Should the New Orleans Pelicans Consider Dealing Anthony Davis Soon?

Pelicans shootaround update presented by HUB International Anthony Davis doubtful for Denver game

While not a stellar start for the New Orleans Pelicans (12-12), there are some positives to take away.

"I'm not really focused on the numbers", insisted Cousins, who played 39:34 and scored his last point with 23 seconds left.

Gary Harris still had a decent game as he was the high point man for Denver tallying 24 points.

Davis did not practice Tuesday but did shooting and defensive drills following the team workout.

This will be Davis' third straight absence, and head coach Alvin Gentry said the Pelican's All-NBA big man won't return until he's back to 100 percent.

"Very much so", Gentry said. "He did something and shot around a little bit today and moved around a little bit".

"They didn't feel us, we didn't take it personally".

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Davis has missed more than his fair share of games over the course of his career due to injuries, As seen in Basketball-Reference, he has only been able to exceed more than 70 games played in a season once in his career up to this point. He is listed as day-to-day for Wednesday, but he said Monday he was still experiencing sharp pain in his left groin area when making lateral cuts.

The result? 40 points and 22 rebounds for Demarcus Cousins on the night.

That 2015 playoff appearance is still the only one for the franchise since Davis came to town, and while the team is playing better this season, they are still far from guaranteed to earn another berth. Both players picked up technical fouls and were tossed. Cousins will have to keep his emotions in check after being ejected Monday in the final minute of a 125-116 home loss to the Golden State Warriors for jawing with Kevin Durant. Still, there are questions lingering, and there is a chance that his injury issues could become more serious the older he gets.

"It sucks it happened", Cousins said. He forces teams to make decisions on if you're going to double-team him or play one-on-one and try to take away the other guys. "It is what it is".

The Nuggets made 16 3-pointers in the game, but just six in the second half, after nailing 10 in the first half. For starters, they are a.500 team through the first month.

At this point, the Pelicans find themselves just good enough to not be in the NBA's proverbial cellar, but not good enough to be considered as any kind of serious title contender.

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