Pelicans’ Anthony Davis a gametime decision Wednesday vs. Pistons

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Anthony Davis has been sidelined the last six games with a shoulder injury, but after going through contact drills on Tuesday, he’s being listed as a gametime decision for Wednesday’s contest against the Pistons.

From Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans’ website:

His shoulder has improved in recent days and “feels good” on the morning of Wednesday’s home gameday, but a final determination on Anthony Davis’ status will be determined later today. Davis (right shoulder), who has missed the past six games due to injury, is a game-time decision for the 7 p.m. contest against the Detroit Pistons.

“I’ve been getting treatment, getting back strong,” the two-time All-Star said after participating in Pelicans shootaround. “It feels better, so we’ll see how it is prior to the game, closer to game time.”

The Pelicans won five of the six games Davis missed, including the one in which the injury occurred where he played just nine minutes. That’s important, because even with the recent surge from the Thunder, New Orleans has been able to keep pace in the standings, and trails Oklahoma City by just a single game for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

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Davis’ play earlier in the season had some putting him in the MVP conversation. He’s averaging 23.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots in 35.3 minutes per contest.