Anthony Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Davis had little difficulty elevating his game to elite level this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After winning a gold medal on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and remaining a member in the USA Basketball program for two years, a number of NBA scouts and coaches predicted that New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis’ learning curve would be accelerated. But no one, including Pelicans coach..." April 25

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis shut down for the rest of the season

    CBSSports.com "The Pelicans will rest Anthony Davis for the team's final four games because they need more pingpong balls, uh, I mean because he is injured. Davis has missed 11 games already this season, but will sit the last four because of back spasms, the team announced Thursday. Davis will join Eric..." April 10

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA decide to hold Anthony Davis out... For this game only vs. #Suns... So far. Davis' back spasms not improving enough.

  • Anthony Davis is a game-time decision at Utah

    NBA.com "New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis (back spasms) will be a game-time decision to play in Friday’s Western Conference game against the Utah Jazz. Davis participated in shootaround this morning at EnergySolutions Arena. “He’s been doing a lot of stuff the last two days,” Pelicans Coach..." April 04

  • Reggie Evans fined $15K for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face

    Pro Basketball Talk "Reggie Evans earned a flagrant-two foul and an ejection for leading with his elbow and clobbering Anthony Davis in the face on Monday, and a day later, he’s earned a $15,000 fine from the league office." April 01

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Pelicans PF Anthony Davis (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. Spurs. He will be a game-time decision.

  • Pelicans forward Anthony Davis eager to return against Atlanta Hawks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans were overmatched by the Toronto Raptors earlier this week, unable to effectively rebound or hold a 14-point lead. Despite the deflating 107-100 loss, Pelicans coach Monty Williams feels much better about heading into Friday night's game against..." March 21

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    Michael McNamara @McNamara247

    Monty to go small with AD at center. Hope we see a lot of that tonight. Need him around hoop because Lowry and Derozen drive a ton.

  • Anthony Davis out due to upper respiratory infection

    NBA.com "Anthony Davis will not play tonight against Toronto, due to an upper respiratory infection. News and updates from the Smoothie King Center prior to Wednesday’s interconference game between Toronto and New Orleans: • Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said some of his players were “under the..." March 19

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Monty Williams said Anthony Davis (left shoulder sprain) is a game-time decision for #SunsVsPelicans. Davis said it is feeling better.

  • Anthony Davis listed as day-to-day with shoulder sprain

    NBA.com "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)..." February 27

  • Anthony Davis Davis leaves with shoulder sprain

    ESPN.com "New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis was ruled out for the game after spraining his left shoulder during the second quarter Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Davis, the leading scorer and rebounder for the Pelicans, was holding his sprained left shoulder on his way..." February 27

  • Pelicans' Davis relishes inaugural All-Star experience

    Fox Sports Southwest "This past All-Star weekend was an unforgettable experience for Pelicans star sophomore forward Anthony Davis. In what will no doubt be the first of many All Star experiences, Davis both sparkled and learned he has room to grow. One of the many elements that made this maiden All Star..." February 17

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis will replace Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game

    CBSSports.com "With Kobe Bryant's leg injury keeping him out of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA had to name a replacement for his spot on the Western Conference team. With a bevy of deserving candidates in the West, the NBA will select New Orleans Pelicans' big man Anthony Davis. The NBA announced Friday the..." February 08

  • Davis and Lillard taken as top two picks in the Rising Stars game

    CBSSports.com "The Rising Stars Game is officially set as Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Chris Webber, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith all made their selections. Taken first overall was Anthony Davis going to Team Webber, with Damian Lillard going second overall to Team Hill. Though the highlight was..." February 07

  • Who should get Kobe’s All-Star spot: Goran Dragic or Anthony Davis?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Whatever new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does, he’s going to make some people angry, while others will say he’s an idiot. (He should get used to it, pretty much everything he does in the big chair will turn out that way.) Who does he choose for Kobe Bryant’s All-Star spot? Kobe is still out..." February 03

  • Anthony Davis is the NBA's next transcendent talent

    SB Nation "Nov. 8 was the night Anthony Davis really arrived as an NBA star. The New Orleans Pelicans were hosting the Los Angeles Lakers, pitting former All-Everything center Pau Gasol against the 2012 No. 1 pick. What happened from the opening tip to the final buzzer sounding was a complete and utter..." January 29

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    New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

    Anthony Davis (soreness in left index finger) will not play tonight.

