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25-Year-Old        New Orleans Pelicans

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

28.1

REB

11.1

AST

2.3

STL

1.5

BLK

2.6

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Davis' career has been marred by injuries, missing at least 14 games in every year prior to the 2016-17 campaign. However, he finally put together nearly a full season without missing extended time, playing in a career-high 75 games, which rewarded owners that opted to selec...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 250 lbs   DOB: 3/11/1993  College: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anthony Davis Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $145 million contract extension with the Pelicans in July of 2015. Contract runs through the 2020-21 season.

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Davis posted 34 points (13-26 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 19 rebounds, one assist, four blocks and one steal across 46 minutes during New Orleans' 113-104 loss to the Pelicans in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal-round playoff series.

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Anthony Davis NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 19 NOP 64 28.8 13.5 8.2 1.0 1.2 1.8 0.0 51.6 75.1 1.4 2.6 5.6 0.1 0.0 5.5 10.6 2.6 3.5
2013-14 20 NOP 67 35.2 20.8 10.0 1.6 1.3 2.8 0.0 51.9 79.1 1.6 3.1 7.0 0.1 22.2 7.8 15.0 5.2 6.6
2014-15 21 NOP 68 36.1 24.4 10.2 2.2 1.5 2.9 0.0 53.5 80.5 1.4 2.5 7.7 0.2 8.3 9.4 17.6 5.5 6.8
2015-16 22 NOP 61 35.5 24.3 10.3 1.9 1.3 2.0 0.6 49.3 75.8 2.0 2.1 8.1 1.8 32.4 9.2 18.6 5.3 7.0
2016-17 23 NOP 75 36.1 28.0 11.8 2.1 1.3 2.2 0.5 50.5 80.2 2.4 2.3 9.5 1.8 29.9 10.3 20.3 6.9 8.6
2017-18 24 NOP 75 36.4 28.1 11.1 2.3 1.5 2.6 0.7 53.4 82.8 2.2 2.5 8.6 2.2 34.0 10.4 19.5 6.6 8.0
2017-18 Projections 25 NOP 75 34.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Anthony Davis

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Anthony Davis NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 40.8 27.8 14.8 2.0 2.2 2.0 0.6 47.9 84.6 2.6 2.6 12.2 2.4 25.0 11.4 23.8 4.4 5.2
Last 10 Games 10 39.5 29.3 13.6 1.6 2.1 2.5 0.6 51.4 77.6 2.8 2.8 10.8 2.3 26.1 11.4 22.2 5.9 7.6
Last 20 Games 20 37.7 29.0 12.0 2.0 2.1 3.1 0.6 51.7 82.2 2.3 2.4 9.6 1.9 29.7 10.9 21.0 6.7 8.2

