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Anthony Davis Has Expressed His Frustration With Having To Carry The Pelicans


There's no doubt that Anthony Davis faces one of the toughest jobs in the NBA at the moment.

The 25-year-old is the face of the New Orleans Pelicans franchise and has been for some time, and after the departure of DeMarcus Cousins this past summer to the Golden State Warriors, it's now -- again -- all up to Davis to carry the Pelicans to the playoffs, and The Brow is feeling the pressure.

Speaking to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Davis says he faces a lot of pressure to help the Pelicans win, more than his other teammates, but is ultimately fine with it.

"If we lose, it's on me. If we win, they give my team the credit and I'm fine with that."

"So, I got to play almost perfect every night to give us a chance to win," he said. "But my teammates do a great job. Even the games I didn't play, those guys have been battling night in and night out to get victories. ... I don't try to put too much pressure on myself, but I know it's there."

In the games Davis has played in this season, he's been a monster, averaging 25.2 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.2 blocks and 2.0 steals while shooting 49.4 percent from the field, and 45.5 percent from three-point range, resulting in 4 wins and 1 loss for New Orleans. When Davis hasn't played due to an elbow injury, the Pelicans have lost every single game, showing just how important Davis is to their success this season.