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Selected by New Orleans with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Has played in 466 games (461 starts) with averages of 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals…He has recorded 71 performances of 20-plus points/15-plus rebounds, 30-plus points 128 times, and 40-plus points in 30 contests…Recorded 15 or more rebounds on 83 occasions and five-plus blocks 56 times…
2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.6 blocks in 56 starts for New Orleans, being named to the All-Star game for the sixth consecutive season
• Shot .517 from the field, .331 from 3-point range and .794 from the line
• Davis recorded 20 games of 30 or more points, including seven 40+ point performances
• Broke franchise records for free throws made and attempted in a quarter, going 12-of-13 in the third frame vs. CLE (1/9). Became one of just nine players in NBA history to record at least 38 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in a game
• Scored 34 points and grabbed a career-high and franchise record 26 rebounds at BKN (1/2), also setting the franchise record for defensive rebounds (21) in a game. Became the third player since the turn of the century to record at least 34 points and 26 rebounds in a game, joining Dwight Howard (1/18/16) and Chris Webber (1/5/01)
• Recorded a season-high 48 points to go with 17 rebounds in the Pelicans’ 114-112 win over Dallas at the Smoothie King Center on 12/28. The game marked Davis’ ninth career 45-point, 15-rebound effort, the most such games by a player since the ABA-NBA Merger in 1976 (Shaquille O’Neal ranks second in the category with seven career games)
• Over 10 games from 12/10-1/2, Davis compiled 331 points and 157 rebounds, becoming the first player since Shaquille O’Neal (March, 1994) to amass at least 325 points and 150 rebounds in a 10-game span within a single season
• Tallied 27 points, five blocks, and a career-high nine assists vs. DAL (12/5)
• Named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Nov. 11-18
• Davis finished the week with averages of 34.3 points (ranked second in the NBA), 14.0 rebounds (fourth in the NBA) and 2.0 blocks (T-fifth in the NBA)
• Davis finished the week as one of just five players (at least 50 field-goal attempts) to shoot at least .500 from the floor, .400 from three-point range and .850 from the free-throw line
• The Player of the Week honors marked the fifth of Davis’s career…Recorded his 1000th career block vs. BKN (10/26), becoming the fifth youngest player in NBA history to do so (25 years, 229 days).
2017-18 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.6 blocks in 75 starts for New Orleans, being named to the All-Star game for the fifth time in his career and as a starter for the third time • Earned All-NBA First Team honors for the second consecutive year (third time overall) and earned All-Defensive First Team honors for the first time in his career, joining teammate Jrue Holiday • Finished in top three for MVP and Defensive Player of the Year voting, becoming just the 14th player in league history to finish top three for both awards in the same season…Shot .534 from the field, .340 from 3-point range and .828 from the line • Davis recorded 32 games of 30 or more points, including eight 40+ point performances • Earned the March/April KIA’s NBA Western Conference Player of the Month Award – his second consecutive month earning the honor – after averaging 28.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 3.7 blocks over his final 20 appearances of the regular season • Notched his first career triple-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and a franchise-record 10 blocks vs. UTA (3/11), becoming the first player to record a triple-double with blocks since Hassan Whiteside (2/5/16) • Named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Feb. 28-Mar. 4 • Davis averaged a league-best 34.0 points during the week to go along with 15.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks, ranked third in the NBA in both categories • The Player of the Week honors are the fourth of Davis’s career, and the second of the season, making him the first player in franchise history to earn multiple Player of the Week honors in the same season since Chris Paul (2008-09) • Named February’s KIA NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for the first time in his career, averaging an NBA-best 35.0 points per game, 13.0 rebounds (ranked 3rd in the NBA), 2.5 steals (ranked 1st in the NBA) and 2.2 blocks (ranked 2nd in the NBA in at least nine games played) • Tallied a season-high 53 points to go along with a season-high-tying 18 rebounds, and five blocks, becoming the first player in NBA history to do so vs. PHX (2/26) and hitting career marks for free throw attempts and makes, going 21-of-26 at the charity stripe • Scored 44 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to go along with a season-high of six steals in a double overtime win at BKN (2/10), joining Bob McAdoo as the only other player in NBA history to record multiple career games of 40 points, 15 rebounds and five steals • In a span of just six days, Davis became the franchise’s all-time leading rebounder (1/28 vs. LAC) and scorer (2/2 at OKC), passing David West in both the categories with West tallying 8,690 points and 3,853 rebounds in eight seasons as a New Orleans Hornet • Tallied 45 points and 16 boards in an overtime win at BOS (1/16), becoming first player to post such numbers on the road against the Celtics since Bob McAdoo (3/21/75) • Scored 48 points at NYK (1/14), becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to have back-to-back 40-point games on the road at MSG • In each of the first three games this season, recorded at least 25 points and 15 rebounds, becoming only the second player in the last 40 years to record those figures in each of his first three games, joining Kevin Garnett…
2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.3 steals and 2.1 assists in 75 contests (all starts) while shooting .504 from the field en route to being named a starter in the NBA All-Star Game for the second time in his career (fourth overall appearance)• Scored an All-Star Game record 52 points, en route to being named the game’s MVP for the first time in his career • Finished the season ranked 4th in PPG, 7th in RPG and 2nd in BPG, becoming just the 8th player in NBA history to finish the season in the top seven of all three categories • Named to All-NBA First Team All-Defensive Second Team…Set franchise records for points, free throws made and attempted, field goals made and defensive rebounds in a season • Recorded 43 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds, 20-plus points 59 times, and 30-plus points in 36 contests • Recorded double-digit rebounds on 49 occasions and five-plus blocks six times • Recorded his 7,000th career point vs. DET (3/1) at age 23 years, 355 days, becoming the eighth youngest player in NBA history to score 7,000 points, passing Shareef Abdur-Rahim on the list • Became the third player in franchise history to score 7,000 points, joining Chris Paul and David West • Recorded his 750th career block at MIN (2/10), becoming the fifth youngest player (23 years, 335 days) in NBA history to eclipse the 750 mark • Grabbed his 3000th career rebound vs. ORL (1/18)…Became the only player since 1983 to have 40 points, 18 boards, and three blocks in under 30 minutes played vs. NYK (1/9) • From 12/30-1/9, strung together five consecutive games with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds, joining Charles Barkley (twice), Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin Love as the only players with such a streak since 1985 • Scored 28 points to go with a career-high 22 rebounds and four blocks vs. MIA (12/23), becoming the first player since Shaquille O’Neal on 3/21/04 to have at least 28 points, 22 rebounds, and four blocks in a contest • Named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played 11/14-11/20, in which he averaged 33.7 points, 13.