Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans finally got their first win of the 2016-17 season by beating the Milwaukee Bucks 112-106.
Anthony Davis led the team with 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks and 32 points.
But the Pelicans would fall to the lakers only 2 days later, losing 126-99.
People have been saying before the season even started that Anthony Davis would be an MVP candidate. Although he is a phenomenal player, averaging 31.3 points per game along with almost 2 steals and 2 blocks per game this season, he may be an MVP candidate but, he won’t win unless he has a team around him
If you look at former MVPs you usually see one thing in common, a great team. Look at the MVP of the last season, Stephen Curry. The last 2 years the Golden State Warriors have been amazing ending the last season with best record in NBA history, 73-9. Stephen Curry didn’t do that on his own, he and guys like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala led that team to that record. Look at Michael Jordan, when he played for the bulls he won 5 MVPs and when he did that he had guys like Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen on the team. LeBron James had guys like Dywane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen on his team when he won his MVP with the Miami Heat.
The New Orleans Pelicans have gone 1-9 so far this season. Anthony Davis can’t be the whole team, He may still be an MVP candidate, but I don’t think he will win the MVP unless he has a good team around him.
Information and stats from basketballreference.com
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