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Anthony Davis
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 8 @GSW 113-104 46 34 19 1 1 3 3 13 26 7 9 1 2 2 17 2
May 6 GSW 92-118 40 26 12 1 1 2 6 8 22 10 10 0 3 2 10 4
May 4 GSW 119-100 41 33 18 3 4 0 1 15 27 2 3 1 3 3 15 4
May 1 @GSW 121-116 43 25 15 5 2 3 2 12 24 0 0 1 3 4 11 4
Apr 28 @GSW 123-101 34 21 10 0 3 2 1 9 20 3 4 0 1 2 8 2
Apr 21 POR 131-123 39 47 10 1 0 3 2 15 23 15 17 2 4 4 6 4
Apr 19 POR 119-102 36 28 11 2 3 2 0 11 18 6 7 0 2 2 9 3
Apr 17 @POR 102-111 40 22 12 1 2 2 5 9 18 3 5 1 2 3 9 3
Apr 14 @POR 95-97 41 35 14 1 2 4 3 14 26 7 9 0 2 2 12 4
Apr 11 SAS 122-98 35 22 15 1 3 4 5 8 18 6 12 0 1 4 11 2
Apr 9 @LAC 100-113 35 28 6 2 2 5 1 11 22 6 7 0 1 1 5 1
Apr 7 @GSW 120-126 40 34 12 4 2 4 2 13 24 8 10 0 1 3 9 2
Apr 6 @PHO 103-122 34 33 11 3 2 3 0 11 23 9 11 2 4 1 10 2
Apr 4 MEM 123-95 31 28 12 2 2 3 2 8 13 11 13 1 1 4 8 2
Apr 1 OKC 104-109 40 25 11 3 3 2 4 8 17 9 11 0 0 3 8 5
Mar 30 @CLE 107-102 37 16 8 3 1 2 1 6 19 4 4 0 2 1 7 2
Mar 27 POR 103-107 39 36 14 4 2 6 4 15 24 6 6 0 0 3 11 2
Mar 24 @HOU 114-91 30 25 8 1 2 4 1 10 22 4 6 1 2 2 6 1
Mar 22 LAL 128-125 37 33 9 1 3 2 0 12 20 9 10 0 2 0 9 3
Mar 21 IND 96-92 35 28 13 1 1 5 3 9 14 9 9 1 1 2 11 2
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Mar 20 DAL 115-105 35 37 8 2 0 2 1 15 21 5 7 2 3 0 8 2
Mar 18 BOS 108-89 33 34 11 3 1 1 1 14 24 6 8 0 3 1 10 0
Mar 17 HOU 101-107 36 26 13 1 0 1 2 11 18 4 4 0 2 1 12 2
Mar 15 @SAS 98-93 36 21 14 2 0 2 6 8 19 5 5 0 2 5 9 6
Mar 13 CHA 119-115 39 31 14 3 2 5 3 13 26 5 6 0 3 3 11 2
Mar 11 UTA 99-116 40 25 11 3 3 10 2 9 22 6 6 1 4 2 9 1
Mar 9 WAS 97-116 Did Not Play
Mar 7 @SAC 101-114 23 17 5 1 2 5 3 7 11 1 1 2 3 1 4 2
Mar 6 @LAC 116-121 37 41 13 2 3 4 4 17 31 3 3 4 7 3 10 3
Mar 4 @DAL 109-126 37 23 13 1 3 3 1 9 19 5 5 0 1 1 12 3
Feb 28 @SAS 116-121 37 26 15 1 2 0 4 9 19 8 8 0 0 5 10 2
Feb 26 PHO 125-116 39 53 18 3 1 5 1 16 29 21 26 0 1 8 10 3
Feb 25 @MIL 121-123 43 27 13 1 2 2 3 12 26 3 4 0 3 5 8 4
Feb 23 MIA 124-123 41 45 17 2 5 5 2 17 34 10 11 1 6 4 13 2
Feb 14 LAL 139-117 33 42 15 3 3 2 1 15 18 10 11 2 2 3 12 2
Feb 12 @DET 103-118 37 38 10 1 1 2 2 14 24 7 7 3 6 1 9 1
Feb 10 @BKN 128-138 50 44 17 2 6 3 3 16 35 9 14 3 5 4 13 2
Feb 9 @PHI 100-82 28 14 8 0 1 0 0 6 19 2 3 0 3 0 8 2
Feb 5 UTA 109-133 35 15 11 3 1 3 5 6 16 3 4 0 2 2 9 2
Feb 3 @MIN 118-107 36 38 9 1 2 1 2 16 30 5 5 1 4 5 4 1
Feb 2 @OKC 100-114 38 43 10 0 3 1 5 17 34 6 8 3 6 0 10 4
Jan 30 SAC 103-114 36 23 13 5 1 6 4 6 16 9 10 2 3 0 13 1
Jan 28 LAC 103-112 41 25 17 6 2 1 4 8 17 9 12 0 2 2 15 3
Jan 26 HOU 115-113 37 27 11 5 0 5 1 10 22 7 8 0 1 1 10 2
