News: Despite having to deal with numerous minor injuries, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis turned in a very productive rookie campaign. Davis appeared in 64 games for New Orleans, but had his season prematurely ended after spraining his left MCL. He also admitted that he was starting to wear down toward the end of the year. "It wears down your body a lot," Davis told the Times-Picayune. "You've got to take care of your body. There is a lot of wear and tear, over 82 games, especially at my position. My biggest focus is wanting to get stronger."
Analysis: Davis said he plans to add around 10-20 pounds off muscle in the offseason which would allow him to average more than the 28.8 minutes per game did he this year. Davis averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game as a rookie on 51 percent shooting from the field. He notched 20-double-doubles -- second most of the team -- including posting 21 games of 10 or more rebounds and 10 games of 20 or more points. Davis has already established himself as a solid Fantasy option, but his tremendous upside makes him an all-the-more intriguing option. Fantasy owners should plan on targeting the 19-year-old in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis has dealt with a handful of injuries through his rookie season, and his most recent one will bring his season to and end. Davis injured his knee Wednesday against the Kings, and an MRI revealed a strained MCL and bone bruise that will cost him the final three games of the season. Fortunately, no further structural damage was found in the knee, and he is expected to be fine in time for offseason training.
Analysis: Davis has enjoyed a solid rookie season, but he will end up missing 18 games due to injury. Fortunately, his injuries have mostly been unrelated, so it does not seem like they will be something to worry about next season. Davis averaged 13.5, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game as a rookie, despite being on a relatively short leash that kept him to 28.8 minutes per game. Last season's No. 1 pick will have a full offseason to train and add bulk, so expect him to be able to play a bigger role next season. Davis is already a solid Fantasy option, and he should be worth targeting beginning in the fifth round in most Fantasy formats next season.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Kings in the fourth quarter, after suffering an apparently left knee injury. He had to be helped to the locker room after suffering the injury in a collision with Marcus Thornton. Reports out of the locker room indicate that he was initially diagnosed with a sprained knee, though he will likely undergo further testing Thursday with the team on an off day. David finished the game with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes prior to the injury. After the game, coach Monty Williams told reporters that Davis will likely have an MRI Thursday, but that the injury does not seem too serious. I think hes OK," Williams said. "I dont want to jump the gun. I didn't see the play yet, but he said Marcus (Thortnon) landed on his knee. He said hes a little sore."
Analysis: Davis looked to be in a lot of pain when he initially went down, but the initial diagnosis is as positive as you could hope. Davis has been somewhat injury-prone as a rookie, but a lot of the injuries have just been bad luck. We will keep an eye on his status moving forward, though it would not be a surprise to see Davis take the final three games of the season off even if the injury does not prove serious. Davis is averaging 13.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game on the season, and emerged as a solid Fantasy option in all formats as a rookie. He should be a worth an early-to-mid round selection on Draft Day next season.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis was dealing with a stomach issue but was able to play Wednesday night against the Celtics. He saw 28 minutes in the game and ended up playing the hero as his tip-in with seconds left lifted the Hornets to a one-point win. Davis scored nine points with eight rebounds and two blocks. He was 4 for 7 from the field in the game.
Analysis: The 20-year-old Davis should be fine going forward and continues to post solid production. In fact, he's picking up the pace lately as his rookie season moves along. Davis entered Wednesday having averaged 16.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game over his previous five. He can be active in just about all Fantasy leagues.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis enjoyed another solid performance as he picked up his 14th double-double of the season in Sunday's contest against the Trail Blazers. Davis went 8 of 14 shooting from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line as he finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 98-96 victory. He also chipped in with an assist, a steal and a blocked shot while logging 33 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis seems to have put his shoulder issues behind him as he has doubled up in three of the last four games, averaging 17.0 points and 12.3 boards on 51.0 percent shooting from the field over that span. Davis will play three times in Week 20 (March 11-17), all of them on the road. He is averaging 12.0 points and 7.6 rebounds on 48.0 percent shooting from the field away from New Orleans Arena this season, which is slightly below his seasonal numbers. Fantasy owners should continue to keep him active in all formats moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis was able to get back on the court for Monday's contest against the Magic. Davis, who had missed New Orleans' last two games while dealing with a sprained left shoulder, posted his 11th double-double of the year in the 105-102 defeat. He finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds on 6 of 13 shooting from the field, and also added four blocks to his stat line, while logging 39 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis said he didn't really feel much pain in his shoulder when he was on the court, but admitted that he was full of adrenaline. Still, the fact that he was able to get back on the floor and was able to play so well is a great sign for Fantasy owners moving forward. While Davis has been a bit inconsistent of late, he entered Monday's tilt averaging a very impressive 12.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on the year. Now that Davis is healthy, owners should feel free to get him active in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis (shoulder) is scheduled to return to action for Monday's game against Orlando, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Davis missed the past two games with a sprained left shoulder and was limited to the non-contact portion of practice Sunday. "No minute restriction that I've heard. That could change this evening. But nothing that I've heard so far," coach Monty Williams said.
