This was the concern about Anthony Davis playing out the string.
After not getting traded at the deadline — despite Davis and his agent making a push for it to happen and the Lakers trying to end the saga quickly — Davis is out there on the court for New Orleans and the worry (for everyone involved) is he gets injured.
Thursday night he did. On the final play of the first half in the last game before the All-Star break, Davis contested a Nerlens Noel shot and in fouling the Thunder big Davis suffered a shoulder injury.
Davis didn’t play the second half, leaving the building with agent Rich Paul to get an MRI.
Quickly two questions popped up: How serious is it? And will Davis play in the All-Star Game Sunday?
Fortunately, it’s just a shoulder bruise, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. As for the All-Star Game, it’s up in the air but I would bet he plays (just maybe in more limited minutes, even for an ASG).
The Pelicans have 23 games left. How much of Davis will we see down the stretch in those contests?