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NEW ORLEANS -- Pelicans?star Anthony Davis?will be eased back into action in training camp and the preseason, but the team expects him to be ready for its regular-season opener on Oct. Tyrann Mathieu Jersey . 26.Davis, 23, said he feels fine and is all in for practice and two-a-days after the first big medical procedure of his career, an ultrasonic debridement of his left knee in March. But Pelicans GM Dell Demps said the team is taking a long view with Davis recovery.Were going to be real smart with him during training camp, Demps said at Fridays media day. So if you come to practice or you see him not working out, our goal is to get him 100 percent ready for the start of the regular season. So were going to be monitoring his workload. We do expect him to be full go on opening night.Davis, a three-time All-Star, reiterated his commitment to New Orleans for the long term and to staying on the court after failing to reach 70 games played in each of his first four NBA seasons.This offseason was big just to get back on the floor, he said. Where some of our guys wanted to improve their games, mine was, Can I be ready for the first game. Im ready. From there, [it was about] withstanding an entire season without missing games. Stuff happens. You cant control what happens. But stuff that I can control, I want to control. I think our doctors and our trainers are doing a great job of getting me back to that point. I feel like I can withstand an 82-game season right now.Meanwhile, the Pelicans will not have Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter for the start of the season. Demps said both former starters could be available as early as November, but returns in December or January are more realistic.Evans, 27, underwent three surgeries on his right knee in the span of nine months and revealed Friday that he also suffered a blood clot in his calf following the most recent procedure, an osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) procedure to replace cartilage in three areas of his knee in February.Evans said that though the clot was painful, he was given pills by doctors and it went away after two days. Evans said the issue wasnt a concern moving forward, and that he maintains a good relationship with the organization.When asked what the last hurdle in his recovery was, Evans said, Just getting my knee stronger. Im working out right now and Im able to put the ball on the floor, moving pretty good. A lot of people say they cant really tell that Im hurt, but I just know I need to get a little bit stronger. Thats just rehab with the trainers, getting my quad stronger.Pondexter, who missed all of last season after having two surgeries on his left knee, said theres no swelling and there have been no setbacks in his recovery, but Demps said the team has decided to take it a little bit slower moving forward.Its not like it was one little scope, or one little surgery. Its two major surgeries, Pondexter said. Its been 16 months, and it still has to get a lot stronger again for me to play or withstand an NBA season or game.Were working on it. Were using all our resources to make it better. Im really looking forward to stepping back on that court. I know Im probably going to bust out in tears, for sure.Pondexter, 27, has participated in some team workouts this offseason. When asked if Pondexter will ever play again, Demps said that hes betting on him returning.Its been a long, long journey, Pondexter said. Theres not a person thats attacked their situation or worked harder than me in this thing. I wish everyone knew how much Im working and Im dedicating my life to getting back on the court and playing for this team and this organization.Evans and Pondexter will not travel with the Pelicans to China for their two preseason Global Games matchups with the Houston Rockets. Demps said theyll receive better estimates for both players in two to four weeks.When asked if any of the recovering players had setbacks or additional procedures this offseason, Demps said, I think in any type of rehab, there are setbacks sometimes. There are situations where guys are going back and forth and getting there, and I think thats part of it. But nothing that I would say has not been anticipated.Point guard Jrue Holiday is expected to miss an undetermined portion of the start of the season to be with his wife, Lauren Holiday, who is expected to undergo surgery to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain, and care for their newborn daughter.New Orleans lost 351 games to injury and illness last season, the second most in the past decade, and finished 12th in the Western Conference at 30-52. Budda Baker Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Carson Palmer Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. http:///...ntic-customized.html . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said.Rickie Fowler bolstered his chances of a first PGA Tour victory of 2016 by moving in to a one-shot lead after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Latest leaderboard Wells Fargo Championship The world No 5, who won the tournament in 2012, fired a joint-low round-of-the-day 68 to move above overnight leader Andrew Loupe and long-time pacesetter Robert Castro at the top of the leaderboard.Resuming three strokes back, Fowler mixed six birdies with two bogeys during an impressive display in tough scoring conditions at Quail Hollow. Fowler played alongside Scott Langley for the third round at Quail Hollow After starting with seven consecutive pars, Fowler followed a five-foot gain at the eighth with a 15-footer at the next to reach the turn in 34.Fowler made it a hat-trick of birdies at the 10th to move within one of Castro, only to drop shots when he two-putted the next from nine feet and failed to get up-and-down from the sand at the short 13th.The world No 5 bounced back by reeling in three birdies in as many holes to join Castro in a tie for the lead, before closing with back-to-back pars to set the clubhouse target at nine under. Rickie Fowler posted a joint-low round-of-the-day 68 to set the clubhouse lead at the Wells Fargo Championship I got off to a little bit of a slow start and had a couple of unfortunate bogeys, but other than that a good day, Fowler told Sky Sports. Antoine Bethea Jersey. I stayed patient, hit a lot of good shots and made some good putts, so definitely excited going in to tomorrow [Sunday].Castro took advantage of Loupes early back-to-back bogeys to move in to the share of the lead, before taking the outright lead when Loupe posted a third blemish of the day at the par-four ninth.The pair, playing in the final group, both posted bogey-fives at the 11th to reduce their cushion over the chasing pack, before Castro bounced back with an eight-foot gain at the 13th. A final-hole bogey cost Castro a share of the advantage The world No 282 gave away the lead to Fowler when he missed the 16th green, only to leave a kick-in gain at the next after a stunning approach tight to the pin. A bogey at the last from Castro saw him close a one-under 71 and slip back to eight under, as Loupe ended with a three-putt double from 40 feet to sign for a third-round 74. McIlroy carded five birdies, four bogeys and one double-bogey in his one-over 73 A blemish-free back nine helped Justin Rose to a three-under 69 to join James Hahn two strokes off the pace, with Scott Langley, playing alongside Fowler, a further shot back alongside Loupe after three birdies in a four-hole stretch late in his round.Phil Mickelsons hopes faded after finding the water at the 16th and running up a quadruple-bogey at the last, leaving him alongside defending champion Rory McIlroy eight strokes adrift.Watch the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship live on Sunday from 6.30pm on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf Also See: Wells Fargo leaderboard McIlroy rues costly errors WATCH: McIlroys monster putt! Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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