For Anthony Davis, the competition for the NBA Rookie of the Year award is far from over

Anthony Davis - photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images
Anthony Davis – photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images

insisted he was simply hooping not hyping on Wednesday night at New Orleans Arena. That his 21-point, 11-rebound gem against the Trail Blazers and fellow rookie sensation Damian Lillard was strictly coincidental, the New Orleans Hornets’ humble power forward said.

“I wasn’t thinking about the Rookie of the Year or anything other than playing well and helping my team win,” said the willowy 6-9 Davis after the Hornets’ 99-63 blasting of the Blazers.

Unwittingly or not, Davis sent the and Lillard into the All-Star break with an all-points bulletin: The competition for the NBA Rookie of the Year award is far from over. Davis is going to be a factor. A big factor.

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