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Anthony Davis Won’t Face Bulls on Saturday


If you were hoping to get a glimpse of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, then you’re going to have to trim that unibrow and wait for another time to bust it out. The Hornets forward suffered a head injury during New Orleans 88-86 buzzer beater win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

Davis took an accidental elbow to the head form teammate and fellow first round draft pick Austin Rivers. Davis shook it of but went immediately to the bench and sat out the remaining 4:51 of the second quarter and the rookie never emerged from the locker room after the half.

The No. 1 overall pick is expected to get further testing done on Saturday, and although the Hornets believe he’ll be fine, Davis didn’t make the trip with the team to Chicago.

It’s kind of a bummer that Bulls fans don’t get to see the most touted new player this year just yet, but right now seeing other guys isn’t as exciting as we thought it would be. This team here in Chicago is actually exciting and judging from their slaughter of the Cavaliers on Friday night, they’ll be alright.

Obviously there will be hiccups along the way, but getting a matchup against the Hornets and not having to deal with “Fear the Brow” isn’t something you’re going to be upset about. No, Davis isn’t the kind of guy yet that you need to lose sleep over the night before a game. But he’s not the No. 1 overall pick because of his looks — trust me God it’s not because of that.

But on a personal level for Davis, he was looking forward to this game as a homecoming. When he left Chicago as a high school student to commit to the University of Kentucky, he was just a really good prospect. Now he’d have been returning home the No. 1 overall pick int he draft and the franchise future for the Hornets.

That’s not small potatoes or nicely trimmed eyebrows, that’s big time.

This was Davis only chance to return home to Chicago, as the Bulls play the Hornets only one more time and it’s down south on the Bayou. If the Bulls and Hornets meet in the NBA Finals, Davis would return home, but as that stands as a highly unlikely possibility, it seems Davis will have to wait until 2014 for his Chicago homecoming.

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