexter, too, of course.
The Pelicans officially listed Davis as questionable to play for the game that will tip off 2:30 p.m. central. ''Obviously, he's just really sore,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said after Saturday 's practice.''There's nothing there that's (structurally) damaged just a bruise. We'll just how to see how he feels. He fell really hard and hit on a piece of a chair that got him pretty good really. He took out a whole row there. We'll see how it goes.''
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Davis left the game and never returned.
The Pelicans will face the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Saturday before heading back to New Orleans to host the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Gentry said Davis’s status for the Jazz game will be determined after further testing on Saturday. “We don’t know,” Gentry said of Davis. “It’s something that will have to be looked at [Saturday].”
December 7, 2022 | 6:11 am EST Update
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves are signing ex-Lakers wing shooter Matt Ryan on a two-way NBA contract, sources tell me and @Jon Krawczynski. Ryan had a solid stint for the Lakers, making 13 three-pointers over 12-game stretch.
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra: “We simply just didn’t play well. I thought we were pretty stable defensively through 3 quarters, and then the floodgates opened.” “Our offense got us in trouble at key times in the 2nd half.”
The Pistons outscored the Heat 69-46 in the second half. “I think a lack of focus just on the defensive end,” Heat guard Tyler Herro said when asked to explain the loss. “Obviously, down some guys still but I feel like with the guys we had out there, we could have gotten the job done. We needed to make a few more plays on both ends.” With star Jimmy Butler held out on the second night of a back-to-back, the Heat got big performances from Bam Adebayo and Herro on Tuesday. Adebayo finished with 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 15 rebounds. Herro matched his season-high with 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, 2-of-4 shooting on threes and 8-of-8 shooting from the foul line. It’s tied for the third-point points he has scored in a game in his NBA career.
Bally Sports Florida & Bally Sports Sun: “Obviously it wasn’t the result we wanted or I wanted, but it’s definitely good to play again; it’s good to be out there.” Victor Oladipo talks about how rewarding it was to be back out there on the floor and making his season debut. @MiamiHEAT | #HEATCulture
“He’s arguably top one or two greatest players of all time,” Kevin Love said of his former teammate. “Any time you get an opportunity to play against him, that’s always going to be special. I think last year, we got really caught up with him coming home because obviously the crowd is going to be into it. Akron and Cleveland, that’s their hometown hero, always will be.” So, does James rank No. 1 or No. 2 in that GOAT debate? “1A, 1B,” Love said with a smile. “I have seen it firsthand playing with him. I personally think he is one, but again, that’s up for debate for everybody.”