Anthony Davis Trying to Find His Niche

Anthony Davis has only played 12 games this season for the New Orleans Hornets and from what it sounds like in this quick interview with the USA Today’s Sam Amick, he is just trying to play basketball the way his coach wants him to play.

Q: So what’s the quick synopsis on the rookie year? How’s the transition been for you?

A: Everything’s good man. I’m trying to find my niche, trying to play the game.

Q: Are you 100 percent (after the left ankle injury that forced him to miss 11 games)?

A: Yeah, yeah, I’m fine.

Q: Getting a win is obviously the focus, but are you paying any attention to the Rookie of the Year race?

A: No, I’m not even paying attention to it. I’m out here trying to win ballgames for my team, do what coach Monty (Williams) wants me to do. Nothing more, nothing less.

Q: Are you having the sort of impact you want to have?

A: It’s up to the media. You tell me. I’m out there just playing. I mean it’s up to y’all. Y’all decide if I’m having enough impact or not. I’m just playing. But if (Hornets) coach Monty (Williams) doesn’t tell me I did something wrong, I think it’s good. Y’all might think it’s not, but I’m just out there trying to play. We’re struggling right now, but we’re just trying to come together as a group and get some wins under our belt.

Anthony Davis still has a great shot at winning the Rookie of the Year Award, but it sure would help if the Hornets could put wins on the board to help the cause.

Here is a look inside the Anthony Davis photo shoot for the cover of Eastbay: