Davis is dealing with an illness and is considered probable for Wednesday's season opener against the Grizzlies.
This is the first we've heard of Davis being under the weather, though it doesn't appear to be serious considering he's listed as probable. If for some reason he ends up missing Wednesday's contest, Cheick Diallo and Dante Cunningham would likely absorb his minutes at power forward.
Davis scored 37 points (7-19 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 22-23 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 34 minutes during Sunday's preseason win over the Bulls.
He and DeMarcus Cousins simply overwhelmed Chicago's frontcourt, as the duo combined for 59 points, 24 boards, and 12 assists. After playing in a career-high 75 games last season and posting his fourth straight campaign averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game, Davis will look to continue adding pieces to his already elite fantasy skill set.
Davis tallied 14 points (4-0 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-9 FT), seven rebounds and two blocked shots across 16 minutes in Friday's 102-91 preseason loss to the Thunder.
Davis' injury struggles are well-documented, so it makes perfect sense that the Pelicans are refraining from putting Davis into action when it isn't necessary. Still, he looked healthy and ready to go on Friday, contributing 16 minutes of floor time. With the enormous potential of Davis and DeMarcus Cousins playing together yet to be fully realized, the addition of Rajon Rondo might help move the ball around a bit better, giving the Twin Towers a better opportunity to put the Pelicans into the playoff conversation this year. Davis will likely be targeted in the first round in all formats.
Davis tallied 24 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 11-14 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 33 minutes during Tuesday's 113-109 loss to the Bulls.
Davis looked like his usual self during the team's preseason opener, though was more trigger-happy from beyond the arc than usual. With the team having minimal spacing in their starting five, that may be an area Davis increases his volume in. It's worth monitoring as the preseason progresses, as it could add a new wrinkle to his fantasy value.
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.
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