  • Pelicans beat Magic 100-92 behind Anthony Davis' stellar performance

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Late in the fourth quarter, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis took the ball and drove the lane for a dunk that forced the crowd to rise to their feet in jubilation. It was a crucial play that helped extend the Pelicans’ lead to eight and seemingly took them out of danger from losing..." January 27

  • Davis draws comparisons to Garnett

    CSN New England "A lanky big man who can shoot from the perimeter, put the ball on the floor, rebound and defend at the highest of levels. For former Boston Celtic Greg Stiemsma, those were the traits that made Kevin Garnett a one-of-a-kind talent. And then he came to New Orleans and is now playing with KG..." January 05

  • Pelicans announce Anthony Davis is active vs Clippers

    NBA.com "Prior to tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Pelicans activated Anthony Davis (left hand fracture). Davis is expected to play in tonight's game. Tyreke Evans is expected to play tonight against the Clippers after missing the previous two contests." December 18

  • Anthony Davis will miss 4-6 weeks with broken hand

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The broken left hand suffered by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis in Sunday's victory against the New York Knicks will sideline Davis for four to six weeks, the team announced Tuesday. Davis, who underwent further evaluation by team doctors on Tuesday morning, was diagnosed with a..." December 04

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Anthony Davis will be evaluated Tuesday when Pelicans return to New Orleans. After the evaluation, the team will have an update on status

  • Pelicans Anthony Davis suffers non-displaced fracture in hand

    SB Nation "The timetable for Davis' return to the court is to be determined. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand in the Pelicans' game against the New York Knicks on Sunday night, the team announced. Davis won't return to the game and his timetable to..." December 02

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  • Uniqueness of Anthony Davis' offense is what makes him promising

    CBSSports.com "It's not groundbreaking analysis to tell you that Anthony Davis is unique. No it's not just because of the unibrow. There aren't many people in the world that are 6'10.5" with a 7'5.5" reach. There aren't even many people in the NBA with those kinds of measurements. The New Orleans Pelicans'..." October 17

  • Pelicans beat Magic 99-95 behind Anthony Davis' 29 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After three preseason games it's clearly obvious New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not the same caliber of player he was last season as a rookie. He’s better – much better – after spending nearly all of the off-season working to improve his offensive game. He’s got a go-to jump hook..." October 10

  • Pelicans Davis donates $65K to alma mater

    CSN Chicago "New Orleans Pelicans Center Anthony Davis has not forgotten his Chicago roots. The Chicago native and former first-round draft pick donated $65000 for a basketball court at his alma mater the school announced yesterday. According to school officials the school has no gymnasium." September 01

  • Anthony Davis not taking Olympic spot for granted

    Chicago Tribune "Anthony Davis is a former No. 1 draft pick and an Olympic gold medalist. Neither fact has the Chicago native resting on his laurels as he participates in USA Basketball's minicamp this week. "I don't think I'm a lock at all (for the 2016 Olympics)," Davis said Tuesday. "I have to earn my..." July 24

  • Pelicans forwards Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson expected to participate in Team USA's mini camp in July

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans forwards Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson are expected to participate in the Team USA's mini camp scheduled for July 22-25 in Las Vegas, two league sources confirmed Thursday. Davis, the No. 1 overall pick last year, played on Team USA that won a gold medal at the 2012..." May 23

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard headlines 2012-13 All-Rookie Team

    NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, the unanimous selection for the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Lillard was the lone unanimous First Team selection (58 points, 29 First Team votes), while the Washington..." May 15

  • Anthony Davis has sprained MCL, bone bruise, out for season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "An MRI performed on New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis on Thursday revealed a sprained left medial collateral ligament, bone bruise, but no structural damage, the team said Thursday evening. He will miss the final three games of the season. No surgery will be required. Davis sustained..." April 12

  • Anthony Davis has strained MCL, out rest of season

    USA Today "An MRI on Thursday revealed New Orleans Hornets rookie big man Anthony Davis has a strained medial collateral ligament and a bone bruise, but no structural damage, according to team spokesman Harold Kaufman. He will miss the remaining three games of the regular season. Davis was injured in..." April 11

  • Hornets forward Anthony Davis suffers sprained left knee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis had to be helped off the court after suffering a sprained left knee with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter during Wednesday night's game against the Sacramento Kings. When Davis left the court he could barely put pressure on his left leg as he..." April 11