Jan 24 @CHA 96-101 37 19 6 4 3 2 1 7 16 5 5 0 0 1 5 3
Jan 22 CHI 132-128 43 34 9 5 2 1 2 14 23 6 8 0 0 3 6 6
Jan 20 MEM 111-104 38 21 12 2 0 2 2 7 13 7 8 0 0 2 10 3
Jan 17 @ATL 94-93 38 8 7 3 1 2 0 2 8 4 6 0 0 1 6 2
Jan 16 @BOS 113-116 45 45 16 2 1 2 1 16 34 13 15 0 3 8 8 2
Jan 14 @NYK 118-123 50 48 17 0 4 3 4 17 30 12 15 2 6 6 11 2
Jan 12 POR 119-113 41 36 9 2 0 2 2 16 23 4 4 0 1 5 4 3
Jan 10 @MEM 105-102 Did Not Play
Jan 8 DET 112-109 27 30 10 1 0 1 0 12 14 5 6 1 1 2 8 1
Jan 6 @MIN 116-98 36 16 9 2 1 2 1 5 12 6 6 0 1 1 8 1
Jan 3 @UTA 98-108 41 29 15 4 3 1 2 11 26 6 6 1 3 4 11 2
Dec 30 NYK 103-105 36 31 9 1 0 5 3 11 24 9 12 0 4 2 7 3
Dec 29 DAL 120-128 42 33 5 2 2 0 1 12 22 8 8 1 4 0 5 3
Dec 27 BKN 128-113 32 33 11 2 1 6 1 11 19 7 8 4 4 4 7 0
Dec 23 @MIA 94-109 32 17 6 3 1 4 1 5 11 6 8 1 1 1 5 1
Dec 22 @ORL 97-111 31 20 11 0 1 1 0 10 14 0 1 0 1 2 9 3
Dec 19 @WAS 116-106 37 37 9 1 1 0 2 11 21 14 15 1 3 5 4 1
Dec 15 @DEN 117-111 44 28 12 1 1 5 3 12 22 4 4 0 1 2 10 0
Dec 13 MIL 115-108 36 25 10 2 0 4 2 10 16 5 5 0 1 3 7 3
Dec 11 @HOU 130-123 Did Not Play
Dec 10 PHI 131-124 40 29 8 4 1 5 3 11 19 6 9 1 1 1 7 5
Dec 8 SAC 109-116 31 18 6 2 0 0 2 5 12 8 8 0 1 3 3 0
Dec 6 DEN 123-114 Did Not Play
Dec 4 GSW 115-125 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @POR 116-123 Did Not Play
Dec 1 @UTA 114-108 32 19 10 1 2 1 2 9 14 1 4 0 0 1 9 0
Nov 29 MIN 102-120 18 17 5 0 0 0 2 7 13 3 3 0 0 1 4 2
Nov 25 @GSW 110-95 39 30 15 2 0 2 1 12 22 6 8 0 2 4 11 1
Nov 24 @PHO 91-115 26 23 9 2 0 1 1 9 12 5 7 0 0 4 5 0
Nov 22 SAS 107-90 35 29 11 4 1 0 1 11 17 7 7 0 0 0 11 3
Nov 20 OKC 114-107 45 36 15 3 0 2 7 9 19 18 22 0 1 1 14 3
Nov 17 @DEN 146-114 21 17 5 2 1 0 0 7 11 3 5 0 1 1 4 0
Nov 15 TOR 116-125 34 19 5 1 3 1 2 8 15 2 2 1 1 2 3 5
Nov 13 ATL 106-105 38 13 10 7 2 4 5 5 7 3 5 0 1 2 8 2
Nov 11 LAC 111-103 40 25 10 5 2 2 1 9 15 7 9 0 0 2 8 0
Nov 9 @TOR 122-118 38 18 7 2 2 2 0 6 14 5 6 1 4 1 6 2
Nov 7 @IND 112-117 41 37 14 4 1 2 2 14 18 5 8 4 5 3 11 1
Nov 4 @CHI 90-96 41 27 16 0 0 3 2 11 17 4 4 1 2 2 14 1
Nov 3 @DAL 94-99 40 30 13 4 1 3 4 10 19 10 12 0 2 1 12 4
Nov 1 MIN 98-104 43 24 10 6 3 1 2 8 18 8 11 0 3 3 7 2
Oct 30 ORL 99-115 41 39 10 2 0 3 2 13 20 13 15 0 2 3 7 1
Oct 28 CLE 123-101 36 30 14 2 1 3 0 11 22 6 6 2 4 4 10 5
Oct 26 @SAC 106-114 Did Not Play
Oct 24 @POR 103-93 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oct 22 @LAL 112-119 39 27 17 3 3 3 3 9 18 8 10 1 5 3 14 1
Oct 20 GSW 120-128 40 35 15 5 3 1 4 15 21 2 5 3 4 5 10 1
Oct 18 @MEM 103-91 40 33 18 0 0 1 5 9 23 14 17 1 2 7 11 5
Anthony Davis Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Anthony Davis – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #2 Center

