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Anthony Davis is “Browing Out”

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Anthony Davis’ time in New Orleans will end on Tuesday. But his career as Pelican ended in February when he requested to be traded.

The Pelicans end this season Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. Davis has been sitting out the final weeks of the season with “back spasms,” adding to the ugly ending of Davis and New Orleans.

Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate sums up the divorce:

In many ways, this is a fitting end to the Anthony Davis era.

The recognition of brilliant play and gaudy statistical output is offset by the accompanying sobriety of another losing season and lingering skepticism about his injuries’ severity.

In short, during Davis’ time in New Orleans he was often spectacular, but the Pelicans rarely were.

But he will never be truly beloved here. That kind of adoration is reserved for those who have carried their team to the championship heights or embraced the city despite the struggle to get there.

Davis was excellent, but he did neither.

So it’s fitting that his tenure in New Orleans, which at one time stimulated so much optimism, is ending with a whimper.

In six seasons with the Pelicans, Davis 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 2.1 assists per game. In 466 games, he totaled 11059 points, 4,906 rebounds and 1121 blocks.

Now we wait to see where Davis lands.


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

14 Comments for Anthony Davis is “Browing Out”

  1. BeastAtom
    11:46 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Proofreading is important.

  2. terwilliger
    12:12 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Seriously, do you guys ever proofread anything? Every article has an error, and usually multiple ones. Hey KSR, hire me to proofread.

    • Chuck Norris
      12:32 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      Seriously, get a hobby if something like this upsets you so much.

    • gobble gobble
      1:31 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      Hey, Chuck Norris. Browsing KSR is a hobby, moron. These dumb writers (sans Aaron) absolutely NEED to proofread… this is a “professional” sports journalism website. There shouldn’t be more errors in an article written by a “journalist” than there are in a paper written by a 5th grader. It really is a joke. Culprit 1 is that doofus, Nick Rousch. Proofreading takes all of 2 minutes. In Nick’s case, it would take 2 hours.

    • ibescootch
      2:47 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      I love KSR and really appreciate the content, but you hit the nail on the head. The amount of spelling and grammar errors I find is incredible, given the status that this site has. Having a competent editor is essential to being seen as a professional sports news resource. I get the whole fun, silly, “facts are optional” angle, but there are myriad sites out there that do that, and aren’t as difficult to read.

    • catsarerunnin
      2:54 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

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    • runningunnin.454
      3:53 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      Eh, class dismissed.

    • Look Out Fireworks
      3:55 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      Intelligence is optional.

  3. bigblue98
    12:13 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Tough situation for AD and the Pelicans. He never had the talent around him to successfully contend but was just good enough to get another top player in the draft. Small market like NO makes tough to get free agents. Hopefully he goes somewhere and competes for a title. He is definitely deserving.

  4. DelrayCat
    12:47 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Davis is a great player…but only as a complimentary piece like he was at UK. When not called upon to be the “man”, he is dominant. But as skilled as he is, the league is built around perimeter players that can get their own shot. Bigs will always be secondary in the modern NBA. Therefore, building a team around AD must include a dominant guard. Their best run at NO was when Jrue Holiday was at his best, not necessarily when AD was putting up crazy numbers.

    • Luether
      5:24 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      When the going got tough, AD demanded to be traded…

  5. Matty Arbuckle
    1:03 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    So 23.7 points plus 2.4 points is 26.1ppg. Pretty good stat, just not sure why it was split up…

    • DelrayCat
      1:15 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

      They meant 2.4 blocks per game.

  6. sportsbird66
    7:31 am April 8, 2019 Permalink

    I’d love to see him wearing Celtic’s green next,that’s if he doesn’t have to play in La La land with Lebron.