Analysis: After a successful first two months to his NBA career, Davis has stumbled since the beginning of the calendar year and is averaging just 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game since then. He posted four double-doubles last month, but still showed signs of inconsistency as he was held to eight points or less in five outings. Davis has plenty of potential when healthy and should remain active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis was forced to miss Fridays game against the Pistons, his second in a row, due to a sprained left shoulder. Coach Monty Williams told reports that Davis has a bruise on his shoulder, but remains listed as day to day. "Its just part of bone bruise that he could wake up tomorrow and feel a lot better and thats what we are wishing for, Williams said.
Analysis: Davis has dealt with a couple of nagging injuries this year, though they have all been unrelated to one another. He remains pretty consistent when healthy, as he averaged 11.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game in the month of February. When healthy, Davis is a solid starting Fantasy option in most formats.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Hornets rookie center Anthony Davis remains day to day with his shoulder sprain, and his status will be re-evaluated on Friday prior to the game against the Pistons. Davis did not accompany the Hornets to Oklahoma City on Wednesday following Tuesday night's loss to the Nets, and it's likely he remained in New Orleans to undergo further evaluation, possibly including an MRI. Davis sprained his shoulder with just over four minutes to go in the third quarter, when Nets center Brook Lopez blocked a Davis shot attempt in the lane and the rookie was smashed between Lopez and another Brooklyn defender.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Davis' status prior to Friday's game, and hopefully he will return against the Pistons. When healthy and active, Davis is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues.
News: Hornets rookie center Anthony Davis did not make the trip to the Oklahoma City for Wednesday night's game against the Thunder because he is out with a sprained left shoulder suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Nets. Davis injured his left shoulder with just over four minutes remaining in the third quarter after colliding into Nets center Brook Lopez. Coach Monty Williams said the swelling in Davis' sprained left shoulder would be key in when he's able to return. "Just talking to our trainers, optimistically he's probably day-to-day. We'll re-evaluate him when we get home tonight or tomorrow and see how he feels," Williams said
Analysis: Fantasy owners should keep Davis reserved in all leagues Wednesday and hopefully he will return soon. The Hornets play against Detroit at home on Friday, and we hope to hear Davis will play in that game. When healthy and active, Davis is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Hornets rookie center Anthony Davis, who came into Tuesdays game averaging 16.5 points and 10 rebounds in the last four games, did not return after appearing to injure his left shoulder when his arm stretched back awkwardly after his shot was blocked by Brooklyn's Brook Lopez. Davis was not made available after the game, but Hornets officials said he could have went back in the game but coach Monty Williams chose not to as a precaution. Davis finished with six points and grabbed four rebounds. His status for Wednesday at Oklahoma City is unknown.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Davis' status prior to facing the Thunder. If he's able to play then consider him a must-start Fantasy option in the majority of leagues, and hopefully he doesn't have an issue with his shoulder moving forward.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis was forced to leave Tuesday's contest against Nets after injuring his left shoulder near the end of the third quarter. Davis collided with Brook Lopez under the rim and Davis was grimacing and holding his left shoulder as he attempted to run down the court. He was eventually taken out a few minutes later and did not return to the game. Davis finished with six points, four rebounds and two blocks prior to leaving the contest.
Analysis: Davis was seen sitting on the bench with his left shoulder wrapped in an ice pack, but the team did not offer any type of update on his status after the game. He likely will be re-evaluated sometime Wednesday, so owners will have to keep an eye out for the latest details regarding his status moving forward. This is the second time in the last three games Davis has left a game due to an injury as he left New Orleans' loss to the Mavericks last Friday night after spraining his left knee. The rookie has been on a nice little run of late as he entered Tuesday's tilt averaging 15.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and one block over his previous five games. Davis can be considered a solid start in all formats when healthy.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis, who sprained his right knee his last time out, bounced back with a solid performance Sunday night against the Kings. Davis nearly picked up a double-double as he went 9 of 14 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and an assist while logging 28 minutes of game action in a 110-95 victory.
