The Anthony Davis for MVP bandwagon continues to grow after the New Orleans Pelicans picked up their 10th straight win Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis has been at the heart of New Orleans' franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak. It's possible the…
The newest member? Golden State forward Draymond Green, according to a report from ESPN.
The 2017 Defensive Player of the Year talked up Davis after the Pelicans' latest win, saying he thinks Davis could edge out Houston Rockets superstar James Harden, runner-up for MVP in two of the last three seasons, for the award.
"Houston is having a good (season), but I'm most impressed with New Orleans," Green said after a team shootaround Thursday. "With some of the games they won, with some of the numbers that AD has put up, has been incredible and they're doing that without DeMarcus (Cousins). I think there was kind of a consensus around the world that once DeMarcus went out, that they'd struggle, and yet, AD is putting them boys on his back... That's impressive."
Draymond Green on the Pelicans recent winning streak. I'm surprised how informed he is. pic.twitter.com/M0RzpTFApq— Kumar (@FearTheBrown) March 8, 2018
Davis is averaging 28.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 blocks in his sixth season in the league.
More impressively, he's averaged 35.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 3.1 blocks and 2.8 steals during the Pelicans' winning streak, including a 53-point outburst against the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 26 that led to a Western Conference Player of the Week nod.
While Davis is gaining ground in the MVP race, the award seems to be Harden's to lose. He's led the Rockets to a NBA best 51-13 record and a league-high 17-game winning streak while averaging 30.9 points, 8.9 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks.
Harden also has a league-best Player Efficiency Rating of 30.21, just ahead of Davis' 28.90 rating. Despite this, Green says Davis is making his case.
"If (New Orleans) keeps winning games at the rate they're winning and he keeps playing at the rate he's playing, who knows what happens," he said.
The Pelicans' chance to make franchise history with an 11th straight win comes Friday at the Smoothie King Center against the Washington Wizards.
The team will likely be without Davis for that game, however, after he sprained his ankle during the win against the Sacramento Kings.
Ever since Endymion rolled through the streets of New Orleans, the Pelicans have been winners.
New Orleans Pelicans superstar forward Anthony Davis is doubtful for Friday's 7 p.m. tipoff against the Washington Wizards with a sprained lef…
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