New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis can't wait to get back on the floor.

The three-time All-Star told Jim Eichenhofer of NBA.com that he is excited to be back and will make the most out of the Pelicans' final preseason game against the Orlando Magic tonight.

“I’m just happy to be back on the floor,” said Davis. “I’ve been working every day to get my ankle back right… I was trying to find a way to beat the system and come back early, to be back on the floor. I knew in my head that I wanted to come back before the season opener. I think we did a great job of putting in extra work of getting my ankle back and being ready to play.”

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Davis suffered a sprained right ankle during an Oct. 12 game vs. Houston in China, and was given a timetable to return of 10-14 days. Davis' progression in his recovery makes him roughly a week ahead of schedule.

“It’s good, because we’re going to play this game (like a real game),” Davis said of his team's potential lineup against the Magic. “Nobody has restrictions on them as far as minutes. It’s going to help us to see what we need to work on for the next couple days, before we tip off for real. We have all of our guys here who are able to play. We get a good chance to look at us against a great (Orlando) team, who has a good post presence and can shoot the ball. This is going to be a good test for us.”

Anthony Davis' contributions will be key to the team, considering the lengthened absences of point guard Jrue Holiday and small forward Tyreke Evans, who were major components to the offense last season.