After starting their season with four straight wins, the New Orleans Pelicans have now lost five straight games. Most of that has to do with the injury of their superstar Anthony Davis. Davis missed some games recently due to an elbow injury.
After missing the team’s matchups against the Jazz and the Nuggets earlier in the week, he toughed it out and played on Wednesday against the Warriors. But before their game in Portland, it was clear that his elbow still wasn’t quite right and ended up missing the game as well.
He returned to action against the Spurs and played 40 minutes but to no avail as they were still handed a fifthe straight loss.
As per Rotoworld,
Anthony Davis (right elbow) is probable to play Monday against the Thunder.Davis looked fine through 40 minutes of floor time on Saturday, and there’s nothing suggesting he’s in any danger of missing Monday’s game. Owners can confidently plug him into their lineups for next week.
The Pelicans superstar recently said that he “faces a lot of pressure” to help the team win amid a losing streak, and he has played really well on the games that he’s been available for. Before the losing streak, he was one of the early favorites in the MVP race and he could still definitely get back in the race if the Pelicans can rack up some wins.
He is currently averaging 23.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as he looks to turn it around for his team Monday night against the Thunder.