1.  Anthony Davis

2.  Nikola Mirotic

3.  Cheick Diallo

4.  DeMarcus Cousins

5.  Darius Miller

6.  Solomon Hill

New Orleans Pelicans

True Shooting Percentage

61.2%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Anthony Davis has a true shooting percentage of 61.2%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Anthony Davis NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 19 NOP 64 36.0 16.9 10.2 1.2 1.5 2.2 0.0 51.6 75.1 1.7 3.2 7.0 0.1 0.0 6.8 13.2 3.3 4.4
2013-14 20 NOP 67 36.0 21.3 10.3 1.6 1.4 2.9 0.0 51.9 79.1 1.7 3.2 7.1 0.1 22.2 8.0 15.3 5.3 6.7
2014-15 21 NOP 68 36.0 24.3 10.2 2.2 1.5 2.9 0.0 53.5 80.5 1.4 2.5 7.7 0.2 8.3 9.4 17.6 5.4 6.8
2015-16 22 NOP 61 36.0 24.6 10.4 1.9 1.3 2.1 0.6 49.3 75.8 2.0 2.2 8.3 1.8 32.4 9.3 18.9 5.4 7.2
2016-17 23 NOP 75 36.0 27.9 11.8 2.1 1.2 2.2 0.5 50.5 80.2 2.4 2.3 9.5 1.8 29.9 10.2 20.3 6.9 8.6
2017-18 24 NOP 75 36.0 27.9 11.0 2.3 1.5 2.5 0.7 53.4 82.8 2.1 2.5 8.5 2.1 34.0 10.3 19.3 6.5 7.9
2017-18 Projections 25 NOP 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Anthony Davis

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Anthony Davis NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 19 NOP 64 1846 867 522 63 75 112 0 51.6 75.1 89 165 357 6 0.0 349 676 169 225
2013-14 20 NOP 67 2358 1394 673 105 89 189 2 51.9 79.1 109 207 466 9 22.2 522 1005 348 440
2014-15 21 NOP 68 2455 1656 696 149 100 200 1 53.5 80.5 95 173 523 12 8.3 642 1199 371 461
2015-16 22 NOP 61 2164 1481 627 116 78 125 35 49.3 75.8 121 130 497 108 32.4 560 1136 326 430
2016-17 23 NOP 75 2708 2099 884 157 94 167 40 50.5 80.2 181 172 712 134 29.9 770 1526 519 647
2017-18 24 NOP 75 2727 2110 832 174 115 193 55 53.4 82.8 162 187 645 162 34.0 780 1462 495 598
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Anthony Davis NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2012-13 19 NOP 64 28.8 55.9 51.6 6.8 9.6 0.7 18.2
2013-14 20 NOP 67 35.2 58.2 52.0 7.4 7.7 1.0 26.4
2014-15 21 NOP 68 36.1 59.1 53.6 9.1 5.8 1.6 30.3
2015-16 22 NOP 61 35.5 55.9 50.8 7.4 7.7 1.0 26.7
2016-17 23 NOP 75 36.1 58.0 51.8 7.3 8.4 0.9 31.1
2017-18 24 NOP 75 36.4 61.2 55.2 8.4 7.9 1.1 33.0
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Anthony Davis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davis had 26 points (8-22 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds and and two blocks in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

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Davis finished with 33 points (15-27 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 18 rebounds, four steals and three assists in 40 minutes during Friday's 119-100 victory over Golden State.

