Anthony Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Davis begins multi-month process to return to court "His season officially ended March 20, but Anthony Davis was spotted regularly during the New Orleans Pelicans’ final few road trips, discussing basketball with some of his less experienced teammates and providing moral support during games. At first, the three-time All-Star was forced to get..." April 15

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis battles boredom following knee surgery

    ESPN "Anthony Davis' season has been over for more than week, but he is now facing one of his biggest challenges yet: boredom. "Nothing. Just bored," Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans star, told ESPN on Wednesday when asked how he's filling his days away from basketball. "It's hard to find stuff to do...." March 31

  • Davis undergoes surgery on knee, won't have procedure on shoulder

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday, when it was also determined he won't require surgery to repair a partially torn left labrum. The latter development comes as a surprise, given that Davis said Monday he's been playing with a torn..." March 25

  • Dwyane Wade's advice to Anthony Davis: 'Just take your time before coming back'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade had a similar injury setback like Anthony Davis is experience now in facing multiple surgeries on his left shoulder and left knee. Wade played with an injured shoulder and had a knee issue in 2006-07, the season after he led the Heat to an NBA championship. Wade..." March 22

  • Anthony Davis to undergo surgeries on knee and shoulder, Olympics in doubt

    The Score "Anthony Davis will undergo surgery on both his left knee and left shoulder, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Sunday after shutting him down for the rest of the season due to the injuries earlier in the day. Davis has a torn left labrum, something Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry had hinted at..." March 21

  • NBA Pelicans’ Anthony Davis out 4–5 months, will miss Olympics

    SI "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has ruled himself out of the 2016 Rio Olympics due to an estimated four to five month recover time after he undergoes surgery to repair injuries to his knee and shoulder, reports Justin Verrier of ESPN. Davis revealed that he sustained a torn labrum in..." March 21

  • Pelicans shut down Anthony Davis for season

    SI "With the injuries piling up for the New Orleans Pelicans and just 14 games remaining for a team well out of playoff position, star forward Anthony Davis will have to wait until next season until he is back on the court, reports Justin Verrier of ESPN. Davis has been dealing with an injured..." March 20

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    Anthony Davis (left knee) is OUT for tomorrow's game against @LAClippers...Norris Cole (lower back) remains QUESTIONABLE.

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    Brett Dawson @BDawsonWrites

    Unsurprisingly, the Pelicans list Anthony Davis as out tomorrow. Alexis Ajinca too. Norris Cole questionable.

  • Anthony Davis suffers left knee injury in loss to Blazers

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis did not come out of the tunnel after halftime Friday night, having suffered an unspecified left knee injury in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers. Davis racked up 19 points in just 14 minutes before the injury knocked him out of..." March 19

  • Alvin Gentry not ruling out possibility Anthony Davis could be shut down for rest of season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It hasn't been ruled out as a possibility that the New Orleans Pelicans may consider shutting down Anthony Davis for the rest of the season after he injured his left knee on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Coach Alvin Gentry revealed for the first time on Saturday that Davis..." March 19

  • Extra max money at stake for Pelicans' Davis

    ESPN "A spot on one of the three end-of-season All-NBA teams stands between Anthony Davis and an extra $24 million on the maximum extension he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans last offseason. Davis said Friday that the decision is largely out of his hands. But he's also well aware of what's at..." March 18

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Gentry on Anthony Davis. ""He's fine, he's fine."

  • Anthony Davis will not play vs. Timberwolves following pregame injury

    The Score "All-Star forward Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans has been ruled out Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after injuring his right foot during pregame warmups." February 27

  • What the NBA learned from Anthony Davis' 59-point performance

    Yahoo! Sports "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is forever trying to understand the responsibilities of his role. As the $145 million man – the superstar sent from the future – Davis is desperate to learn the lessons of leadership. What Davis dropped on the Detroit Pistons on Sunday in Auburn Hills –..." February 22

  • Anthony Davis will not return due to concussion " Late in the third of Monday's game, Anthony Davis was ruled out due to a concussion. He was inadvertently elbowed in the left side of his head by Tyreke Evans in the second quarter, as the two Pelicans players tried to grab a rebound. " January 25

  • Anthony Davis could lose $23 million if not selected to an All-NBA team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis could lose $23 million if he is not selected on either the All-NBA first, second or third teams or doesn't win the league's MVP award, which are picked by sports writers and broadcasters that cover the NBA. One of the stipulations in the five-year, $145 million extension that..." January 24

