Read this and despair, NBA centers. Anthony Davis is up to 253 pounds after spending the summer bulking up, according to the Pelicans.
Davis came into the league as a can’t-miss prospect. The only question mark surrounding his potential was whether he would be strong enough to handle bigger players early in his career due to his slight frame. Some of those concerns remain. They are the reason Omer Asik is a very rich man and why Alvin Gentry is saying Davis will play power forward “for the most part.”
Those doubts will soon be erased if Davis can continue to add weight without losing his explosiveness. He weighed 222 pounds at the draft combine, which means he has now added over 30 pounds to his frame since entering the league while remaining one of the most mobile and athletic big men around.
“He’s lifted a lot more weight,” said head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin. “He’s stronger than he’s ever been.”