Anthony Davis to sit when Pelicans play Lakers

NBA.com Global on Feb 24, 2019 07:26 AM
Anthony Davis to sit when Pelicans play Lakers
FILE - DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 17, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will not play Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) against the Lakers in order to rest after playing Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Indianapolis.

Davis played 20 minutes in Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) 126-111 loss to the Pacers, tallying 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

New Orleans interim general manager Danny Ferry said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) that Davis would see limited minutes the rest of the season while New Orleans focuses ''on the future of the team.''

Davis has made it clear he won't re-sign with New Orleans when his contract ends after next season, so the Pelicans plan to scale back his usage. He still has to play, though, due to NBA rules that dictate healthy players must suit up, especially on the road and on national television.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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