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Pelicans forward Anthony Davis


New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was nominated for two awards, but came away empty at the inaugural NBA Players’ Association Awards.

The awards, voted on by the players in the leaguer, were announced on Tuesday night on BET.

Davis was nominated for “Best Defender” and “Player you secretly wished was on your team.”

He was beat out in the two categories, respectively, by DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers and LeBron James of the Cavaliers.

Davis finished fourth in the league in scoring at 24.4 points per game, was seventh in field goal percentage (53.5) and averaged 10.2 rebounds per game (eighth in the league) as the Pelicans went 45-37 and reached the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Golden State guard Steph Curry won two awards, being named “Hardest To Guard” and “Best Clutch Player.”

Curry, who was voted league’s Most Valuable Player by the media after the season, didn’t win that distinction in the player voting.

Houston Rockets guard was announced as Most Valuable Player on Tuesday night of the Players Awards.

Other winners were:

Oscar Robertson Visionary Award: Chris Paul (Clippers)

Best Homecourt Advantage: Oracle Arena (Golden State)

Man of the Year: Ray Allen

Gamechanger Award: Allen Iverson

Winners of the other awards (Best Rookie, Global Impact Award, Coach you Most Want to Play For) were not announced during the broadcast.