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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pelicans Injury Update: Anthony Davis sprains wrist


By on 10/21/2014 08:28:00 AM

The NBA's brightest young star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, injured his right wrist in a preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Monday. Davis, who has missed 33 games through his first two seasons in the league, hurt his wrist after a botched alley-oop attempt.
Davis spoke on the injury after the game (from NOLA.com):
It's all good. I went up for a lob and came down on it. I'm fine. 
Monty Williams wouldn't let his up-and-coming superstar back in the game after the injury on Monday, much to Davis' dismay:
I kept him out. He wanted to get back in the game [Athletic trainer] Duane [Brooks] taped him up. To me, it's not worth it. He had already played 20 minutes. I played him a ton in the first half. I just didn't want to risk anything. He fell down and he felt like he twisted it or something like that. But I think he'll be fine. 
Davis' statistics ascended through his second season in the league from 13.5 to 20.8 points, and 8.2 to 10.0 rebounds per game.

In a tough Western Conference, Davis is going to have to perform like an MVP candidate just to get his team into playoff contention. With newly acquired center Omer Asik, Davis will no longer have the difficult task of guarding other centers throughout the league; And paired with Ryan Anderson as a stretch-four, Davis has two ideal complementary pieces based on his skill set.

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