Oleh Kosel: "All the indications are that he will play." -- Alvin Gentry on Anthony Davis' availability for tonight's game against the Spurs.
Chris Haynes: New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis plans to play tonight against Golden State after sitting out last two games with an elbow injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
For a second straight game, New Orleans will face a formidable Northwest Division foe Monday, again without the services of five-time All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Just prior to this morning’s shootaround in Colorado, Davis (right elbow sprain) was officially ruled out of a Western Conference meeting with the Denver Nuggets.
Davis’ status going forward is day-to-day, with New Orleans fourth-year head coach Alvin Gentry saying, “He still has a sore elbow. We’re not going to take any chances six games into the season. When he feels better, we’ll play him.”
“We’ve got to do a little more,” said Jrue Holiday, who indicated that he expects to slide over to point guard in Monday’s game. “Rebounding, (without) his presence on the court, sometimes being a little more physical on the bigs. The guards, we have to crack back and keep those bigs off the boards.”
Scott Kushner: "He did it last night, but it was not even a factor until he got home. There was some soreness. Obviously we are not going to take any risk with that." - Alvin Gentry, on Anthony Davis' elbow injury, which sidelines him for tonight's game vs. Jazz.
Oleh Kosel: Regarding Anthony Davis, Alvin Gentry says he remains questionable. A determination will be made on his availabilty once he warms up.
Will Guillory: Gentry says Davis injured his elbow last night vs. Brooklyn, didn’t start feeling it until he got home
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis' right ankle is an issue for the #Pelicans star and that he probably wouldn't have remained in the Portland loss if not for the current situation in the West Standings. AD clearly playing through some pain.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis (first #NBA triple-double) on his return to playing after missing Friday's game vs. Washington: "I felt fine. The ankle felt very fine."
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis after Saturday's practice, on the condition of his ankle: "I did some light stuff (workout-wise) today. Will do some more stuff tomorrow, but it feels a lot better."
Jim Eichenhofer: Alvin Gentry on how much #Pelicans miss Anthony Davis when he can't play: "Just think Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, with him not on the (field). I think that would be a good comparison. He opens up the game for everyone, really."
Will Guillory: Pelicans have officially ruled Anthony Davis out for tonight's game with a left ankle sprain
Scott Kushner: Sounds like Anthony Davis is going to go through pregame warmups to feel out whether or not he’s able to play on his sprained ankle tonight vs the Wizards.
Scott Kushner: Gentry confirmed AD "tried it" warming up on sprained ankle. He won't say AD's officially out "until there's about 40 secs left on the clock". Gentry is "optimistic" Davis will be back by Sunday. "I don't think think it's that big of a deal. It's a sprained ankle. It'll be OK."
Adrian Wojnarowski: MRI results on New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis’ left ankle revealed a sprain, league source tells ESPN. He’s day to day and doubtful for Friday game.
For the second straight night, Davis was forced to leave his team's game with an injury. He exited Wednesday night's contest at the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle after grabbing a rebound. The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative, but Davis did not return in the team's 114-101 win -- New Orleans' 10th straight victory. Coach Alvin Gentry said Davis will get an MRI on Thursday when the team returns home.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis on his left ankle sprain: “I feel fine. But I’m going to have the team doctor take a look at it (Thursday) and go from there.”
Scott Kushner: #Pelicans will check on Anthony Davis’ ankle today. Obviously, the fear is a high ankle sprain or some kind of lingering injury that takes significant time to heal. X Rays revealed nothing was broken. twitter.com/scottdkushner/…
"Won't know anything until tomorrow," Gentry said. "They took X-rays but couldn't really tell a lot from the X-rays, so we'll go back home, and I'm sure he'll have an MRI at some stage tomorrow, and we'll have more information."
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry is “under the assumption” Anthony Davis (ankle) will play tonight. Not expected to have a minutes restriction if he’s able to go.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday that Anthony Davis is questionable going into Friday's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that star forward Anthony Davis will miss Wednesday's road tilt against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he hopes that Davis' absence will be a short one.
Will Guillory: Pelicans announce Anthony Davis will play tonight, Rajon Rondo (rest) will sit. Ian Clark starts in his place
Will Guillory: Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis will test his adductor injury but he is likely to play tonight
Will Guillory: Anthony Davis (left adductor strain) is listed as doubtful for tomorrow's game vs Denver
Jake Madison: Gentry says the plan with Anthony Davis is to work him out and reevaluate each day. Hopefully he can come back sooner rather than later
Will Guillory: Anthony Davis says at this point his injury is more about dealing with the pain, was glad to know it wasn't anything serious.
