Friday was not a good day for Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans' superstar suffered a non-contact injury during the team's game against the Utah Jazz, which left him rolling around on the ground in serious pain. He was taken to the locker room on a wheelchair, according to several sources. Davis had to be helped off the court and did not return. In the four seasons prior to the 2016-17 campaign, Davis played in no more than 68 games in any single season due to various injuries.
Dante Cunningham, who re-signed with the team this offseason will likely get the nod to start in Davis' absence, giving the Pelicans another deep threat in the starting lineup after shooting a career-high 39 percent from the field last season.
Earlier in the day, Davis was assessed a $25,000 fine by the National Basketball Association for his actions during the Pelicans' Wednesday night home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. If he misses any significant amount of time, it would be an bad blow for a New Orleans Pelicans team that is now the seventh seed in the Western Conference.