Pelicans News Around the Web (9/4/14)

Then & Now & Later: Anthony Davis
When he entered the 2012 draft after one season at Kentucky, Anthony Davis was considered the undisputed first overall pick. Read more

Kenneth Faried's and Anthony Davis' Motors Are Redefining Team USA
With a little help from big men Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, the United States looks to have forgotten it's playing without a handful of the NBA's top superstars, including 2014 MVP Kevin Durant and runners-up LeBron James and Blake Griffin. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans' Ryan Anderson announces he has been cleared for contact work
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson announced on his Twitter account Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to begin contact work. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans backup center Jeff Withey pushing to be a more consistent contributor
When the New Orleans Pelicans acquired Omer Asik in a trade with the Houston Rockets in July, they significantly upgraded their center spot with a proven talent. Read more