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New Orleans Pelicans might shut down Anthony Davis for the season

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 19, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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New Orleans Pelicans All-Star power forward Anthony Davis will miss Sunday's game due to a knee injury and the club is considering shutting him down for the season.

Davis injured his left knee in Friday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Pelicans are waiting on further information. Davis also is dealing with a shoulder injury.

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New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters that shutting down Davis is a viable option.

"I wouldn't say no to that. I wouldn't say no to that," Gentry told reporters. "I think we've got to be smart collectively, along with him. And like I said, I think we'll know a lot more after they talk to the doctors. And then I think there can be some decisions made. I think that's something that he would definitely have to consider."

Davis was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. His injury occurred when he banged knees with Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum late in the first half on Friday.

Davis is averaging 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

There is speculation Davis will resist being shut down because he has a chance to make $24 million per terms of his contract extension if he makes All-NBA first-team, second-team or third-team.

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