The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team
has exercised the third-year options on Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
Davis, the first overall pick in
the 2012 NBA Draft, started 60 of the 64 contests he appeared in and averaged
13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds,1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in his rookie season. The
2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team member led all rookies in rebounds per game,
blocks per game, steals per game and double-doubles.
Rivers, the tenth overall pick in
the 2012 NBA Draft, averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 61
contests (26 starts) throughout his rookie campaign.