Struggling Pelicans Need a Leader, and Anthony Davis Isn’t Stepping Up

January 13th, 2016 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — Much was given…

"I think Anthony Davis will win the MVP next year. That's my early prediction. Anthony Davis will win the MVP."
— Zach Lowe, Grantland

"Davis should be even better this season, cementing himself as the MVP and the NBA's best player moving forward."
— Tim Bontemps, New York Post

"Bottom line: Davis is either already better than [LeBron] James or just about eye-to-eye."
— Tom Haberstroh, ESPN

…so production of biblical proportions was required.

For the 11-26 New Orleans Pelicans, this season has been so hollow that all those rave previews for Davis readily echo.

The team defense has been especially disappointing, but the Pelicans' numbers on either side of the ball don't translate into a record this horrible. Yet there it is. Something is amiss, and it's simplistic to absolve Davis of responsibility because his individual stats are still very good.

This is a great example of how stats don't tell the complete story of who is most valuable, or most successf ...

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