Monty Williams wants Anthony Davis to take at least 20 shots per game


Anthony Davis is making the leap we all expected him to make, becoming a superstar and taking the NBA by storm. Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants to make sure Davis gets plenty of touches, saying he wants the Brow to take at least 20 shots per game.

From the Times-Picayune‘s John Reid:

”Anthony cannot be in a game and not touch the ball,”Williams said after his meeting with players. ”We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night. ”And that’s on me too. As much as I draw up plays for him, run the offense through him, the guys on the floor has to know it. When they don’t do it, I’ve got to make sure they get him the ball. Because he’s not a selfish player, he’s going to make the right plays. And our guys know that.”

So far this season, Davis is averaging 17.7 shot attempts per game through 13 games. His numbers have been ridiculous: 25.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game. If the Pelicans make the playoffs, he will likely be the frontrunner for the league’s MVP trophy. Nobody in the NBA is playing better than him this season, period.

It’s good that Williams recognizes that and wants him to get the ball more.