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All-Star big man Anthony Davis created an awkward situation in New Orleans, openly requesting a trade, in the midst of his recovery from a hand injury. But no deals involving AD went down before the NBA trade deadline, meaning he remains a member of the Pelicans for the foreseeable future.
Because of that, Pelicans fans and fantasy owners alike are set to be somewhat disappointed with Davis for the rest of the regular season.
Here’s what to expect with Anthony Davis’ usage the rest of way with Pelicans: Fewer, if any, back-to-backs and a reduction in minutes from his 37 per game.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
Davis hasn't played since Jan. 18, 2018 and missed a total of nine games so far. The Pelicans did everything they could to keep their prized asset in tact holding him out of the last two games while they sifted through trade offers from opposing teams.
maybe the best part about the nba is barkley can joke with lebron about trading the whole bench for anthony davis and everyone laughs. and it ain't like bron is a big fan of chuck's.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 8, 2019
ESPN story on Pelicans deciding to incorporate Anthony Davis back into lineup for rest of season. https://t.co/TF1JakquBC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
Davis is currently averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.7 steals in 37.6 minutes per game this season. All of those averages will almost definitely decrease if this report is true. Bit but if AD has any sense of pride, he'll continue to dominate and leave a lasting impression on the NOLA faithful.
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