After the game, Davis explained his role as the core of the team, and why that's hard. A flawless example [on Wednesday]. So, I got to play nearly flawless every night to give us a chance to win. Even the games I didn't play, those guys have been battling night in and night out to get victories. "They do as much as possible to help me".
As the lone All-Star on a squad filled with gritty competitors such as Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic, the Pelicans will go as far as Davis takes them. He tore his Achilles tendon last season and has yet to debut this season.
Davis has been entirely committed to the Pelicans organization in private and in comments to the media, but the recent history of the league suggests players coming into their prime will look to make use of it and make it materialize into hardware.
It was evident that the Pelicans could have used Davis in a big way, and it made something that Davis said to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports following the loss to the Warriors all the more prescient.
"I got two years to '20-21". You hear all the talk. He knows that. So we'd like him to help us win a championship.