Adrian Wojnarowski: MRI results negative on New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis' injured groin, and timetable on his return will be day-to-day for near future, league sources tell ESPN.
New Orleans Pelicans: Injury Update: Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a left adductor strain. An MRI and further examination revealed no structural damage. Davis will miss tonight’s game against the Warriors and is listed as day-to-day going forward #Pelicans
Anthony Davis won’t play Saturday at Portland, due to a left pelvis injury. Whether he’ll miss more games than that remains to be seen, with New Orleans (11-11) awaiting additional information that should come Sunday, when the Pelicans return to the Crescent City. The team will travel to Louisiana immediately following Saturday’s game, arriving in Louisiana in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The extent of groin injury to Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis will be better known once team examines him in New Orleans on Sunday, league sources tell ESPN. Pels play in Portland tonight.
Jim Eichenhofer: Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis will get evaluated tomorrow for groin injury but that it is “very unlikely” Davis plays Saturday at Portland.
Oleh Kosel: DeMarcus Cousins on the injury to Anthony Davis in his postgame comments. “You know it’s unfortunate. Um, it sucks. That’s the nature of this game. You know guys go down. The next guy has to be ready to step up and fill that void.”
Davis was injured as he battled for a rebound with Utah's Derrick Favors underneath the basket with 11:35 left in the game. He remained down for several moments as trainers examined him and could not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the court. Davis was immediately placed in a wheelchair and taken to the locker room.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Friday night's 146-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets with a concussion in the opening minute of the third quarter. Davis was inadvertently hit in the face by Nuggets center Nikola Jokic's head as Jokic was backing him down with the ball.
Davis remained on the floor with his hands over his face for a minute before he walked to the locker room with 11 minutes, 2 seconds left in the quarter. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry couldn't provide any details of Davis' injury after the game, saying, "I don't know yet,'' Gentry said. "I have to check with doctors.'' Said Jokic: "I don't want (anybody) to get injured because of me. I hope he's good. I didn't do it on purpose.''
Adrian Wojnarowski: After missing most of past two games with a knee injury, Pelicans Anthony Davis is expected to return vs. Cavs tonight, sources tell ESPN.
Marc J. Spears: New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said his left knee injury would be evaluated tonight, but he was not worried.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis (left knee quad tendinitis) is being listed as questionable for Thursday’s game at Sacramento @NBAonTNT
Adrian Wojnarowski: As Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters, Anthony Davis MRI was negative. Another source tells ESPN that Davis will be day-to-day.
Shams Charania: Sources: Pelicans star Anthony Davis has no structural damage in injured left knee. He has swelling in knee, and will be day-to-day.
David Aldridge: Alvin Gentry tells reporters in Portland that he was informed the MRI on @AntDavis23 was negative, but that they’ll know more Wednesday.
Justin Verrier: DeMarcus Cousins (R Achilles) and Anthony Davis (L knee) both listed as out for tomorrow vs. Lakers. E'Twaun Moore (L ankle) is probable.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis said his left finger is fine and his right ankle "is what it is. We'll see how it feels in practice tomorrow."
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.”
Anthony Davis briefly feared the worst Wednesday. On a play at the end of the second quarter vs. Toronto, Davis hit his left wrist on the rim, a sequence eerily similar to when he fractured his hand earlier in his career during a game in New York. Fortunately for Davis and the Pelicans, this time X-rays came back negative; three days later, he is 100 percent and will be available Saturday – on his 24th birthday, no less – against the Charlotte Hornets.
Anthony Davis says he expects to play Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs. The New Orleans Pelicans star is officially listed as probable with a right thigh bruise that has sidelined him for one full game and parts of two more, including the second half of Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis (right thigh bruise) listed as probable for tomorrow's matchup in NOLA against the Spurs.
Anthony Davis will not play for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Before New Orleans made the announcement, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Terrence Joneswould start at center if Davis was sidelined by his right quad contusion, which occurred during New Orleans' loss to Brooklyn on Friday night.
Justin Verrier: Gentry says Anthony Davis (R thigh bruise) is a gametime decision but that it "doesn't look good." Davis is having trouble moving laterally.
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis did not practice today (thigh contusion). He does not believe it is a long term issue though. #Pelicans
Jim Eichenhofer: Although he is listed as questionable to return, Anthony Davis (left hand) just returned to #Pelicans bench and is sitting with teammates
Anthony Davis left during the third quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans' game in Indiana after suffering right hip and left thumb injuries from a hard fall underneath the basket. X-rays came back negative, and Davis did not return to the Pelicans' bench. "Don't know anything yet," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters in Indianapolis after the game. "We'll just check with the doctors and see. I'm sure it's going to be a bruise, and we'll see to what extent it will be."