Analysis: Davis appeared to be fine Sunday night for the Hornets as he has logged 25 minutes of game action in four of the last five games. The Unibrow has been solid as a rookie, putting up 12.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 steals this season. He seems to have moved past his knee injury and should be viewed as a solid starting option in most Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis, who sprained his right knee Friday against Dallas, practiced in full on Saturday and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Kings, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Hes fine,'' head coach Monty Williams said. "He had a setback last night, but he seems to be OK. I suspect hell be OK tomorrow.
Analysis: Davis should be fine moving forward but the Hornets are deep enough that they can afford to rest him a bit to make sure. Still, he should be active Sunday against the Kings. Davis has been solid as a rookie, putting up 12.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 steals in just 27.9 minutes per game on the season. He remains a solid starting option in most Fantasy formats, when healthy.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis played just 23 minutes Friday against the Mavericks, as he was forced to leave the game in the second half with a right knee injury. He told reporters after the game that he sprained the knee, but does not consider it serious. I was prepared to play if they needed me, he said. It's fine." Davis struggled a bit in the game, shooting 4 of 12 from the field, however he still had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season.
Analysis: The Hornets have the depth in the front court to ride out a minor injury to Davis, so they saw no reason to risk any further issues. He has dealt with a couple of lingering injuries this season, but it does not sound like this will be a problem moving forward. Davis has been solid as a rookie, putting up 12.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 steals in just 27.9 minutes per game on the season. He remains a solid starting option in most Fantasy formats, when healthy. We will keep an eye on his status moving forward.
News: New Orleans big man Anthony Davis opened the second half of his rookie season Tuesday with a double-double against Chicago. Davis put together a nice performance against the Bulls as he played 33 minutes and scored 15 points with 10 rebounds. He went 6 of 13 from the field and added three assists, four steals and a block. Davis also had two big impressive dunks during the game.
Analysis: Davis finished the first half of the season with 21 points and 11 boards against Portland and he started the second half in similar fashion. Primed to have a huge second part of his rookie year, Davis should be active across the board in Fantasy formats.
News: After scoring a combined 19 points over the previous four contests, New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis got back on track in a big way Wednesday against Portland. He led the Hornets with 21 points and hauled 11 rebounds in the 99-63 win. He went 10 for 17 from the field and made 1 of 2 free throws while playing 28 minutes. Davis also chipped in with three assists, two blocks and a steal in the victory. "I just decided to be aggressive," Davis told The Times-Picayune. "Coach Monty (Williams) and some of the guys on the team just talked to me about staying aggressive and how to handle all this when you're struggling."
Analysis: Davis continues to have an up-and-down rookie campaign but has shown a lot to like in his first season in the NBA. His offensive game should only continue to progress and his ability to rebound and post defensive stats make him very appealing in Fantasy. While his long-term value is clearly higher at this point, Davis remains a viable option in deeper formats heading into the All-Star break.
News: Hornets power forward Anthony Davis had a tough time putting the ball in the basket again on Sunday night against the Raptors. He scored just two points and hauled in six rebounds in the 102-89 loss. He went 1 for 6 from the field while playing 20 minutes. Davis also posted two blocks, a steal and an assist in the defeat. "AD just didn't have it for whatever reason," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. "Guys are coming after him and he's got to accept the challenge."
Analysis: Davis has gone through the ups and downs that most rookies endure but has struggled to score of late. He is averaging 9.8 points with 5.6 rebounds, two blocks and 1.2 steals in the previous five games on 43 percent shooting. The 19-year-old should get back on track sooner rather than later so keep an eye on his progress. Davis remains a viable option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis was limited in his performance on Wednesday during a win over the Suns. Davis played just 20 minutes in the game as he scored eight points. He was 4 for 7 from the field and grabbed just one rebound with three blocked shots. Davis added a steal.
Analysis: Davis rarely sees over 30 minutes but is averaging around 25 minutes per game over his last five contests. Wednesday was his lowest scoring total over that stretch. Davis is going to have his good games and bad as a rookie, but he's done enough rebounding and blocking shots to remain active in most Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets power forward Anthony Davis had another efficient night from the floor on Wednesday against the Jazz. He scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the 104-99 loss. Davis also posted seven rebounds, two blocks and an assist while playing 22 minutes.