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 2.0 steals in three contests • Scored 45 points and grabbed 17 boards vs. GSW (10/28), making him the third player in the last 40 years to record back-to-back games with at least 45 points and 15 rebounds, joining Charles Barkley (1988) and Moses Malone (1982). This was the first time in franchise history a player has recorded back-to-back 40-point performances • Tallied 50 points, 15 boards, five assists, four blocks, and five steals vs. DEN (10/26), the first player in NBA history to do so • Tied a career high with 34 FGA • Davis became just the second player since the 1963-64 season to register 50 or more points on opening night, joining Michael Jordan, who had two such performances • Davis set seven New Orleans opening night franchise records, including points (which he had set by halftime with 28 – previous record was 26, which AD set 10/28/14 vs. ORL), defensive rebounds (15), steals, field goals made (17) and attempted (34), and free throws made (16) and attempted (17)
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.9 assists in 61 contests (all starts) while shooting .493 from the field en route to being named to the NBA All-Star Game for the third time in his career • Was the only player in the NBA to be ranked in the top 10 of PPG (7th), RPG (9th) and BPG (4th) • Was one of just two players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, and the only player in the NBA to average 20 and 10 with two blocks per game • Recorded 30 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds, 20-plus points 42 times, and 30-plus points in 14 contests • Recorded double-digit rebounds on 37 occasions and five-plus blocks three times • Ruled out for the season on March 20th due to a torn labrum and a left knee injury • Became the franchise’s all-time leader in career point/rebound double-doubles, recording 29 points and 11 rebounds for his 128th career point/rebound double-double, surpassing David West vs. UTA (3/5)• Scored a career-high and franchise record 59 points on 24-of-34 shooting to go along with a season-high 20 rebounds in a win at DET (2/21), becoming the youngest player in NBA history to score at least 59 points in a game, and the third player in NBA history to record at least 55 points and 20 rebounds in a game, joining Wilt Chamberlain (four times) and Shaquille O’Neal (2001)• Scored his 5,000th career point at OKC (2/11)• Tied a career-high with seven assists vs. DAL (1/6)• Tied a then-career-high mark with 43 points vs. ATL (11/6), with 33 points coming in the second half, setting the franchise record for points in a half• Scored his 4,000th career point vs. ORL (11/3)• Notched his 100th double-double vs. GSW (10/31)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, 1.5 steals and 2.2 assists in 68 contests (all starts) en route to being named a starter in the NBA All-Star Game for the first time of his career (2nd selection)• Named to All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive Second Team • Finished fifth in MVP voting • Named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from 3/9-3/15 • Received the January NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable efforts throughout New Orleans • Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 46 times, and in rebounds 40 times, recording 42 double-doubles • Led the NBA in blocked shots per game (2.9) • Recorded 39 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds • Recorded 20-plus points 53 times, and 30-plus points in 17 contests • Recorded double-digit rebounds on 42 occasions and five-plus blocks 11 times • He missed 14 games due to a multitude of injuries that included a chest contusion, toe sprain, adductor strain, shoulder sprain, and ankle sprain • Flirted with a quadruple-double in a 2OT loss vs. DEN (3/15), tallying 36 points, 14 rebounds, nine blocks, and a career-high seven assists in a career-high 50 minutes • Returned from his shoulder injury and put on a 39-point, 13-rebound, eight-block performance in a win vs. DET (3/4), also becoming the franchise’s all-time blocks leader, surpassing David West’s mark of 435 • Scored 41 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to lift the Pelicans to a win at OKC (2/6) • Trailing by one point with 12.3 seconds remaining, hit two free throws, stole an inbounds pass, hit two more free throws, and grabbed defensive rebound to help seal 109-106 win over DAL (1/25), finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and five steals • Played in his hometown of Chicago for the first time in his NBA career, recording 29 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks 12/27
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.6 assists in 67 contests (66 starts) en route to being named an NBA All-Star for the first time of his career…Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 27 times, and in rebounds 45 times, recording 36 double-doubles • Led the NBA in blocked shots per game (2.8) • Recorded 27 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds • Recorded 20-plus points 39 times, and 30-plus points in 9 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 23 occasions and five-plus blocks 13 times • He missed 15 games due to a multitude of injuries that included a fractured hand, illness, ankle soreness, and back spasms • Tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds before being disqualified with six fouls for the first time in his career at CHA (2/21) • Set a then-career-high in blocked shots (9) vs. PHI (11/16)
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW ORLEANS:
• Averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assists in 64 contests (60 starts) en route to being named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team • Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 10 times, and in rebounds 20 times • Led all rookies in rebounds per game (8.2), blocks per game (1.8), steals per game (1.2) and double-doubles (20) • Ranked fourth in points per game (13.5) among all rookies • Recorded six performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds • Recorded 20-plus points 10 times, and double digit points in 44 contests • Recorded double-digit rebounds on 23 occasions and five-plus blocks twice • Led the team with 21 points while adding seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot vs. SAS (10/31) in season opener.
