New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis has been recovering from an elbow injury, and he plans to give it a go when his Pelicans take on the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.
New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis plans to play tonight against Golden State after sitting out last two games with an elbow injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 31, 2018
The Pelicans star missed the last two games against the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. The injury affected Davis’ shooting elbow, therefore prolonging the recovery process for the New Orleans big man.
The Pelicans will be thrilled to have their best player back given the tough task against the back-to-back champs. The matchup will be a bit more competitive with Davis presumably set to return. In the 2017-18 Western Conference Semifinals, Davis averaged 27.8 points, 14.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 2.0 blocks against the Warriors. We should see big numbers from The Brow on Wednesday night as well.
Davis has been a force to be reckoned with this season. He is averaging 27.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks, and 4.8 assists in four games for New Orleans. The Pelicans are 4-0 with Davis on the court and 0-2 without him, making it evident how the team is drastically different without him.
The former first overall pick out of the University of Kentucky has seen his stat line grow exponentially since joining the league back in 2o12. Davis averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.0 assists in his rookie campaign.
Now, Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the NBA and a bona fide MVP candidate.