The 20-year-old Davis, who had clearly recovered from last spring’s MCL sprain and bruise to his left knee, is out indefinitely.
Davis was averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and a league-best 3.9 blocks over 16 games.
Sitting with the Memphis Grizzlies in the basement of the Southwest Division, New Orleans (8-8) is finished if Davis can’t return within six weeks.
Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, “Unibrow” had appeared a bit stronger and more powerful since being hindered by various injuries throughout the 2012-2013 campaign.
Consequently, the 6-foot-10, 220 pound Davis has overwhelmed defenders and been unstoppable in the paint.
Quick, explosive and able to expertly run the court, the former Wildcat’s routinely compiled double-doubles and become a dominant force in the association.
Despite their mediocre mark, the Pelicans could have been a nasty adversary with Davis protecting the basket.
Conversely, with Anthony Davis shelved, visitors to “The Big Easy” will have a simple time on the hardwood.by