December 12, 2018, 11:09 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
After a brief trip to the locker room on Wednesday, Anthony Davis returned with a massive third quarter to finish with 44 points on 16-of-32 shooting, adding 18 rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one block and two steals.
AD turned on "beast mode" in this game and strengthened his case for winning the MVP award this season. He's as good as they come in fantasy and is just killing it. Owners just need him to stay healthy and log 75 games or more.
December 12, 2018, 8:56 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
After a brief trip to the locker room, Anthony Davis is set to check back into the game against the Thunder on Wednesday.
Crisis averted. Well, AD owners are used to these reports that pop up every so often. It's always a scary proposition when a player as dominant as he is in fantasy, goes to the locker room and is at risk of missing the rest of the game.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 8:40 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis headed back to the locker room in the first quarter of Wednesday's game.
Davis picked up a hip strain on the weekend and remains the league's unofficial leader in mid-game trips to the back. The Pelicans are already down Niko Mirotic, E'Twaun Moore and Elfrid Payton tonight and losing Davis for any stretch of time would be significant. Alvin Gentry said before the game that he's going to start limiting AD's (and Jrue Holiday's) minutes to preserve them for the rest of the season. We'll keep you posted.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 6:34 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Coach Alvin Gentry said he wants to taper back the minutes for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday starting with Wednesday's game.
AD and Jrue are leading the NBA in minutes played right now, but being in the Western Conference, every game is vital. The Pels are also missing Nikola Mirotic, E'Twaun Moore and Elfrid Payton right now, making it harder to play your stars fewer minutes. The distribution of playing time will be something to watch for tonight's game.
Source: Scott Kushner on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 9:42 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
League executives report that the Pelicans, the Pistons and the Kings lead the list of teams calling around looking for ways to upgrade their rosters in recent weeks.
The Pelicans are shopping their first round pick this year as they feel the pressure to convince Anthony Davis to sign an extension next summer. Pistons’ owner Tom Gores badly wants to get back to the postseason, and the team owns their first-round pick, a handful of expiring contracts and a few developmental players on the roster although they're only about $481,000 below the luxury-tax line. Finally, the Kings have no incentive to tank, and with $11 million in cap space and the large expiring contracts of Zach Randolph and Iman Shumpert, they might be involved in something between now and the trade deadline.
December 11, 2018, 10:42 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis remains convinced that if New Orleans can ever get fully healthy, the Pelicans are capable of replicating, and possibly exceeding, last season's trip to the Western Conference semifinals.
AD scored 41 points to go with 7 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Celtics, joining James Harden, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard as the only players in the league this season to score 40 or more four times. He has been the top fantasy asset this year both in 8 and 9-cat leagues even after numerous trips to the locker room with minor ailments.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 10:00 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis put up a season-high 41 on Monday on 17-of-34 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Davis was ultra aggressive all game and knew that the Celtics didn't really have anyone to match up against him with Al Horford being out. He attempted a season-high 34 shots but it still wasn't enough as the Pelicans fell to a very depleted Celtics team. He's the No. 1 player in fantasy and as long as his health holds up so should his ranking.
December 10, 2018, 6:05 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (hip contusion) will play in Monday's matchup with the Celtics.
Al Horford and Aron Baynes are both out, so Davis should be licking his chops for a matchup against Daniel Theis and Robert Williams up front. He hurt his hip on Sunday but was able to return after missing about a quarter and a half, so we'll see if he can make it through this one unscathed.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 1:43 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (right hip contusion) is questionable to play on Monday.
Davis left last night's game with the hip issue but did end up returning, though he was limited to 26 minutes and only six points. The Celtics are already missing Kyrie Irving and Aron Baynes and both Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are doubtful, so this game could be missing most of its starpower if Davis also sits out. Julius Randle would start in his place and Nikola Mirotic would likely draw back into the starting lineup, and both are automatic plays at all times. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor might see extra work off the bench.
December 9, 2018, 5:56 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis was limited to 26 minutes on Sunday because of a hip injury and could only deliver six points, nine rebounds, four assists and five blocks.
Any time a five-block performance may end up being a player's worst line of the season, you know we're working with the elite of the elite. Keep an eye out for updates on AD's hip heading into tomorrow's game even though he was able to return in the second half today.
December 9, 2018, 4:54 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (hip) returned to Sunday's game after sustaining a hip injury.
Davis wasn't able to start the second half but quickly returned to the bench and checked back into the game shortly thereafter. Seems like a bullet dodged for now.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
December 9, 2018, 4:10 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis went to the locker room on Sunday with a right hip injury and is questionable to return.
Davis got hurt after a collision with Blake Griffin. He's no stranger to the mid-game trip to the back, and we'll update you when he's returned to the game or ruled out either way. Julius Randle would get tons of work in a tough matchup with the Pistons if Davis can't return. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor may also be called upon.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
December 7, 2018, 11:11 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis played well in Friday's loss to the Grizzlies as he tallied 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks.
He was a nightmare for the Grizzlies on the defensive end but apparently was not scary enough as the Pelicans still ended up losing this one. Game result aside, AD's line, highlighted by his combined six steals and blocks, only serves to reinforce his being a contender for fantasy's top spot this season.
December 5, 2018, 11:54 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis dodged an injury scare in Wednesday's 132-106 beatdown of the Mavs, returning from an apparent ankle tweak to put up 27 points, four rebounds, a career-high nine assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and five blocks.
Davis ended up playing 34 minutes so we're expecting him to be fine going forward. He broke his previous career-high of eight dimes tonight (which he's done three times this season) and still found time to drop nine cash counters while hitting 10-of-20 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. We're starting to think that Davis might be alright at this.