Analysis: Davis has not been doing a ton of rebounding of late but continues to show his upside in Fantasy. He is averaging 12.2 points with six rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks in the previous five contests. Davis is also shooting close to 62 percent during that span. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft definitely has a future in Fantasy and should remain active in most formats at this point.
News: Hornets power forward Anthony Davis turned in a solid performance as he came close to picking up a double-double Sunday against the Grizzlies. Davis went 5 of 7 shooting from the field as he finished with 10 points and six rebounds in a 91-83 victory. He also chipped in with two blocked shots, two steals and an assist while logging 24 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis has gotten back to double figures in each of the last two games, but has not been able to snag rebounds at a high rate. The 19-year-old rookie has been held to single-digit rebounds in each of his last four games and has only doubled up twice in January. He is averaging 12.0 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last five games and should be viewed as a solid option in most Fantasy formats heading into Week 14 (Jan. 28-Feb. 3).
News: After leaving the previous contest due to a sprained left ankle, Hornets power forward Anthony Davis remained in the lineup Wednesday against the Spurs. He scored nine points and hauled in seven rebounds in the 106-102 loss. He went 3 for 7 from the field and made 3 of 4 free throws while playing 31 minutes. Davis also posted two assists, a steal and a block in the defeat.
Analysis: Davis failed to score in double figures for the first time in five games on Wednesday but continued to do a solid job of filling up the stat sheet. He is averaging 12 points with 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 steals in the previous five contests while shooting 67 percent during that stretch. The 19-year-old still holds a ton of upside in Fantasy and is productive enough to remain active in most formats at this point.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis participated in shootaround Wednesday and will play against the Spurs, according to The Times-Picayune. "Yeah, I'm playing; no doubt," Davis said. "It's fine. I'll just put some extra tape on it. It didn't (swell). And that's the good thing about it. It was a surprise with the way it hurt. I'll be fine and be ready to go tonight." Davis sat out the second half Monday vs. Sacramento after hurting his left ankle. "He'll play tonight," coach Monty Williams said. "He looked pretty good (Tuesday) and had no ill-effects this morning. It looks like he'll be a go tonight."
Analysis: Davis practiced Tuesday and went through shootaround Wednesday, so his latest setback with his ankle won't keep him sidelined. Davis has scored in double figures in five straight games, but his scoring is still down in January. He is averaging a season-low 10.6 points per game this month. Yet, Davis remains a viable play in all formats because of his potential and his ability to contribute decent numbers on the defensive end as well.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, but remains questionable for Wednesday's game at San Antonio, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Davis, who sat out the second half of Monday's contest against Sacramento after injuring his left ankle, will be re-evaluated Wednesday morning. "He just practiced," coach Monty Williams said. "We certainly didnt have a training camp practice. Well see how he is [Wednesday] morning after going through some work today."
Analysis: Davis sported a brace during practice Tuesday as he attempts to move past his third ankle injury during his rookie campaign. A stress fracture in the same ankle forced Davis to miss 11 games earlier in the season. "You can't stop injuries, they happen," he said after Monday's game. "I just got to find a way to overcome it." Davis, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, is averaging 13.2 points and 8 rebounds per game this season. If active Wednesday, he should be utilized in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis left Monday's game against Sacramento at the end of second quarter with a sprained left ankle and was unable to return, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. It's the third time this season Davis has been hampered by an ankle injury as he also missed time in November and December with a stress reaction. He finished with 11 points and six rebounds in 15 minutes before departing. After the game, he said he was "pretty sure" he would be able to play Wednesday at San Antonio. "It's good," Davis said. "I came down on a ref's foot and rolled it."
Analysis: Davis was forced to miss 11 straight games during his previous ankle setback, but it's unclear if he will be sidelined that long again. The top overall pick in last year's NBA draft has slowed down this month and entered Monday's game averaging just 10.6 points per game while recording just two double-doubles. The Hornets will be overly cautious with his health, leaving his status for Wednesday still questionable. If active, he should be utilized in deeper Fantasy formats as he is still connecting on 56.6 percent of his field-goal attempts.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis saw his playing time cut short again during Tuesday's contest at Philadelphia. Davis still nearly picked up a double-double, as he scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards in a 111-99 victory. He went 4 of 6 shooting from the field and converted 2 of 3 shots from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with two assists, two steals and two blocked shots while logging just 21 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis has seen his minutes go down significantly since the start of January. After averaging 33.9 minutes per game in December, the 19-year-old has logged 30-plus minutes just two times while averaging 24.6 minutes in January. He has managed to score in double figures in each of the last two games but is averaging just 9.5 points per game, nearly four points less than his 13-point per game average this season. The rookie is still blocking shots at a solid rate and should still be viewed as a decent option in most Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis played well on Sunday but the Hornets lost at New York. Davis scored 13 points in the game over 33 minutes as he was 6 of 13 from the field. He displayed a really soft corner jumper at times in the game and grabbed eight rebounds to go with his 13 points. Davis chipped in with a steal and a block and also dished out two assists.
