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Anthony Davis: ‘We’re tired of losing’ in New Orleans

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“I don’t really care what anyone says,” the four-time All-Star said. “We know what we’re doing, especially having an entire training camp with me, [DeMArcus Cousins], Jrue [Holiday], [Rajon] Rondo, and all these guys we have on our team, we feel like we have a shot against anybody. That’s our mindset coming in. We’re not worried about all the white noise and what other people are saying, more so what we’ve got to do in the locker room and on the court together.”

For two straight seasons, New Orleans has dug a hole with poor starts, partly due to widespread injuries (in 2015-16) or the absence of a key player (Holiday missed the first dozen games of 2016-17 for family reasons). The Pelicans later put together some excellent stretches during both seasons, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to overcome opening 0-6 and 0-8, respectively, before finally posting a victory. After making the playoffs just once in Davis’ five NBA seasons, he’s stressing the considerable urgency for New Orleans to win now.

“We’re tired of losing,” Davis said. “I think we’re doing the right things to try to make sure our chances are very high. We look good on paper. The entire organization – players, front office, coaches – we think the time is now. So we’re treating this like this is the season.”

“(A playoff berth is) what we are expecting. We definitely believe we have enough pieces on paper to make the playoffs, and not just make it, but actually make a run in the playoffs. Everyone is excited and everybody is prepared. It starts in training camp.”

Source: Jim Eichenhofer at Pelicans.com

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Report: Patrick Beverley to Miss Rest of Season

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After undergoing right knee surgery to repair a microfracture and a torn meniscus, LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

The microfracture recovery process is expected to take nine months, leaving Beverley with the expectation of a full recovery to return next season.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

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Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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