In 13 playoff appearances for New Orleans (all starts), Davis holds averages of 30.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 2.5 blocks in 40.8 minutes per game while shooting .526 from the floor and .850 from the foul line
2018 Playoffs (New Orleans):
• In nine starts with New Orleans, Davis averaged 30.1 points, 13.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.3 blocks in 39.8 minutes per game • Shot .520 from the floor and .828 from the foul line • Set a Pelicans playoff record with 47 points to go with 10 rebounds and three blocks in NOP’s series-clinching win over Portland in Game 4, notching the most points in a series-clinching win since Kobe Bryant had 48 points in Game 4 of the 2001 Western Conference Semifinals against Sacramento and becoming just the second player in NBA Playoff history to put up 47/11/3 in a game, joining Hakeem Olajuwon, who posted 49 points, 25 rebounds and six blocks 5/14/87 at Seattle
2015 Playoffs (New Orleans):
• In four starts with New Orleans against GSW in the 2015 Playoffs, Davis averaged 31.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 3.0 blocks in 43.0 minutes per game…Shot .540 from the floor and .889 from the foul line • Became the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds through his first four playoff games, joining Bob McAdoo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain.
COLLEGE (University of Kentucky 2011-2012):
• Left Kentucky for the NBA after leading the Wildcats to a National Championship while being named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player in his freshman season • Won six of the seven major National Player of the Year awards, getting the nod from the AP, USBWA and Basketball Times, and capturing the Wooden, Adolph Rupp and Naismith awards • Led the nation in blocks (4.65 bpg), while leading the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (10.4 rpg) and field goal percentage (.623) • Broke school and SEC records as well as the NCAA freshman record for blocks in a season (186)…Finished the season with 20 double-doubles, tops in the SEC and tied for the UK freshman record • Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC All-Defensive Team • Winner of the 2011-12 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year • Averaged 13.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.8 blocks in NCAA Tournament • Tied NCAA Championship game record for blocks (6) • Also grabbed 16 rebounds in that contest, vs. Kansas • In the Final Four vs. Louisville, posted 18 points (7-of-8 FGs), 14 rebounds and five blocks • Contributed 18 points (6-9 FGs), 11 rebounds, six blocks and two steals vs. Baylor in the Elite Eight • Notched 15 points with 12 rebounds and five assists in a win over Iowa St. • During the regular season, tallied a career-high 28 points on 10-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds, five blocks and two steals vs. Vanderbilt • Had a career-high 18 rebounds, along with 14 points and five blocks vs. Chattanooga.
• Has received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award twice (March 2016; January 2015) in recognition of his charitable efforts throughout New Orleans • In 2014 launched “AD’s Flight Academy” which consists of monthly events with various groups in the Greater-New Orleans area during the season • Provided over 3,700 tickets to underprivileged children to attend a Pelicans game during the 2017-18 season • Hosted his first annual basketball camp in New Orleans in the summer of 2017 • Served Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of underprivileged families at New Orleans Mission • For the holiday season, took over 200 children from local nonprofits and gave them their very own shopping spree at Target • Gave a mother of two from the local Kingsley House the brand new Kia he was awarded for winning the 2017 NBA All-Star MVP…Averaged 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds for gold medal winning Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup • Member of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team that captured the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game while shooting .647 from the floor for Team USA • Averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago • Named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks • Registered 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the McDonald’s All-American Game…Posted 16 points with 10 rebounds for the USA team in the Nike Hoops Summit • One of four finalists for the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year Award and five finalists for the Naismith Award • A Parade first team All-American • Named all-conference three consecutive years while in high school • Stood just 6-3 at the start of his junior year of high school before a growth spurt took him to 6-10.