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Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team.
Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game.
Anthony Davis made a game-ending free throw to give Team LeBron a 157-155 win over Team Giannis in the revamped NBA All-Star Game.
Anthony Davis had 25 points and 11 rebounds, LeBron James added 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the San Antonio Spurs 103-96 on Sunday night.
Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn’t serious.
Anthony Davis has finally joined the Los Angeles Lakers after several months of courtship between the superstar and the 16-time NBA champions. Davis believes the Lakers can become an immediate championship contender in his first season alongside LeBron James. The six-time All-Star knows the Lakers play under a larger microscope than the New Orleans Pelicans, but he can’t wait for the challenge of winning big in the Hollywood spotlight.
The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. For the Pelicans, it’s a new beginning. For the Lakers, it’s about winning now.
Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. The deal teams Davis with superstar LeBron James.
Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the timing of next week’s NBA draft won’t necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. Griffin says the Pelicans are “not in a hurry to do anything” and “don’t feel there is a time sensitivity” to address Davis’ “desire to stay or not stay.” The Pelicans have the first overall pick in the June 20 NBA draft and likely could acquire more high picks by dealing Davis by then.
Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half.
Couch Slouch: At last count, nearly 2,000 NBA players changed teams last week before the trade deadline. Remarkably, Anthony Davis was not among them.
The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Monday.
Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
James Harden was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night.
Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award. Harden, who led the league in scoring. Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including last year when Russell Westbrook won. James has won the MVP award four times. Davis was also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. The winners will be announced June 25.
Anthony Davis had 33 points, 18 rebounds and four steals as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated Golden State 119-100 on Friday night, trimming the Warriors’ series lead to 2-1.