The New Orleans Pelicans (4-10) are off to a frustrating start this season, but Anthony Davis insists that he’s not discouraged.

The superstar big man says he is solely focused on improving his squad—and picking up their spirits.

A.D. has been spectacular—averaging 31.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and three blocks through 13 games—but Injuries have decimated the Pels:

“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.”

 

For Davis, the mandate of resurrecting these Pelicans is something he’s embraced. So, the question was asked: Have aspirations to win in New Orleans wavered amid the poor results and injury disappointment? […] “No, no, never,” Davis told The Vertical.

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