Analysis: Davis has scored in double figures just twice out of his last five games and that will happen as he learns how to score consistently in the NBA. That said, he's blocking shots and rebounding consistently and the rookie can be active in most Fantasy leagues.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis had a solid performance in a win over the Spurs on Monday night. The rookie scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the game over 26 minutes. He was 8 for 13 from the field and added three steals and a blocked shot for the Hornets.
Analysis: Davis had not scored in double figures in each of his previous four games and is still averaging just 9.2 PPG over his last five. That said, he's bringing home 8.0 rebounds per game over that span with 1.8 blocks. The scoring consistency will come, but Davis already belongs active in most Fantasy formats.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis failed to score in double figures for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Hawks. He finished with nine points but hauled in 13 rebounds -- including four on the offensive glass -- in the 95-86 loss. He went 4 for 9 from the floor and made just 1 of 4 free throws while playing 36 minutes. Davis also blocked four shots in the defeat.
Analysis: Davis has picked up his rebounding of late but his scoring has fallen off a bit. He is averaging 12.8 points with 10.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in the last five games while shooting 44 percent over that span. The No. 1 overall pick will become a dangerous option in Fantasy once he figures out how to score on a consistent basis and remains a solid option in all formats at this point.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis posted his third double-double of December on Wednesday night against the Magic. He scored 12 points and hauled in 11 rebounds in the 97-94 win. He went 6 for 14 from the field while playing 33 minutes. Davis also posted two blocks, two steals and two assists in the victory.
Analysis: Davis has had a productive rookie campaign thus far and should be putting up a double-double on a nightly basis before long. He is averaging 14.2 points with 10.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in the previous five contests. The No. 1 overall pick has a ton of upside in Fantasy and should remain active in all formats based on his production thus far.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game at Golden State, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Davis played off the bench in the previous four games since returning from a left ankle injury.
Analysis: Davis continues to play at a high level since returning to action. He's not an elite Fantasy option yet but you can see it bubbling just before the surface. Fantasy owners can have him active in all leagues and formats right now.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis (ankle) made his long-awaited return to the lineup Tuesday against Washington. Davis, who missed the past 11 games with a stress reaction in his left ankle, came off the bench for 25 minutes, as expected. Coach Monty Williams is easing him back in action and Davis scored 13 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in the game. He went 5 of 10 from the field and added three steals as he contributed solid production in his first game since Nov. 17.
Analysis: The Hornets were certainly ecstatic to have Davis back in action, despite dropping the game to the Wizards. He will especially help on the defensive side as New Orleans has been giving up a lot of points recently without him. Davis is averaging 2.2 blocks per game, along with 16.0 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds a night. Back in action, Davis can be return to being active in a large contingent of Fantasy formats.
News: With the team fading in the midst of a three-game losing streak, Hornets coach Monty Williams said he expects injured center Anthony Davis to return to the lineup at some point this week, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Davis has missed 11 consecutive games due to a stress reaction in his left ankle, but was cleared for contact and participated in practice Monday. The top overall pick in last June's draft has not played since Nov. 17 when he sprained his left ankle, yet he remains the team's leading rebounder with 8.3 boards per game. "He practiced a little bit but again (we) have to wait until tonight or [Tuesday[ to see how he feels," Williams said.
Analysis: Finally, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel regarding Davis' injury status. While Williams did not indicate if Davis would be available for Tuesday's game against Washington, it's an encouraging sign that his return is possible. The Hornets travel to Oklahoma City on Wednesday before returning home to face Minnesota on Friday. They close out Fantasy Week 7 (Dec. 10-16) at Portland on Sunday, so there are plenty of opportunities for Davis to return in the upcoming period. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status as the rookie is worth activating in deeper formats while he regains his footing.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis continues to make progress in his return from a sprained ankle, however he has yet to be cleared for full-contact practices. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Thursday that Hornets coach Monty Williams is considering bringing Davis off the bench upon his return, at least initially. Davis started the first six games of his career, however has not played since Nov. 17.
