NBA: 30 greatest playmakers in NBA history

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Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
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26. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NBA at 6-foot-10. Davis is an up-and-coming playmaker in the NBA. Despite talks of a change of scenery, he remains a member of the Pelicans for now. He’s putting together an MVP-like season, showing his improvement each season.

Davis is averaging 23.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest through 443 appearances with New Orleans as an all-around threat with the ball in his hands. He’s shooting 51.6 percent from the field so far in his career as the primary option for the Pelicans.

Davis is making a strong case this season for the MVP award, producing 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in 2018-19. He’s evolving into an all-around playmaker despite the Pelicans’ 16-21 record.

In a 48-point performance against the Dallas Mavericks this season, he shot 20-of-32 (62.5 percent) from the floor. He’s yet to shoot below 50 percent in any of his 40-point performances this season.

He’s poured in six performances already with 40 points more and finished with seven performances with 30 points or more. Despite New Orleans’ record, he remains an efficient playmaker while displaying his proficient ability to handle the ball and get his teammates involved.

Whether he stays or goes is ultimately up to him. Regardless of where he plays, Davis will continue to climb the charts as a playmaker if he continues to improve his game.