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Anthony Davis has more 30-point, 10-rebound, 5-block games than all NBA players since 2013-14


New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis poured in 34 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and swatted away 5 shots in their 116-109 home victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

According to Justin Kubatko of StatMuse and creator of Basketball Reference, this is the 13th time that Davis has had a 30-point, 10-rebound, and 5-block stat line since the 2013-14 season. All other NBA players have done that for a combined 12 times during that period.

Without a doubt, Davis is one of the most versatile players in the league. His ability to score from anywhere on the floor makes him a threat to drop 30 on a nightly basis. His tenacity on the boards make him an instant 10-rebound a night guy. Moreover, his height, length, and impeccable timing helps him swat shots out of sight.

The Brow is a statistical beast, and is almost a lock to have a monster double-double every night to go along with a slew of defensive stats. This is the reason why many NBA fantasy players target Davis with the first selection in most drafts.

Davis is off to a flying start in his 7th season with the Pelicans. He looks poised to breakout as a legitimate MVP candidate. The former Kentucky Wildcat is currently boasting averages of 30.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.0 steals, and 3.3 blocks in his first three games of the year.

The only thing that has been holding back Davis from being a serious MVP candidate is his team. The Pelicans have only made the post-season twice in the Anthony Davis era. In both occasions, they did not have home court advantage, which further limits his chances of bagging the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.

The franchise is often criticized for its incompetence to put a good roster around its transcendental superstar. Rumors are floating around that Davis is already looking forward to his free agency in 2020. Teams are already preparing to make trade packages for the lonely star.

However, all hope is not lost for the Pelicans. Davis looks like a different beast with a renewed focus to start the year. He looks to finally win his first MVP award and lead his squad this season. New Orleans is having its best start since 2010 and this is all due to The Brow’s all around effort.