The New Orleans Pelicans will be without star player Anthony Davis for 1-2 weeks after he was diagnosed with a sprained finger Saturday morning.
Davis got injured during the Pelicans’ 128-112 loss to the Portland Trailblazers Friday night. He contributed 27 points and seven rebounds in the game despite playing with taped fingers at some point. He left play 1:18 minutes into the game to take care of his finger.
With the latest news, the Pelicans faces an uphill battle as they approach two of the league’s best teams: the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets. New Orleans will face both teams before the month ends, meaning Davis might not participate in either game.
Playing without Davis will obviously be a big blow to the team. The 25-year-old has already been voted for the All-Star game after an average of 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game this season.
Aside from the injuries, Davis has also been the subject of player tampering, with the Los Angeles Lakers having already shown interest in him. He’s also very confident in his abilities and sees himself as the “best player in the league.
“Honestly, I see myself as the best player in the league, most dominant player in the league, Davis said last October.