Anthony Davis confirmed Friday he will miss 10-14 days after suffering a right ankle sprain in the second of the New Orleans Pelicans' two preseason games in China against the Houston Rockets. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't know the severity of the sprain, but a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears after the game Wednesday morning that Davis suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain and would miss 10-14 days.
Gentry said Davis' injury "happens all the time" and that he just "needs the necessary days to make it better." Davis is "going to be back soon, there's not anything to be concerned about," Gentry said.
Davis said he'd like to play in the Pelicans' regular-season opener on Oct. 26 against the Denver Nuggets, which comes 14 days after the injury first occurred. But Davis also said he wants to be smart about the injury to avoid further complications. "We're constantly checking on it every day," Davis said. "When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, then I'll get back on the floor."
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis expected to be out 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain in Beijing, source told @TheUndefeated.
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis does not have a serious foot injury and is walking around fine after being injured in the 1st quarter tonight in Beijing versus Houston, a source said.
Scott Kushner: Gentry said he's unsure how severe Anthony Davis' ankle sprain is. He has not yet spoken to trainers about it.
It was Davis' first full-scaled work with his teammates since he underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a stress reaction problem in his left knee cap. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season, but he did not require surgery on his left shoulder. ''I feel great and I'm just happy to be out there,'' Davis said. ''I love the game so much that it started to be frustrating when I couldn't play or they pull you out. The main goal is to be ready for October 26 (opener against Denver). ''Right now, I think I'm heading in the right direction toward getting there. Today everything felt great. I feel like I'm more explosive than what I was and more powerful.''
Roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure on his left knee that ended his 2015-16 season, three-time All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been cleared for basketball activity. Davis scrimmaged for the first time on Wednesday. The 23-year-old has added some strength to his frame and now weighs 250 pounds, up more than 30 pounds from his rookie season of 2012-13.
Justin Verrier: Dell Demps tells Jim Rome Anthony Davis is already shooting, expected to be back to activity in early August. bit.ly/29OPSXU
Davis: “I couldn’t explode. I didn’t feel like myself. The first play of the game, I airballed a layup. There were a couple plays where I could’ve dunked the ball, but I couldn’t really get up. It just bothered me, to the point where I couldn’t really move or do the things I usually do on the court.” What happened Friday began the decision-making process to start thinking about being healthy for the 2016-17 campaign. Davis will still be only 23 years old when next season tips off in October.
“We definitely came to an agreement, to figure out what’s best for the long term,” Davis said. “As a player, you don’t want to have chronic pains or a chronic injury with anything. I want to play double-digit years in the league, not just seven or eight years. It sucks, but it’s something that needs to be done.”
After further evaluation and consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrach in Los Angeles, it has been determined that Davis won’t require surgery on his left shoulder to repair a partially torn labrum.
Anthony Davis is expected to travel to Los Angeles later this week to undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder and undergo a surgical procedure to fix a tendon problem in his left knee. Davis said Monday that his doctor might as well knock both of them out at the same time.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis says he won't be able to play in Olympics, but will be ready for training camp for #Pelicans
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].”
September 23, 2021 | 2:02 am EDT Update
The Warriors recently connected Wiggins with an Oakland doctor who understands issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy, sources said. The doctor explained the suffering and deaths she has witnessed in patients who contracted the coronavirus, sources said, but Wiggins remains unmoved in his decision against vaccination.
San Francisco requires full vaccination to be allowed indoors for entertainment, including large events like NBA games at 18,000-seat Chase Center. New York City is the only other NBA market currently facing such restrictions. League sources believe the NBA will grant Wiggins a religious exemption, but San Francisco has the power to override it inside the city.
Though it doesn’t look good right now, the Sixers continue to insist that their preferred outcome at this point is to bring Simmons back and try to work through this. Embiid has publicly stumped for Simmons and privately insisted they can turn this around if they simply get him back in the gym and around the team. Rivers does not believe this will be an issue in the locker room, using an example from his own playing days to show these situations can be rectified.
The Simmons-Rivers relationship has been one of many issues in question as this has played out over the summer. Sources with knowledge of the situation have noted throughout the offseason that mending that relationship would be one of the most important steps toward potentially making this work, even if temporarily, and there has been little-to-no progress on that front. Simmons’ buy-in has been described as “low” or “non-existent” by team sources in recent weeks, with the head coach and player rarely speaking since the season ended in late June.
Vogel hopped on Spectrum’s “LakeShow” podcast on Wednesday and shed some light on AD’s apparent physical transformation this summer. Clearly, Davis’ new look has Vogel feeling particularly optimistic about the upcoming season. “He put a lot of work this off-season into his body, a lot of work,” Vogel said. “We had a moment maybe two weeks ago, where he had been training at home and we had a lot of conversations about concerns we have with our team … And (AD) comes in for a workout, the first time we’ve seen him for a while, and his body looked imposing. And we all just looked at each other like, ‘We’re going to be really good this year. Just looking at that guy right there, we’re going to be really good this year.’”
A NBA team parting ways with its president of basketball operations a week before training camp would be remarkable in any circumstances, but the Minnesota Timberwolves’ decision to move on from president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas was even more notable for one simple reason; they forgot how to spell their own franchise name. In both a statement (which was quoted verbatim by several reporters, including the spelling mistake) and a release, they called themselves the “Timberwovles”: