Anthony Davis PF/C NO 6 Days

Davis played 21 minutes and scored 13 points Thursday against the Mavericks.

Davis sprained his wrist earlier in the week, but was able to get back to playing Thursday. He didn't have any setbacks in the victory, and he should be completely ready to go come the Pelicans' home opener on Tuesday. Davis looks like a strong bet to have an outstanding year if he can stay healthy.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 9 Days

Davis practiced Tuesday, but had a protective wrap on his right wrist, the Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.

This was his first action since spraining his wrist during the third quarter of Monday's preseason game. Davis said he could have gone back in that game, but obviously with it being the preseason, the Pelicans didn't want to run him back out there. He is questionable for Thursday's preseason game, but all signs point to him being ready to go for the season opener.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 10 Days

Davis sprained his right wrist Monday at Washington and is questionable to return, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

After a hard fall Monday, Davis' wrist was wrapped by the training staff. The series of events will likely keep him out of commission for the remainder of Monday's exhibition, but not before destroying the Wizards' frontcourt to the tune of 14 points (7-8 FG), eight rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 21 minutes. Consider him day-to-day in advance of the Pelicans' final preseason tilt Thursday versus the Mavericks.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 24 Days

Davis (finger) is starting Monday's preseason game in Atlanta, the Pelicans' official site reports.

Davis is fending off a jammed left index finger, which he suffered in Saturday's preseason opener. However, X-rays were returned negative, and the forward is clear to resume his normal wreckage of opposing frontcourts on both ends of the court.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 26 Days

Davis jammed his left index finger in the first half of Saturday's preseason game against Miami and did not return, Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com reports. X-rays were negative.

Davis was medically cleared to return to the game in the second half, but the Pelicans saw no reason to push their talented youngster in a preseason game. We will keep an eye on this injury, but it seems unlikely to become a long-term issue.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 3 Months

Kevin Durant said Anthony Davis is "next in line" to win MVP.

If anyone besides LeBron James is a threat to unseat Durant as MVP, Davis is definitely one of the first players to come to mind. He exploded last season, averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 boards, 2.8 blocks and 1.3 steals in 67 games, but injuries have occurred a little too often. The Pelicans will obviously have to win more games, but fantasy owners don't care about Davis and No. 1 upside in standard leagues.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 3 Months

Anthony Davis has been hitting the weight room hard this offseason, and he has made it one of his goals to put on some size for the 2014-15 season.

"I knew that I needed to get stronger," said Davis. "So [hitting the weight room] was definitely one of the top priorities on the list... It's given me more ability to attack the basket, finish through contact and make sure guys don't knock me off my line when I'm driving to the basket. Or if I'm posting up or playing post defense. All of that matters, when it comes to strength." Davis had a fantastic sophomore season with the Pelicans, averaging 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. The sky's the limit for Davis, and he'll be a first round selection for the 2014-15 fantasy season.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 3 Months

Anthony Davis is excited to play power forward more often in 2014-15, while Omer Asik holds down the center position in the Pelicans' frontcourt.

"My game is really more of a power forward's," Davis said. "This is going to help my game a lot. I like playing the four ... [Asik] is another big body who can defend, rebound, runs the floor, a great passer. It's good for us." Davis has bulked up since the end of the regular season and he's been expanding his shooting range -- as long as he stays healthy, he's a lock for elite fantasy value.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 5 Months

Anthony Davis is working to improve his offensive arsenal this offseason with a corner 3-point shot, more post moves and a pull-up jumper off the dribble.

Davis has also raised eyebrows by packing on muscle since the end of the Pelicans' season, and he's no longer bothered by the back and ankle injuries which cut short his 2013-14 campaign. "When you see him it's like 'Wow, this kid is growing as we speak,'" said coach Monty Williams. "His shoulders, back, chest [are bigger]." Davis was an elite fantasy player this season with averages of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 blocks per game, but he also missed 15 games due to injury. The optimistic view is that his bulkier physique will help him withstand the rigors of an 82-game season, and he'll be the first big man off the board in fantasy drafts.

Anthony Davis PF/C NO 5 Months

Anthony davis has been hitting the weight room and is up to 237 pounds.

So the "added 15 pounds of muscle" storyline is starting already. Davis listed at 220 pounds and looked strong at a team workout on Monday. He flourished in his second season last year and is almost a lock to be an elite big man in fantasy leagues as long as he can stay healthy.