New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps said Thursday that superstar power forward Anthony Davis, who was shut down after playing 61 games last season, will likely begin this season active with no medical restrictions, per NOLA.com’s John Reid:
Anthony Davis is expected to be medically cleared to start the season with no restrictions, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said at a season-ticket event for fans at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday night.
Davis underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a tendinopathy and a stress reaction problem in his left knee cap. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season, but he did not require surgery on his left shoulder.
Demps also told fans that small forward Quincy Pondexter participated in his first ‘full go’ workout on Wednesday and they are excited to get him back in the fold with training camp opening on Sept. 24.
The oft-injured Pelicans are looking to have a healthy season. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case for the team to open the season even if Davis and Pondexter are healthy. Point guard Jrue Holiday and swingman Tyreke Evans will both miss the start of the 2016-17 season.