Analysis: When he has been healthy, Davis has lived up to all of the hype as the top pick in the draft, averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in just 28.3 minutes. Unfortunately, he has already missed 11 games this season, and will likely miss a few more before he is able to return. Hopefully he can get back to a full-time role fairly quickly, as Fantasy owners were already considered Davis a high-end option. At this point, continue to stash him in all formats.
News: Hornets coach Monty Williams said Sunday that center Anthony Davis (ankle) will likely be sidelined for another week, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Davis has already missed the past seven games with a stress reaction in his left ankle and has not played since Nov. 17 at Milwaukee. "If I have to guess, I think hes a week away from us thinking about him ramping up his conditioning; let alone playing," Williams said. "So I just think it's still far off." The good news for Davis was that he did shed his walking boot.
Analysis: Davis has been unable to practice since suffering the injury and was sporting a protective boot on his foot last Saturday while watching last Saturday's game. Williams said Davis was expected to undergo more tests on his ankle last week, so it appears he will not return for Fantasy Week 6 (Dec. 3-9). The top overall pick in last June's NBA draft has played in just six games for the Hornets, but remains the team's leading scorer at 16.0 points per game. His injury woes have stunted his early progression in the NBA, yet he still possesses solid upside and should be reserved in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis has still yet to begin running or shooting in his recovery from an ankle injury, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Davis is progressing and has already missed five games. He was expected to miss as much as two weeks with a stress reaction in his ankle.
Analysis: Davis kept straining his ankle and an MRI finally revealed the stress reaction. Davis will continue to rehab and is getting closer to a return. He is averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in just 28.3 minutes, so Fantasy owners are just waiting for him to get back on the floor. When active, Davis is already a high-end Fantasy option in all formats, so continue stashing him while he rests up.
News: Hornets forward Anthony Davis underwent an MRI in recent days that revealed a stress reaction in his left ankle that could keep him off the floor for the next two weeks. Davis has suffered three sprains in the ankle since the summer, and has already missed three games in a row and five on the season. The Hornets are going to be careful with Davis, the No. 1 pick in last summers draft. "The fact I sprained my ankle three times in that one week, that was odd," Davis told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "So they found that inside my foot. And you know the whole Grant Hill story, so they wanted to be very cautious with the way I handled things."
Analysis: Davis told reporters Sunday that he expects to be back by early December, which means he will likely miss at least one week of action. He has been everything the Hornets could have asked for this season, when he has been able to get on the field. He is averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in just 28.3 minutes, so Fantasy owners are just waiting for him to get back on the floor. When active, Davis is already a high-end Fantasy option in all formats, so continue stashing him while he rests up.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis was ruled out of Friday night's contest against on the road against the Suns as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. Davis is still wearing a walking boot and is listed as day-to-day. Ryan Anderson will take his spot in the starting lineup in the meantime.
Analysis: Davis has shown some signs of brilliance, especially on defense, but has failed to stay healthy so far this season. He has already missed two games with a concussion and is now sitting out his third consecutive game due to his left ankle injury. He has undergone some treatment this week as the Hornets will likely take a cautious approach with their No. 1 overall pick. We'll continue to monitor his status in the coming days. At this point, it seems as if the Hornets won't let him back on the court until he is symptom-free. When he does return, he should be viewed as a high-end starting option in most formats.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis missed his second straight game Wednesday night at Indiana due to his ankle injury, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Davis was hoping to return Wednesday but will now shoot for Friday at Phoenix. Hes day to day but until they come to me and say hes symptom-free, hes going to be out, said Hornets Coach Monty Williams. Its a situation where were going to err on the side of caution.
Analysis: Davis missed games on back-to-back nights as he is attempting to get healthy again for the Hornets. He keeps tweaking that ankle but should get back to full strength soon enough. When that happens, Davis is worth starting in most Fantasy formats.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis could not play in Tuesday's game against the Knicks due to his injured left ankle. Davis hurt the ankle Monday in practice. He's hurt his ankle several times over the last few days and is day to day for the Hornets. He hopes to return Wednesday at Indiana.
Analysis: Davis was ruled out early on Tuesday and he can't keep on the court consistently. Minor injuries are making his appearances a little more sporadic than we'd like. He is day to day and more than worth starting in most Fantasy formats, when healthy.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis was ruled out for Tuesday's contest against the Knicks due to an ankle injury. Davis tweaked his left ankle during a practice session Monday and is being considered day to day. New Orleans coach Monty Williams said Ryan Anderson would start in his place.
