Through the first couple of weeks to start the season, the New Orleans have been off to a slow start. They currently hold a 6-10 record, which has among the worst records in the Western Conference. Despite the lack of success in New Orleans, Anthony Davis has kept the outside noise away from himself.
“My desire to win here is the same,” Davis told The Vertical. “I go out there and play. I don’t care what the record is. I just go out there and play. I have to lead this team and make sure my guys are always happy and high energy. I don’t care what people say about our team. They’re not in our locker room seeing us, not part of our group. That’s all white noise.
“I just try to control what I can: go out there and compete.”
Davis has been a one-man wrecking crew for much of the season averaging veraging 31.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks through 16 games. He has had to carry the offensive load for much of that given the amount of injuries the team has suffered to prominent players That said, the Pelicans have picked it up a notch since the return of Jrue Holiday climbing up the standings.
However, if New Orleans misses the playoffs once again there will be even more outside pressure for Davis to consider playing elsewhere. He had continued to voice his desire to stay committed to franchise, but if he were to entertain that thought there will be plenty of suitors for his services. This is something to certainly watch as the season rolls on.