  • Hornets hope Anthony Davis gains weight on more than just New Orleans specialty pizza

    Yahoo! Sports "New Orleans offers some of the world's most renowned restaurants like Emeril's, Commander's Palace and Herbsaint. So what dish has Hornets rookie Anthony Davis fallen in love with since arriving to the Crescent City? Pizza. Specifically from the city's Reginelli's Pizzeria chain restaurant,..." April 06

  • Hornets rookie Anthony Davis raising eyebrows

    Denver Post "Earl Boykins could get lost in that thing. The unibrow of Anthony Davis has been on display all season here in New Orleans, and lately, basketball's Frida Kahlo has shown the nation why he was the No. 1 pick last summer. In the past 10 games, entering Monday's matchup against Denver, the Kentucky..." March 26

  • Hornets forward Anthony Davis closing gap on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lilliard

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the final month of the NBA regular season, the two closest races could be those for Rookie of the Year and MVP. Each of the contests are tightening as the season winds down. It remains to be seen whether New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis can overtake Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian..." March 25

  • Anthony Davis likely game-time decision due to illness

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis sat out the team's Wednesday morning shoot-around at New Orleans Arena battling what Coach Monty Williams termed "a stomach issue," making his availability for the Boston Celtics a likely game-time decision. Last Tuesday, forward Ryan..." March 20

  • Anthony Davis' Growth

    At The Hive "Jimmy Smith has a piece up in the Times-Picayune today explicating Anthony Davis' growth in the second half of the season, even as he finishes the year on pace to place just second in the Rookie of the Year race to Portland's Damian Lillard. From that story, Monty Williams on Davis: "At..." March 15

  • Hornets rookie Anthony Davis displaying maturity as he leaves teen-age years behind

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On the day this week-long, three-game road trip began for the New Orleans Hornets, the young man on whose shoulders the rebuilding of the franchise will rest emerged from his teen-age years onto the threshold of adulthood. Rookie power forward Anthony Davis celebrated his 20th birthday Monday,..." March 14

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    Jim Eichenhofer @

    Monty on A.Davis status vs. Magic on Monday: "We'll find out tomorrow. He didn't do any contact today (in practice), but he's a lot better."

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    John Reid @

    Hornets' Anthony Davis will miss his second consecutive game with sprained left shoulder

  • Hornets provide no update on injury to forward Anthony Davis

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Hornets are remaining tight-lipped about the injury sustained by rookie power forward Anthony Davis in Tuesday night's 101-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in New Orleans Arena. A team spokesman said Thursday the team had no additional information about Davis' shoulder injury, termed..." February 28

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    New Orleans Hornets @

    Anthony Davis did not travel with the team to OKC and will not play tonight due to a sprained left shoulder.

  • Hornets rookie Anthony Davis pours in 20 points against Sacramento Kings

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On Sunday afternoon against the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis showed no lingering effects from a minor knee sprain suffered this past Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. Davis had little difficulty beating the Kings forwards in transition or catching lob..." February 25

  • Davis says he could have returned from his knee injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right knee during the third quarter of Friday night’s 104-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks and he did not return. But Davis says he could have returned to the court had Coach Monty Williams elected to put him back in. “I..." February 23

  • Hornets' Davis adjusting well to NBA

    Chicago Tribune "Anthony Davis' primary adjustment to the NBA is not overcoming jet lag or shifting from center to power forward. "We've spent the year teaching him that these guys are out to take his head off," Hornets coach Monty Williams said. "He's not playing against an all-state player from..." February 20

  • Anthony Davis shows all-around ability in Rising Stars Challenge game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a showcase game for the NBA’s young stars, New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis showed he could play a well-rounded game when the emphasis was clearly on scoring. After just 5 1/2 minutes into the game, Davis had already snagged five rebounds and had eight by halftime in Friday..." February 16

  • Injuries whittling challengers in NBA Rookie of the Year race; New Orleans' Anthony Davis needs to make a move

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Injuries are affecting some players who might have otherwise gotten some Rookie-of-the-Year consideration, and this week the world will again get to see the top two participate in All-Star weekend activities. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony..." February 11

  • Hornets rookie Anthony Davis making a first-half impact while still finding his way

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "No player in the most recent NBA Draft came into the league with greater expectations or more promise than New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis. The slim, 6 foot 11, 220-pound Davis was the complete package: smooth shooter, aggressive shot-blocker and rebounder, the kind of..." January 22

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