After a respectable 9-8 start to the 2013-14 NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans have a tough four to six weeks ahead of them. Because that's how much time their big man Anthony Davis will miss with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand, which he suffered in Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.
Averaging 18.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game, Davis is obviously going to be a difficult player for the Pelicans to replace on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. However, if New Orleans is able to whether the storm and remain competitive in the stacked Western Conference by the time Anthony returns, they could make a serious push for the playoffs.
[via Eye On Basketball]