Anthony Davis: ‘We won’t have our complete team until January sometime’

Anthony Davis knows that for the Pelicans to be better this year, they'll need to have their best players healthy enough to be on the floor together for the bulk of the season.

Unfortunately, things aren't starting out that way in New Orleans.

Tyreke Evans is the latest player to be sidelined due to injury, but there have already been many others. And Davis is well aware of the fact that it's going to be a while until the team is fully intact.

“It’s tough,” Davis told ESPN.com Wednesday. “Now with Tyreke going down, we won’t have our complete team until January sometime. … It’s tough because you’re coming in with high expectations, thinking everybody is healthy. And then, stuff happens.”

“Being the leader of the team, you’ve got to be able to pull guys in, whether [they’re] your starters or your role players,” Davis said. “You’ve got to be able to contribute some of the same things. And that’s what I’m trying to do, still be aggressive and find guys who can make plays and help us win.”

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