New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis will be shelved for the remainder of the 2013-2014 campaign.
The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, has been battling back spasms for the past week.
Davis averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 blocks over 67 games.
Despite Davis’ brilliance, New Orleans (32-46) remains in the basement of the Southwest Division.
Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, “Unibrow” appeared a bit stronger as an NBA sophomore.
Accordingly, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound Davis overwhelmed defenders and looked unstoppable in the paint.
Quick, explosive and able to expertly run the court, the former Wildcat routinely compiled double-doubles and became a commanding force in the association.
Dismissing their atrocious mark, the Pelicans were a somewhat difficult adversary with Davis protecting the basket.
Following a breakout season on the hardwood, expect Anthony Davis to stockpile MVP votes next year in “The Big Easy.”by