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Davis totaled 25 points (12-24 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 15 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals across 43 minutes during New Orleans' 121-116 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal-round playoff series.

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Davis produced 21 points (9-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks across 34 minutes during New Orleans' 123-101 loss to the Warriors in Game 1 of their Western Conference second-round playoff series.

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Davis scored 28 points (11-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 36 minutes during Thursday's 119-102 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 3.

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Davis suffered a left thumb injury during Thursday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, but returned after going to the locker room to get taped.

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Davis tallied 22 points (9-18 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two steals across 40 minutes during New Orleans' 111-102 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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Davis tallied 35 points (14-26 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist, four blocks and two steals across 41 minutes in New Orleans' 97-95 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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Davis collected 22 points (8-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-12 FT), 15 rebounds, four blocks, three steals, and one assist in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 122-98 win over the Spurs.

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Davis delivered 28 points (11-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds, five blocks, two assists, and two steals in 35 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Clippers.

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Davis tallied 34 points (13-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and two steals across 40 minutes in Saturday's 126-120 win over the Warriors.

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Davis recorded 33 points (11-23 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots in 35 minutes during Friday's 122-103 win over the Suns.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Davisí averages this past season of 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals were remarkably similar to what he had posted the previous year, but it somehow registered as a disappointment for most fantasy owners. The 23-year-old was touted as a No. 1 overall pick in some leagues, with his most ardent supporters forecasting overall improvement in his fourth NBA season and projecting him to see more time after missing 14 games in 2014-15. However, with the injury-battered Pelicans frequently playing without three of their key backcourt pieces in Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon at various points in the season, Davis took on more responsibilities closer to the perimeter, which had a negative effect on his stat lines. His turnover rate spiked to a career-high 2.0 per game and his three-point attempts picked up considerably, with Davis hoisting 108 treys (and hitting them at a 32.4% clip) after attempting 27 combined in his first three seasons in the NBA. The dalliance with the outside shot resulted in Davisí field-goal percentage dropping below 50 percent for the first time in his career. The downturn in efficiency was the least of Davisí problems, however, as the big man was still providing ample value across the board to fantasy owners. Instead, it was health issues that were again the primary culprit for Davis, who suited up for a career-low 61 games. In addition, Davis left seven games early due to injury, often making him a difficult player to trust in weekly and DFS formats. Davis would get shut down for good in March after it was revealed that he was dealing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that heíd been battling since his rookie year, along a sore left knee that would require surgery. The two ailments forced Davis to skip the 2016 Summer Olympics and turn his attention toward getting ready for the 2016-17 season. By all indications, heís progressed well in his recovery and will enter training camp at full health. From a talent standpoint, Davis stacks up well with any player in the league -- for evidence of that, look no further than his 59-point, 20-rebound effort against the Pistons on Feb. 21 -- and his rare ability to contribute in the defensive categories while ranking among the league leaders in scoring makes him a premium fantasy asset. However, with at least 14 games missed in each of his four seasons, itís not necessarily unfair to downgrade him in comparison to other first-round fantasy no-brainers like Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who possess much more reliable track records in the health department. If you decide to invest in Davis, itís best to buoy your roster with solid reinforcements in the frontcourt in order to help mitigate some of the risk he carries.

