New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis has become a force in NBA

Anthony Davis, Kevin Love
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis tries to work past Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the Pelicans’ loss Monday.
(Mark Duncan / Associated Press)

Anthony Davis has become a force in the NBA.

The New Orleans Pelicans All-Star 6-10 power forward has become a tower of strength because he delivers in all facets of the game.

He can score and play defense.

He can rebound, make assists, get steals, make his free throws and make his teammates better.


At just 21 and in just his third season in the NBA, Davis is on his way to becoming one of the superstars in the NBA.

It generally has been considered that Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are the top three power forwards in the NBA.

But Davis is right there with them.

After he had 27 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocked shots Monday night during the Pelicans’ loss to Cleveland, Cavaliers forward LeBron James was impressed.


“He’s one of the elite players,” James told the media after the game.

Davis is among the league-leaders in several categories.

He’s ranked third in scoring (24.5) and first in both rebounds (13.0) and blocked shots (4.17).

He’s also averaging 2.2 assists and 2.5 steals a game.

He’s making 51.8% of his shots and 81.4% of his free throws.

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