An­thony Davis

Inside Sport - - PUNTER’S CHANCE -

It’s not only about the stars on the move – there’s the cu­ri­ous case of Davis, the star who is stuck. He re­mains a fran­chise player; un­for­tu­nately, that fran­chise is New Or­leans, which hasn’t been able to par­lay Davis’s splen­did tal­ents into some­thing sub­stan­tial (one play­off ap­pear­ance) over his five sea­sons. Even with fel­low star big Boo­gie Cousins at his side, the Pel­i­cans would need a best-case sce­nario to be a play-off team in the loaded west­ern con­fer­ence. If the losses pile up again, ex­pect the trade rum­blings to start: Bos­ton, which still has a bag full of pieces it could send out, or Chicago, which is Davis’s home­town. Amid this un­cer­tainty, is an MVP sea­son plau­si­ble? For Davis, maybe – he is that good.

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