2015-16

Davis continued his rapid rise to becoming one of the best players in the NBA with another standout season in 2014-15. New Orleans' franchise player set career highs in every meaningful category, averaging 36 minutes per game over 68 contests. Playing most of the season as a 21-year-old, Davis averaged 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.9 blocks per game. To put those in perspective, Davis led the league on a per-game basis in blocked shots, finished fourth in points, the top-10 in rebounding and field goal percentage (54%), and behind just Paul Millsap in steals per game among power forwards. Entering his fourth season in the league, Davis is still actually younger than 2015 first-round picks Jerian Grant, Delon Wright, and Larry Nance, Jr., while just a few months older than lottery picks Frank Kaminsky and Willie Cauley-Stein. New head coach Alvin Gentry was hired by the Pelicans to ratchet up the offense, which should only mean good things for a dynamic force like Davis. Expect the Kentucky product to remain the focal point of the offensive attack in New Orleans while continuing to terrorize opponents on defense. The only thing that can stop Davis is himself, as he has never played more than 68 games in a season.

2014-15

Davis comes into his third NBA season with sky-high expectations. He made his first All-Star game last season, averaging 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals, and a league-leading 2.8 blocks in 35 minutes per game. Davis managed to do all that damage while shooting an efficient 52 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the free-throw line. The 21-year-old hasn't reached his peak yet, and seemingly the only thing that can stop him in 2014-15 is his health. Davis missed 15 games last season with back, ankle, finger, and hand issues and only played in 64 games his rookie season with various ailments. He put on muscle this summer to try to avoid injuries, but it remains to be seen how his body will respond after spending the summer with USA Basketball in Spain for the World Cup. Assuming he's healthy, Davis should only continue to improve this year. On a per-36 minute basis, he improved in every counting stat last season, with the exception of steals, where he dropped from 1.5 steals per 36 his rookie year to 1.4 steals as a sophomore. The health of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and others may detract from Davis' lofty scoring totals, but he should remain the focal point of the Pelicans offense while continuing to anchor the defense by blocking shots and snapping up rebounds.

2013-14

Davis had an injury-riddled rookie campaign, managing to play just 64 games. Despite this, he displayed magnificent potential on both ends of the court, scoring in a wide variety of ways and defensively matching up against some of the top forwards in the league. Davis finished the 2012-13 season with averages of 13.5 points (52 percent from the field, 75 percent from the line), 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.2 steals and 1.8 blocks in 29 minutes per game. Heading into his sophomore year, Davis's potential is sky-high, as his athleticism and knack for the ball on both ends of the court could elevate his game to the elite level as early as this coming season. He was able to put up stellar numbers last season despite playing just 29 minutes per game. With Davis being the clear cornerstone of the Pelicans, and with a new point guard partner Jrue Holiday taking the ball at the helm, one can only imagine how effective Davis can become in his sophomore campaign if given 30-plus minutes per game. He is more than likely to be a valuable fantasy asset in all formats as long as he can remain healthy.

2012-13

Davis was the prize of the 2012 draft and comes to New Orleans brimming with confidence after winning the NCAA title and then returning home from the London Olympics with a gold medal. At 220 lbs., the 19-year-old Davis will need to bulk up to withstand the crowded areas near the hoop, even though heís already considered a good defender. His post up game--heck, his overall offensive game--needs improvement, but he should be able to contribute right away as a rebounder and shot-blocker in the NBA. Improvement will come, but he wonít be finely tuned in just one offseason. Davis showed he can finish pretty effectively at the University of Kentucky, which will help in the pick-and-roll crazy world of the NBA. He joins Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick and Jason Smith all looking for minutes. Davis and Anderson should get the bulk of the minutes at power forward. If the Hornets want to push the ball, Davis is athletic enough to do that. As a finisher, heíll thrive in an offense that pushes the ball, while disguising the things he doesnít do well. Kentucky coach John Calipari spoke a lot about Davis sacrificing the finer parts of his offensive skill set to help fit into the mold of Kentuckyís team plan last season, and thereís been some talk that Davisí early years in high school as a point guard could mean he has the handles and perimeter game to contribute in several aspects of the game that he wasnít asked to play a part in with Kentucky. If those assertions prove true, Davis could have a higher ceiling in the NBA than what he showed at Kentucky.