April 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams (right) instructs power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hornets 98-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis Continues To Put On Weight


The New Orleans Pelicans’ center Anthony Davis is currently part of the Team USA minicamp in Vegas and he continues to work on his game through the summer. One noticable change is that Davis is putting on weight and trying to get stronger. He wants to get up to 235 pounds before season starts.

“As far as this season, I’ll have that first season under my belt, so I won’t be as nervous or jittery going into games. I’ll know what to expect. That’s always a plus. I’m a lot stronger than I was a year ago. It’s all about getting better. I want to get up to 235 before the season starts, and play around 229, 230, somewhere around there. I’ve just got to continue to push.”

(via New Orelans Times-Picayune)

In his rookie season, Davis averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. It was a decent rookie campaign, but everyone agreed that Davis has to get stronger in order to be a dominant center in the NBA. Davis is still just 20 so his body continues to develop and last season he was listed at 220 pounds.

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