Bigger and stronger, the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis says he feels the same — a scary thought for the rest of the NBA _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis


Anthony Davis was named to the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The NBA’s coaches voted Davis into the game on Thursday night, making it Davis’ third straight appearance in the All Star Game. He’s just the second player in franchise history to do so.

He joins forwards Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and LaMarcus Aldridge along with guards Klay Thompson, James Harden and Chris Paul.

While the honor is significant for Davis, it won’t affect the lucrative extension on his contract, because he wasn’t elected by the fans to be a starter. If Davis is not named to one of the three All-NBA teams after the season, he will miss out on the “Derrick Rose Rule” which would allow him to command an extra $23 million on the five-year deal.

Davis is averaging 22.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 10th and 9th in the NBA respectively. His 23 double-doubles are the 8th most in the league despite missing five games entirely and parts of four others due to injury.

The official announcement will take place on TNT tonight at 6 p.m.