A night after he left a game in Atlanta after hitting his knee and returned to play again, New Orleans star Anthony Davis is listed as probable for tonight's game against the Wolves in NOLA.
Davis played 18 1/2 minutes -- about equally between before he hurt it and after -- in the Pelicans' 112-94 victory over the Hawks.
It was the Pelicans' third consecutive victory and their fifth in seven games after they started the season 0-8.
You expect he'll play tonight.
Davis leads the NBA is blocked shots per game with 2.9 and is third in the league in scoring with a 30.4 point average. He was named on Monday as the Western Conference's Player of the Week for last week.
Remember: Tonight's game is a late 8:30 p.m. start because it's on ESPN and Thibodeau's former boss and longtime friend Jeff Van Gundy will call the game.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has coached him on USA Basketball teams, including last summer's Olympics in Brazil.
"Every year he has gotten a lot better," Thibodeau said before his team's morning shootaround at Smoothie King Center today. "His skill set is so unusuall for a big guy. He has the quickness of a guard. He can shoot it, he can put it on the floor, he can post. He has great touch and then defensively, the impact that he has."
Sounds a little bit like a guy Thibodeau knows well, a guy named Karl-Anthony Towns.
Both Davis and Towns -- as well as Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins -- played for John Calipari at Kentucky.
"It's funny, John seems to be able to find those guys," Thibodeau said.
Davis averaged 31 points a game against the Wolves last season, but only played in two of the four meetings. He missed a 112-110 loss in late February that ended the Wolves' seven-game losing streak in New Orleans.
Another former Kentucky star, Terrence Jones, also is listed as probable because he has been ill, but he played 28 minutes Tuesday in Atlanta listed as ill as well.
Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter are out for the Pelicans.
The only Wolves listed injury is Nikola Pekovic, if you're still counting him.