PHOENIX — Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said his injured shoulder is improved, but coach Monty Williams said the star’s participation against Phoenix on Friday night will be a game-time decision.
Davis sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night’s loss at Dallas.
He said he participated in the entire morning shootaround and that the injury is not as painful as a similar one he experienced in the same shoulder last season.
Williams said he generally errs on the side of caution if there is any concern about an injured player but would not speculate on whether that would be the case with Davis.
Meanwhile, Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said it will be a game-time decision whether Goran Dragic plays Friday night, meaning the game that will be televised on ESPN could be without the top stars.
Dragic did not sound optimistic. The Suns playmaker said his injured right ankle still is quite sore and he needs to be at 100 percent to play the way he needs to play.
Dragic sprained his ankle in the Suns’ loss to Houston on Sunday night. He sat out Tuesday night’s 109-86 loss at Utah, Phoenix’s most one-sided loss of the season.
Dragic said he’s sprained the ankle four or five times this season and this is the worst one.
He says it’s hard to sit out, though, with the team on a three-game losing streak and in a tough fight to stay in the playoff hunt.