Pelicans’ Davis Working on Offensive Skills
Listed at 220 pounds as a rookie, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis confirmed the widespread belief that he’s bulked up since last season ended, showing a noticeable difference in his upper body. Through the weight training and conditioning program he’s followed under the guidance of Pelicans assistant coach/director of player performance Carlos Daniel, Davis should be able to hold his ground in the paint more effectively in 2013-14.
“I’ve gained at least 10 or 12 pounds,” Davis said, not far from the lunch line where he and his teammates will often select meals this season. “I want to gain at least five more before training camp starts. That’s the ideal goal for me and Carlos. I’ve just been (working) with Carlos a lot. They have me lifting weights. I’ve been staying on top of it, eating more, making sure I’m eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything helps. It’s showing. I’ve been working on everything. My shot, in the post, one-dribble pull-ups. You never know when you might need something.