Anthony Davis' status for Thursday's interconference game was changed to out. The three-time All-Star forward will miss a game for just the third time during the regular season (in 40 New Orleans contests).
Scott Kushner: Davis said he injured his left hip when Kyle O'Quinn committed a flagrant foul, forcing Davis to run full speed into a courtside seat at MSG
Jennifer Hale: Good news for @PelicansNBA: x rays on Anthony Davis' hip came back negative. Now it's just a matter of letting bruising heal.
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis underwent an X-ray after a 101-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, according to league sources. Davis denied the account when approached by ESPN, but the Pelicans forward was observed receiving treatment, including a black wrap, on his right foot at his locker before speaking to the media.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not play Wednesday night at Orlando because of a thigh injury. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Davis was injured Monday night against Boston but did not show any signs of being injured immediately following the game. Davis complained of tightness Tuesday and then again during shoot around Wednesday. So the decision was made to sit him against the Warriors.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis said he felt a little back pain earlier in the game and then it "locked up" on play he went down. Lumbered a bit postgame.
July 26, 2021 | 7:35 pm EDT Update
Cade Cunningham has been the public favorite to go No. 1 to the Detroit Pistons since the lottery. While Detroit is surely doing its due diligence, is there any reason to doubt that Cunningham will be the first name we hear on Thursday night? Matt Babcock: I expect Cade Cunningham to be the top overall pick in this draft, selected by the Detroit Pistons. However, I’ve been told that the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have been knocking the Pistons’ door down. Rumor has it that the Thunder offered the No. 6 pick and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in exchange for No. 1 — the Pistons declined. If the Pistons receive an offer better than that one, they may need to seriously consider it.
Scottie Barnes has moved up to No. 4 in your latest mock draft, breaking through what is generally considered to be a four-player top tier of Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs. What inspired you to make that change? Babcock: Scottie Barnes’ draft stock seems to be at an all-time high. There’s a lot of buzz swirling around that he’ll be going to either the Toronto Raptors at No. 4 or Orlando Magic at No. 5. I’m not completely convinced that Barnes will end up in Toronto at No. 4; however, it’s what I decided to go with for now. Another thing worth noting is that I’ve heard Toronto is very high on Evan Mobley, who I do not think will be available at No. 4. I could see a trade between Toronto and either Houston or the Cleveland Cavaliers making sense.
Five teams (Oklahoma City, Orlando, Golden State, New York and Houston) currently own multiple first-round picks. Do you expect movement from any of these squads? Babcock: There has been so much trade chatter this year among those teams, but most of the other teams, too. I fully expect there to be a ton of movement prior to, or during, this year’s draft.
However, two other names also are swirling around. Moses Moody has been someone league sources have said the Grizzlies are very interested in. He’s one of the most intriguing 3-and-D guys in the draft. In his one year at Arkansas, he made 35.8 percent of his 3-pointers, and nearly 50 percent of his shots came from beyond the arc. Nobody is blown away by 35.8 percent, but scouts/executives believe in his shot and are encouraged by the 81.2 percent he shot from the free throw line. Free-throw percentage is often an indicator of someone discovering long-distance accuracy.
Charlotte Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak has been around the NBA for the better part of five decades, dating back to his days in the late 1970s with Washington. So when he witnesses something a bit unusual, as he has for a hefty portion of these past two months since the season ended, it should be noted.
“Our gym has been just full of activity for the last 6-8 weeks,” Kupchak said Monday during his pre-draft availability. “Our coach has done a great job of setting up times for players to come in. Starting with treatment, training room, migrating to the weight room, then going upstairs (to the gym) and getting shots in. Tuesdays and Thursdays, they have fun, they scrimmage. Unlike any gym that I’ve been around in a long, long time.
“Players like living in Charlotte. They are staying here and they are coming in every day to work out. Even on a Friday — which we call a flex day — in which a player might want to get away for a weekend a lot of these guys are still coming in on Friday.”
That includes LiAngelo Ball. As first reported by SI.com’s All Hornets, LaMelo’s older brother is expected to be on Charlotte’s summer league roster when it’s finalized before the team heads off to Las Vegas in just under two weeks. “Melo and his brother LiAngelo — I call him Gelo — he showed up about a month ago,” Kupchak said. “We allow our players to have a workout partner. They can come in during the morning on odd hours or the afternoon or at night and come back. And they would be working out together. And then on scrimmage days, they would scrimmage.”