  • Does Anthony Davis deserve to be a starter in the NBA All-Star Game?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The starters for next month's NBA All-Star Game will be announced Thursday on the NBA Tip-off show on TNT. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, though, appears to be a longshot to earn a starting spot for the second consecutive year. During last week's fan balloting update, Davis was still..." January 20

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis officially on inactive list with iQuincy Pondexter

  • Anthony Davis continues to undergo treatment for painful bruise on lower back

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis did not participate in a light practice on Saturday before the team departed for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Davis injured his lower back early in the first quarter on Friday night against the Indiana..." January 10

  • Anthony Davis day-to-day with bruised back

    ESPN "Pelicans forward Anthony Davis bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans' 91-86 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. X-rays were negative, and he is day-to-day. Davis dived into the stands on the defensive end early in the first quarter while pursuing a rebound..." January 09

  • Pelicans' clock is ticking already on keeping Anthony Davis in 2020

    Sporting News "On a bright autumn afternoon, Dell Demps was sitting in a conference room attached to the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice floor. It’s not technically his office, the team’s general manager said, “But it’s basically where I do everything anyway.” We were discussing the state of the franchise in..." January 07

  • Anthony Davis following New Orleans Pelicans' loss: 'We just don't play hard all the time'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The theme coming from the New Orleans Pelicans' locker room following a 104-89 loss to the Orlando Magic was one of frustration. It was frustration in many forms - frustration of lack of effort, frustration of not being able to play well on the road and frustration of not being able to find..." December 29

  • Anthony Davis and the Pelicans are experiencing growing pains

    ESPN "Chris Bosh remembers what it was like: the early burden as a high lottery pick, the expectations to lead a franchise to prosperity, the lucrative contract extension, unexpected coaching changes and frustrating injuries that conspired to stymie hope and progress. Yes, Bosh easily concedes that..." December 24

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis lands new endorsement deal with H&R Block

    USA Today "New Orleans Pelicans forward-center Anthony Davis entered the NBA naïve of his new tax responsibility. All of a sudden he had a complicated tax situation. He was a new millionaire, had multiple streams of income, was taxed in multiple states and cities for his work in those locations and had..." December 21

  • Anthony Davis: We Need To Stop Playing Selfish Basketball

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans continue to struggle to start the season, losing on Tuesday to the Memphis Grizzlies despite the return of Tyreke Evans. "We have to play together, harder and tougher," said Anthony Davis. "We are just trying to find a way to win. Whatever we have to do to win. We need..." December 02

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    Medical staff is now evaluating @PelicansNBA Anthony Davis' knee after he's carried off the court in LA. That's initial concern #NOLA

  • Anthony Davis suffers knee injury after Chris Paul collides into him

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis had to be carried off the court after a collison with Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the third quarter of their game Friday night at the Staples Center. Davis did not return to play after he was taken to the locker room to be treated. The Pelicans were assessed three..." November 28

  • Anthony Davis to return for Pelicans vs. Spurs

    The Score "The New Orleans Pelicans have a big-time reinforcement on the way as they try to get into the win column for just the second time this season. Anthony Davis, who suffered a shoulder injury Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets and sat out Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be..." November 20

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis hurts left shoulder, out for game vs. Nuggets

    CBS Sports "Already without Omer Asik and Kendrick Perkins, the New Orleans Pelicans grew even thinner in the frontcourt Tuesday night. Anthony Davis left in the first half of the Pelicans' matchup against the Denver Nuggets after injuring his left shoulder. Davis appeared to get injured while setting a..." November 18

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    Coach Alvin Gentry tells me @PelicansNBA #AnthonyDavis will play today vs #Knicks

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    Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner

    Anthony Davis to miss his second consecutive game for #Pelicans.

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    FantasyAgents @Fantasy_Agents

    Anthony Davis WONT play tonight #NBA

  • Anthony Davis sat out second half with a bruised hip, day-to-day

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans snapped their six-game losing streak to start the season Tuesday night, but it may have come at a price with Anthony Davis sitting out the entire second half with a bruised hip. The Pelicans still beat Dallas convincingly despite Davis' second half absence, but as nice as..." November 11

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Anthony Davis (right hip contusion) is out for the rest of the game.

