Pelicans Plan To Reduce Anthony Davis’ Playing Time: Report

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The New Orleans Pelicans will enable Anthony Davis to play out the rest of the season regardless of his commerce calls for, however the All Star middle will not see as a lot taking part in time transferring ahead.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pels do not intend to let Davis play in any back-to-back video games and his minutes will drop from the 37 per sport he was seeing earlier than his finger harm.

As yesterday’s NBA commerce deadline got here and went, the Pelicans launched an announcement relating to their plans for Davis for the rest of the season.

The official assertion reads:

“Anthony Davis will play the rest of the 2018-19 season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Plenty of elements contributed to this choice. Ultimately, Anthony made it clear to us that he needs to play and he provides our crew the most effective alternative to win video games. Moreover, the Pelicans need to protect the integrity of the sport and align our group with NBA insurance policies. We consider Anthony taking part in upholds the values which are in the most effective curiosity of the NBA and its followers. We look ahead to seeing Anthony in a Pelicans uniform once more.

Davis, 25, has missed 9 video games with a finger harm however was cleared to observe this week. The Pelicans, 24-31, will host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight and AD is anticipated to be within the lineup.