Report: Anthony Davis 'Good to Play' in All-Star Game Despite Shoulder Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2019

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
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New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis is "good to play" in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Stein previously reported Davis would test the injury in pregame warm-ups to determine if he would play.

Davis was injured in his team's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, and an MRI showed a muscle contusion. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported the injury was considered "nothing too bad."

The 25-year-old has also been limited by a finger injury over the past few weeks, though he deserves to play Sunday based on his production during the season.

Heading into the second half of the year, Davis is averaging 28.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, all of which would either tie or set new career highs. While trade rumors have surrounded him throughout the past month, this exhibition would allow him to showcase his ability without his team-related question marks.

The superstar has shown in the past what he is capable of in an All-Star Game, winning MVP in 2017 when he scored 52 points for the Western Conference squad. Although he only had 12 points last year, he can clearly put on a show when given the opportunity.

Team LeBron would have been pretty small on the court if Davis couldn't play, with only Karl-Anthony Towns as a true center on the roster.

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