Anthony Davis Knows The Pelicans Have Been Bad, But He’s Not Listening To Critics

11.22.16 1 week ago

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You’re not going to get Anthony Davis down. No, sir. Not him. Sure, the New Orleans Pelicans are 4-10 despite Davis leading the league in scoring at 31.7 points per game, but he’s not the least bit frustrated about his team’s slow start amid a host of injuries.

Does he want to be traded? Is his commitment to New Orleans not as strong as it could? According to The Vertical, Davis is in it for the long haul.

“My desire to win here is the same,” Davis told The Vertical. “I go out there and play. I don’t care what the record is. I just go out there and play. I have to lead this team and make sure my guys are always happy and high energy. I don’t care what people say about our team. They’re not in our locker room seeing us, not part of our group. That’s all white noise.

“I just try to control what I can: go out there and compete.”

For Davis, the mandate of resurrecting these Pelicans is something he’s embraced. So, the question was asked: Have aspirations to win in New Orleans wavered amid the poor results and injury disappointment?

“No, no, never,” Davis told The Vertical.

Davis is in the first year of a five-year, $127 million contract, so 14 games into this season wouldn’t be the time for him to start distancing himself from the Pelicans. That would be funny, sure, but at least he’s not coming across as passively angry with the media.

(The Vertical)

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