Anthony Davis May Miss Additional Time

Anthony Davis is set to a specialist for his injured hand and may miss additional time because of the ailment. According to his agent, Rich Paul, the fear is that he has a fracture in his left index finger, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

Davis injured his hand during the Pelicans-Blazers tilt last Friday and was expected to miss one to two weeks. If a fracture is confirmed, Davis could miss up to a month of action.

The 2018/19 campaign has been deemed a pivotal season for Davis and New Orleans, as the former No. 1 overall pick can become a highly-coveted free agent during the summer of 2020. If the Pelicans get a sense that Davis will walk, the franchise will have to consider trading him this upcoming offseason. Dealing him during the 2019/20 regular season wouldn’t provide another team much time to get Davis acclimated and that could drive down the value that rival teams are willing to give up in exchange for the big man.

New Orleans is currently just 3.5 games behind Utah for the eighth seed in the conference, though they’d also have to jump the Lakers, Kings, and Wolves to surpass the Jazz in the standings.

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