Anthony Davis underwent surgery on his knee in March that ruled him out for 3-4 months. Davis still hasn't been cleared yet, which has forced him to focus on the mental aspects of the game.
"I really have never watched Summer League that closely, but I’ve been watching a lot of it now for some reason," said Davis. "I can’t get on the floor just yet, so I look at old tape of myself from last season, and the season before last to try and figure out what I can do to be better. I have a lot of tape from the team to figure out what we can do to be better as a team, offensively and defensively. That’s really been it. Just relax. I play a lot of 2K and end up picking the Pelicans. I just love the game of basketball, so I love to stay involved in it."
The New Orleans Pelicans were banged up all season long.
"All you could do was try and battle through adversity," said Davis. "Guys were getting hurt left and right. We’re bringing in guys every day to try and fill our roster out, but there was nothing we could do about it. We just had to go out there and use what we had. I liked the way we ended the season, though. Guys came in, played hard, competed and that’s all you can ask for with the situation we were in. Now our guys are getting back on the right track. We’re going to try and do better next year."
Davis likes the offseason moves the Pelicans have made.
"I feel that we did pretty well in the draft by picking an exceptional talent in Buddy Hield. We picked up a lot of good pieces: Terrence Jones, Solomon Hill, E’Twaun Moore. So I think we’re going to be very good this year. We have to come in and work and play hard."