New Orleans Pelicans All Star middle Anthony Davis might miss a number of weeks resulting from a fractured left index finger, in response to a number of studies.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania says that Davis will see a hand specialist however the concern is that he has “a volar plate avulsion fracture.” In different phrases, the Pelicans shall be with out AD for two-to-four weeks if the damage is confirmed.
In 41 video games this season, the 25-year previous Davis is averaging career-highs in factors, rebounds and assists with 29.three, 13.three and Four.Four, respectively. Additionally, he is averaging 2.6 blocks per night time.
Despite Davis’ dominant particular person efficiency, the Pelicans are nonetheless simply 22-25 on the season, three video games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth seed within the Western Conference. Needless to say, New Orleans cannot afford to lose any floor within the playoff race.
In six video games with out AD within the lineup this season the Pels are 2-Four, and so they’ll must lean on Jahlil Okafor because the beginning middle till Davis his wholesome. That mentioned, Okafor posted 20 factors, 10 rebounds and two blocks in a 105-85 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night time.
Up subsequent for the Pelicans is a house recreation tonight towards the Detroit Pistons, adopted by a troublesome stretch of video games towards playoff groups, together with the Thunder, Spurs (twice), Rockets, Nuggets and Pacers.