Analysis: Davis has reportedly tweaked his left ankle several times over the last few days, albeit the team insists his injury is minor. Fantasy owners -- especially in daily formats -- should keep an eye on his status moving forward to see when he will be able to get back on the court. Davis can be considered a viable option in most formats when healthy.
News: Hornets coach Monty Williams said center Anthony Davis tweaked his left ankle, but is still expected to start Tuesday's game against the Knicks, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Davis apparently turned his ankle during practice Monday for the third time in the past four days. "He turned his ankle a little bit, but I'm not sure what he's going to feel like tonight," Williams said. "We'll see."
Analysis: Davis hasn't been bothered by the previous ankle issues and said after Monday's practice he wasn't overly concerned. "Everything fine, nothing serious," he said. The top overall pick in last June's NBA draft poured in a career-high 28 points last Saturday at Milwaukee while shooting 71.4 percent from the field. Keep an eye on his status, but he seems fine to keep active in all Fantasy formats for Week 4 (Nov. 19-25).
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis turned in another dominant performance against the Bucks Saturday night. Davis scored a season-high 28 points and tied his season high with 11 rebounds in a 117-113 defeat. He shot 10 of 14 from the floor and was able to draw some fouls, as he converted 8 of 9 free throws. He also chipped in with one assist in a season-high 32 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis has been a bit inconsistent to start the season but has bounced back from mediocre performances with huge games. In the first six games he's played, he has scored 20-plus points three times and has been held under double figure scoring in three games as well. The rookie has a ton of upside and is still getting adjusted to the pro level. The sky is the limit with the 19-year-old, so continue keep him active in all Fantasy formats.
News: New Orleans rookie Anthony Davis had a monster performance last Friday against Charlotte but came back down to earth a bit Wednesday. Davis wasn't even close to a double-double in a loss at Houston Wednesday as he finished with eight points and four rebounds. Davis played 29 minutes and shot 2 of 7 from the field. He added two steals and three blocked shots in the losing effort.
Analysis: Davis scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with five blocks against the Bobcats as he absolutely dominated and showed his vast NBA potential. He will have games like Wednesday's too, but definitely should be active in just about all Fantasy formats already.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Bobcats after sitting two games out with a concussion. Davis bounced back from injury in a big way as he dropped 23 points and hauled 11 rebounds in a 107-99 victory. He shot 9 of 18 shooting from the floor and converted 5 of 9 free throws. He also chipped in with five blocks, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Davis showed no fear as he played aggressive and was able to crash the boards in his first game back from a concussion. He recorded his first career double-double and has scored 52 points and 24 rebounds in his first three games in the league and has shown some flashes of brilliance. Davis has all the upside in the world and should be viewed as a viable Fantasy start in all formats moving forward.
News: Hornets center Anthony Davis has been cleared to return from a concussion, and is expected to start Friday against the Bobcats. Davis told reporters that he was symptom free Thursday, and he received medical clearance Friday. He has been out for a week since suffering the injury, missing two games while recovering.
Analysis: Hornets coach Monty Williams stirred the pot last week when he made some comments about the league's concussion policy, indicating that he believed Davis should have been eligible to return earlier. Given what we know about head injuries and their long-term effects, it is a good thing that the team was forced to be careful with Davis' recovery. Davis averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in his first two games, and Fantasy owners should feel confident getting him back in the lineup moving forward.
News:The Times-Picayune reports Hornets center Anthony Davis said he has no recurrence of concussion symptoms and hopes to play Friday against the Bobcats. Coach Monty Williams said no decision has been made about Davis' playing status and more will be known Friday. Davis suffered a mild concussion last Friday.
Analysis: Davis had a stellar debut and was having a productive second game before sustaining the mild concussion, which has kept him out the last two games. It appears Davis isn't going to have many issues transitioning to the NBA and will be a viable Fantasy start when he returns to action.
News: New Orleans rookie center Anthony Davis missed Wednesday's game against Philadelphia due to his head injury. Davis is still under evaluation, reports the team's official site. He still needs to pass concussion tests before he is eligible to return. That said, he's considered day to day.
Analysis: Davis was already upset to be missing time and must be furious about sitting out Wednesday's game. He needs to pass his concussion test, however. He should shortly and will return to action when he can. It's obvious the Hornets would like to get him back on the court after the promising rookie has totaled 29 points and 13 rebounds in his first two games. He is a solid option in most leagues, when healthy.