  • Almost every NBA GM would now rather build a team with Anthony Davis than LeBron James

    SB Nation "The 2015-16 NBA general manager survey at is here, and it reveals that 86.2 percent of GMs would start a franchise with Anthony Davis, a significant shift from the last few years when LeBron James dominated that category. James and Kevin Durant both got 6.9 percent of the vote to finish..." October 20

  • NBA GMs would pick Anthony Davis over LeBron James

    Arizona Republic "The NBA released its annual general managers survey, and for the second time since he came into the league, LeBron James wasn't voted as the cornerstone of the ideal NBA franchise. The NBA general managers said that if they could build a team around any one player, that player would Anthony..." October 20

  • NBA awards odds: LeBron James, Anthony Davis head MVP list

    CBS Sports "It's almost time for the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, which means it's time to start predicting who will win awards and be the scoring, rebounding, and assist leaders in the league. Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry won last season's MVP -- much to the dismay of Houston Rockets'..." October 14

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis has left ankle sprain listed as probable. Alonzo Gee will not play because of personal reasons. Quincy Pondexter (knee) out.

  • Anthony Davis Bought A Pet Monkey After Inking His $145 Million Contract Extension

    Uproxx "You’re 22-years-old. You’re 6’11 and rapidly approaching 260 pounds. You’re already the best young player in basketball, and on the cusp of greatness that only a select few have ever reached. Oh, and ink is still drying on your contract extension, which happens to be most lucrative deal in NBA..." September 22

  • Anthony Davis, seeking greatness with the Pelicans like he found at Kentucky

    The Advocate "Anthony Davis hadn’t played. They called him a coach, but he did precious little coaching, either. And so, not an hour removed from sitting on the bench for a charity basketball game between former Kentucky and North Carolina players, the Pelicans forward settled into the back of a Ford..." September 20

  • Shaquille O'Neal advises his 15-year-old son, Shareef, to learn from watching Anthony Davis

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Like any father, former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal only want what's best for his 15-year-old son, Shareef, an emerging high school player from Los Angeles. Instead of pushing him to pattern his game after him, O'Neal said he's told his son to learn the game by watching power forward..." September 20

  • Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis didn't jeopardize quickness with recent weight gain

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis' speed and quickness have been two of his biggest assets on the offensive end since he entered the league. It was out of necessity sometimes since his 220-pound rookie frame wasn't ready to get pushed around in the post. But now, Davis is up..." September 04

  • Anthony Davis is adding muscle, becoming even more terrifying

    SB Nation "Read this and despair, NBA centers. Anthony Davis is up to 253 pounds after spending the summer bulking up, according to the Pelicans. Davis came into the league as a can't-miss prospect. The only question mark surrounding his potential was whether he would be strong enough to handle bigger..." August 28

  • Measuring Anthony Davis against Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in year three

    The Bird Writes "Anthony Davis came into this league with sky high expectations. Some said that Davis was the best prospect since LeBron James in 2003. Instead of comparing AD to James I have used Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Duncan and Garnett, the two greatest power forwards of their generation (and possibly..." August 26

  • Anthony Davis says he turned down an invite to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis‘ star has justifiably been rising over the past year. He’s one of the cover athletes for the upcoming NBA 2K16 and he just signed a five-year, $143 million extension with the Pelicans. Recently, he had an opportunity to cross over even further into mainstream America’s consciousness,..." July 26

  • Anthony Davis owns a tiny pet monkey

    Fox Sports "What does a man with $145 million buy? If you are 22-year-old New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, a pet monkey. About a month ago, Davis posted a photo of this little guy on his Instagram without explanation." July 13

  • Alvin Gentry wants Anthony Davis making 300 corner 3s per day

    CBS Sports "New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry has big plans. He's working with 22-year-old superstar Anthony Davis, and he wants Davis to become even more dangerous offensively. That means extending his range to beyond the 3-point arc, Gentry told The Advocate: Steve from Marrero: What..." July 08

  • Anthony Davis stuck with Pelicans because of love for New Orleans, agent says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On the day after agreeing to a five-year, $145 million extension with the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this week, Anthony Davis didn't celebrate. He was back in the gym working the next morning on his post moves and shooting with Pelicans assistants Darren Erman and Kevin Hanson in Los..." July 04

  • Anthony Davis verbally agrees to Pelicans' five-year, $145 million extension

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It took only a minute into the start of free agency on Tuesday night for star forward Anthony Davis to verbally agree to the New Orleans Pelicans' five-year, $145 million extension offer. Shortly after agreeing to the extension, Davis took to social media and tweeted, ''NOLA, I am here to stay!..." July 01

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