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.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) November 21, 2016
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.