News: Hornets coach Monty Williams said Monday that center Anthony Davis (head) "is still under evaluation and has to get testing done" before he can return to the court after sustaining a mild concussion during last Friday's game against Utah. Davis suffered the injury after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from teammate Austin Rivers in the first quarter last Friday and was unable to return. He has already missed one game due to the injury and his status for Wednesday's contest against Philadelphia is uncertain as he might not be cleared in time.
Analysis: Williams certainly didn't hide his feelings over the weekend when he blasted the NBA's protocols for determining when a player can return from a concussion. "Now, they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it's getting old," he said. "It's just the way the league is now." It's obvious the Hornets would like to get him back on the court after the promising rookie has totaled 29 points and 13 rebounds in his first two games. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status, but might be better served finding alternative options for Week 2 (Nov. 5-11) as New Orleans plays only two games.
News: New Orleans center Anthony Davis left Friday's game against Utah with a mild concussion and will miss Saturday's game against the Bulls, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Davis was elbowed in the head by Austin Rivers and left the game to undergo concussion tests which revealed he indeed suffered a concussion. Davis started for the Hornets and played 14 minutes before getting injured. He scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds with two blocks before leaving the game.
Analysis: Davis was playing in just his second NBA game and was on his way to another outstanding performance. He set a new career-high for blocks and will shatter that going forward. Davis is likely going to sit a few games with concussion symptoms but hopefully will be able to return before long. When healthy, he appears to be already at must-start Fantasy status.
News: We knew Hornets rookie center Anthony Davis was going to be able to make an impact on the defensive end from day one. What surprised in his NBA debut Wednesday against the Spurs was his offensive game. Davis led the team with 21 points on 6 of 12 shooting, and it wasnt all dunks and layups either. The big man went 3 for 5 on shot attempts outside of the restricted area, while also going 9 for 9 from charity stripe. He also grabbed seven rebounds -- three offensive, while blocking one shot and adding one steal.
Analysis: One big bugaboo for young big men is often their inability to convert free throws after drawing fouls down low. Davis hit 70.9 percent of them in his lone season at Kentucky, and his development track as a former guard is well known. That should be a skill he is able to sustain, which could do a lot for his scoring potential. Davis is going to rack up offensive rebounds and get the line, so converting at the free-throw line will be a huge skill for him to have. Offense is really the lone question mark about Davis game, and he emphatically passed his first test. There will undoubtedly be some issues for Davis as he develops into an NBA player, but he should be able to keep producing. Davis has all of the upside in the world, but his current level of play should be more than enough to be worthy of starting in most Fantasy formats.
News: During his lone season at Kentucky, Anthony Davis was revered more for his defense than his offensive ability as he set the SEC freshman record for blocked shots. But he is already earning praise for his improvements on offense, including a high release on his jump shot that is difficult to defend. The top overall pick in last June's NBA draft leads the team in scoring (15.3 ppg) during the preseason despite opponents applying a physical style against him. "Theyre trying to be physical and I cant let that happen," Davis told The Times-Picayune. "I have to look for my sweet spots and look for other guys sweet spots and get them the ball. Its definitely a confidence booster (when) your shots are falling early. Thats one component I would like to keep in my game."
Analysis: Davis has fared well against some of the NBA's most notable physical players, including Atlanta's Josh Smith and Al Horford, to connect on 50 percent of his shots. He has also recorded a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game during the preseason. "Im just trying to get better each and every practice and not get comfortable," said Davis, who has received playing time at various positions in the frontcourt. "Im just doing what Coach Monty wants -- nothing more; nothing less." Davis offers plenty of upside heading into his first season and is expected to receive plenty of minutes as a rookie. Keep him in mind during the later rounds of most Fantasy drafts for the upcoming season.
News: The Hornets officially signed forward Anthony Davis to a rookie contract the team announced Tuesday. Davis, who was the No. 1 pick in last summer's draft, receives a three-year guaranteed contract worth a little more than $16 million, with just over $5 million paid in the first year. Davis is currently playing on Team USA.
Analysis: Davis is being considered the biggest sure-things in years as he expected to be in New Orleans' starting lineup from day one. While the 19-year-old's offensive game still needs some work, he is expected to immediately make his presence felt on the defensive said of the ball. He should be a nightly double-double threat, although his Fantasy value will oscillate depending on whether he is classified as a center of forward. Still, Davis should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy center or at worst a No. 4 Fantasy forward with a ton of upside heading into the season.