New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis Looking to Step Into Leadership Role Next Season

By Dave Daniels
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When I saw young Anthony Davis’ performance in the Team USA Minicamp this summer it impressed me to a great degree, and it made me believe that he is about to make the jump to All Star status. He was going up against some of the best in the world, and he looked downright dominating at times.

His handling was impressive to say the least, and there was one block attempt where he literally caught the ball in midair with one hand. That could become a routine sight to see for the newly minted New Orleans Pelicans next season, but it will be interesting to see if they can sniff the playoffs at all. Something tells me they are not quite there as a team, but Davis will show amazing growth as a player.

Shoutout to the tweet below for pointing out Davis’ attitude towards next year.

Many have ridiculed the new team name, but honestly think it fits better than the Hornets ever did. They should have never left North Carolina. And Davis, the new face of the franchise, does kind of look like a giant unibrowed pelican. We will just have to wait and see though if he can become the first All Star in Pelicans’ history.

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