Everybody is expecting a monster year from Anthony Davis. Going into his fourth season and coming off his first career playoff appearance, Davis is a trendy preseason MVP pick, and there’s a lot of buzz around the Pelicans making a leap from fringe playoff team to bona fide contender under new coach Alvin Gentry. Davis is liking what he sees from his new coach so far.
“I feel great,” Davis said. “Great coach coming in with new schemes. Everybody’s coming back healthy. I think we can definitely be a great team in this league. It’s all about what we do out there on the floor.”
Gentry is a much more dynamic offensive coach than Monty Williams, and should be able to put Davis in a position to truly maximize his skillset, which is a scary thing for the rest of the league. There’s plenty of talent on this roster — the biggest question mark is whether the likes of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and even Davis himself can stay healthy. They’ve all had injury issues in recent years.