Anthony Davis is racking up firsts at an amazing rate this season. His first selection as an All-Star Starter. The first player ever to record his ridiculous stat line last night. Now, after an excellent week Davis has been selected the Western Conference Player of the Week for the first time. The announcement, from the Pelicans, is below.
Not only has his production in typical AD stats increased, but Davis is beginning to branch out. In his previous 182 games Anthony Davis recorded five or more assists just once, on March 7th, 2014 against the Milwaukee Bucks. This week Davis accomplished the feat three consecutive times, setting a new career high against Milwaukee on Monday with six and then breaking that mark with seven against the Nuggets.
This week Davis has averaged 31.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 56.7% from the field. His shot chart is gorgeous.
In order to remain in the playoff race the Pelicans will need continued excellence from Davis. New Orleans will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night before taking off for a grueling three games in four nights trip on the West Coast. AD remains on the outskirts of the MVP conversation but as Russell Westbrook has shown that can change one jaw dropping performance at a time.