Tanking season is upon us, so Dan Besbris does a breakdown of how the lottery odds system could dictate team lineups. Plus, Anthony Davis predictions, Luke Kornet notes, and some DFS congratulations long overdue. (02-18-19)…
February 18, 2019, 8:24 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
There are people within the Pelicans organization that feel Anthony Davis has played his last game with the franchise.
This is according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate who also reminds us that AD says he wants to continue playing. This is just a reminder that Anthony Davis can realistically be anywhere from the most valuable to the least valuable player in fantasy for the rest of the season. The Pelicans are also tied for the fewest games during the head-to-head playoffs.
Source: Scott Kushner on Twitter
February 17, 2019, 11:03 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis made an appearance in the All-Star game on Sunday, logged only four minutes.
Davis finished with five points in four minutes, all in the first half, while appearing disinterested in giving it his all. Now owners will have to wait and see if the Pelicans try to shut him down despite the NBA’s insistence that he’s on the court if he’s healthy.
February 17, 2019, 7:48 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis confirmed in a live TV interview that he’s playing in Sunday’s All-Star game.
Davis owns the All-Star record for most points and while he might not push himself too hard tonight, he might still be motivated to put on a show. Davis can cast plenty of shade at the Pelicans if he plays well, as it’s rumored to Pelicans want to shut him down after the All-Star break, and the NBA wants to keep their top players active.
February 17, 2019, 7:05 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (left shoulder contusion) is "good to play" for Sunday's All-Star game, according to Marc Stein.
The Pelicans probably don't like this as they don't want him on the court for regular games. If you're playing DFS for the All-Star game, count on Davis playing, and we respect your dedication to the game.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 17, 2019, 4:20 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (left shoulder contusion) will test out his shoulder during pre-game warmups to determine if he'll play in the All-Star game.
It seems that Davis will be a true game-time decision for the All-Star game, which is the epitome of his current situation with the Pelicans.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 16, 2019, 3:58 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (left shoulder contusion) said he is unsure if he will play in the All-Star game on Sunday.
Davis said the plan is to play, but we will have to wait and see if he's feeling okay. He's certainly not worried about saving himself for the second-half of the season.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 16, 2019, 12:22 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis said that the Celtics are on his list of preferred destinations.
Moreover, Davis added "they were never not on my list," though he also confirmed that the initial reports of his list including the Knicks, Lakers, Clippers and Bucks were true. Initially it had been said that the Celtics are not a preferred landing spot, and Davis' dad would rather his son play elsewhere. It sounds like everything is on the table now that his push to end up on the Lakers has failed, as Davis also said "all 29 teams" (sorry New Orleans) are on his list. Get ready for more updates on AD's thoughts as the season rolls on.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 15, 2019, 12:38 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have fired GM Dell Demps.
Since this news broke it's come out that Demps had been on thin ice in New Orleans for a while now, so it's not as though the Anthony Davis trade discussions — which certainly play a role here — were the root cause. It's more likely that the failure to surround Davis with enough talent that he'd want to stay, at least up until the last season and a half or so, was the bulk of the problem. The Pelicans want a new GM to take the helm and make the call on a final Davis trade, which will change the course of the franchise for years to come.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 15, 2019, 12:46 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a muscle contusion in his left shoulder after undergoing an MRI.
Davis' injury is reportedly "not too bad" but he didn't return to Thursday's game and the Pelicans might milk any chance they get to rest their star. His participation in Sunday's All-Star game is up in the air and he'll receive treatment over the next couple of days before determining if he can play. To add some fuel to the fire here, Davis reportedly left the building after he got hurt, which is likely to rub his teammates the wrong way considering they picked up a big win over a hot Thunder team. The saga will continue to unfold until the offseason.
Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter
February 14, 2019, 10:25 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with a 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block on Thursday against the Thunder.
Davis exited the game early and with how messy the entire Pelicans situation has been we wouldn't be surprised to hear him missing an extended amount of time to heal. The Pelicans have a capable big in Jahlil Okafor waiting and he's the guy you want to pick up if you think Davis is going to miss extra time. There's still no official word from the Pelicans but that should come soon so check back here for more clarity.
February 14, 2019, 9:19 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis will miss the rest of Thursday's game against the Thunder with a shoulder injury.
We're overdue for an Anthony Davis early exit, because… he hasn't been playing enough games to leave anyway. We don't have clarity on the severity, as the Pelicans just started the second half with Jahlil Okafor out there. Okafor is the big beneficiary with Davis out.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
February 12, 2019, 11:14 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis managed just three points on 1-of-9 shooting in a 118-88 blowout loss to the Magic on Tuesday, adding just six rebounds, though he did provide three rejections.
He played just 24 minutes, but that's partly because the game was out of hand early. And while it's nice to see him playing in each game since his return, it's a bit concerning to see a performance this terrible. We'll hope it's an aberration, and keep an eye on him Thursday.
February 12, 2019, 8:57 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has been fined $25,000 for his comments regarding Pelicans star Anthony Davis, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
AD listed Milwaukee as a preferred landing spot on his revised list of teams he would like to play for. This is what Lasry told to the Sporting News afterwards: "I saw that report, and I think it's great. IIt's a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you're winning and you're setting a standard for excellence, people see that, we hope it would be players like Anthony Davis." Lasry is the latest victim of the anti-tampering guidelines in recent years. The Lakers were fined $500,000 for showing "a prohibited expression of interest" in Paul George when he played for the Pacers. The team was also fined $50,000 when Magic Johnson publicly praised Giannis Antetokounmpo in June. In the meantime, Davis will finish the season with the Pelicans as we are all looking forward to another round of rumors and negotiations in the summer.
February 11, 2019, 2:55 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Coach Alvin Gentry said that Anthony Davis will play in both games this week.
The All-Star break begins on Thursday so it looks like AD will play in every game the Pels have this week. However, we don't know how much he's going to play. He played 34 minutes in his last game and scored 14 points to go along with 16 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Things just aren't right with Davis and the Pelicans but that can't be solved until the offseason so AD owners just have to hang in there and prepare for a bumpy ride.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter