BirdFeed: Anderson Set to Have Surgery

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

But cheer up, we've got Anthony Davis to carry us all!

- Per a Pelicans press release, Ryan Anderson's season is officially over and he's slated to go under the knife next month:

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated cervical disc. Anderson was injured on January 3, 2014 in a game against the Boston Celtics.

After consulting with a team of physicians, it has been determined that surgery will provide Anderson the best opportunity to have a full recovery. Anderson will undergo surgery on April 8, 2014.

From the bottom of all the hearts of Pelican nation, we wish Ryno the best! God Bless and get well soon. A playoff run next season awaits.

- It's fine to draw some parallels to other greats, but it's time to put an end to most comparisons -- Anthony Davis has no equal. Rob Mathoney explains this well in today's Point Forward of Sports Illustrated. Here's an excerpt:

He has the soft touch of a skilled shooter, the blanket reach to anchor zone defensive principles, the vertical extension to dominate opponents on a different plane, the balance to slither through crowds on the pick-and-roll, the height and timing to rack up rebounds, and the ball control to improvise as necessary. Were a forward-thinking coach to list out the basketball qualities that would best position a player for NBA success, it would likely read similarly if it weren’t dismissed as wishful thinking. That arrangement of skills and size is fantastic in the purest definitional sense — so expansive that it hardly seems real.

At the time of the Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans trades, those in favor of them, pointed to Davis' greatness around the corner. So while pairing Davis with the allure of cheap potential in the form of draft picks might have worked, Dell Demps smartly went for the sure thing. Getting Batman his Robins now. You know how most small market teams can increase their chances of retaining a star for most of his career? By keeping him happy -- the Pelicans gave Davis the space to develop but decided to not take a chance suffocating him on a poor team for at least several seasons.

- If you're in the mood for an article regarding pelicans without involving a basketball, THIS PIECE is a gem.

Kenny Brown is known as 'Pelican Man' around the county.

"Beautiful, I love them," said Brown.

Every day he's on a personal mission to rescue injured pelicans.

"7 days a week I get home at 2 in the morning, every day rescuing," said Brown.

This is the time of the year the birds migrate north. But when they're injured, they can't make the trip.

Brown says the most common pelican injuries come from fishing lines and loose hooks. His rescues often start with a call from boaters or fishermen who spot the birds in trouble out on the water.

"You see that injury and look at him, look hows he's suffering... I'm not going to let him suffer," said Brown.

Bravo Kenny Brown!!!

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