Davis (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Trail Blazers.
Davis will be missing a second consecutive game with what's being listed as a sore left knee, but it's likely just the Pelicans resting their veteran down the stretch with no real reason to keep the oft-injured star on the court in a meaningless outing. With Wednesday marking the season finale, Davis ends his 2016-17 campaign playing in a career-high 75 games, while averaging 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 steals across 36.1 minutes. With DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) also out, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca should start at power forward and center, respectively, on Wednesday.
Davis (knee) won't play Tuesday against the Lakers.
Davis will be held out for the second straight game as the Pelicans continue to list him on the injury report with a sore left knee. With DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) also sitting Tuesday, it seems rather likely that the Pelicans are simply making a last-ditch effort to improve their lottery ods, as they lose their pick to the Kings if it falls outside of the top three. In the absence of Davis and Cousins, expect Dante Cunningham, Cheick Diallo, Alexis Ajinca and Donatas Motiejunas to pick up all of the minutes in the frontcourt.
Davis will not play Saturday against the Warriors due to a sore left knee.
Whether Davis is actually dealing with an injury is up for debate, but the Pelicans will hold the All-Star out of action on the second night of a back-to-back. With DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) set to miss a second straight game, New Orleans will be shorthanded up front, meaning Donatas Motiejunas, Alexis Ajinca and Dante Cunningham should all see big minutes. Consider both Davis and Cousins questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.
Davis could be rested on the second night of their upcoming back-to-back sets, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.
The Pelicans have four games left on the schedule, with two back-to-backs on tap, so with the team already eliminated from playoff contention, there's no real reason to push the workload of the injury prone Davis. Coach Alvin Gentry mentioned that if Davis saw 30 minutes or more in the first game of either set, he'd probably get the night off in the second contest, so it seems like there's more than a realistic chance of that happening. That said, Davis should be a full participant in Friday's game against the Nuggets, so activate him as usual there before monitoring his status following the contest.
Davis scored 41 points (18-31, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added five rebounds, four blocks and one steal in 41 minutes during Tuesday's 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.
Davis is such a dominant fantasy force that some managers might be disappointed by Tuesday's performance, since he brought down less than half his average number of rebounds. He's scored at least 30 points in six of his last seven games - the one exception came against the Kings, when he deferred some to former King DeMarcus Cousins.
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