Barring any rest-game decisions, the Cleveland Cavaliers will bring their star-studded trio to the Smoothie King Center on Monday for their once-a-season visit to New Orleans. It appears as though the Pelicans will also have their All-Star in the lineup.
New Orleans second-year head coach Alvin Gentry said Sunday morning that Anthony Davis did not practice for a second straight day, with the fifth-year NBA veteran dealing with the right quad bruise he sustained Friday vs. Brooklyn. However, Gentry indicated that Davis will be ready to play against the Cavaliers by tomorrow night.
“I think he’ll be fine,” Gentry said of Davis’ status. “We’re trying to get him ready for the game, so it just didn’t make sense to have him out there banging around today in practice. We didn’t go that long, anyway. I want him ready for the game.”
Asked if he expects him to play, Gentry replied, “I think so. It’s one of those things that is nagging more anything. The layman’s term is a Charley horse, and you know how that is when you get hit with a knee in the thigh. It’s just soreness more than anything. He’s been getting treatment around the clock, so I think he’ll be fine.”