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Pelicans' Davis on All-Star snub: 'It's tough'

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Friday was a practice day for Monty Williams, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Pelicans team. But for Davis and Williams, A.D.'s All-Star snub was still fresh on their minds.

"It's tough," Davis said. "I wanted to be in that situation, but things don't go your way. Coaches voted; I didn't in. End of story."

"We talked last night, we talked this morning," said Williams. "The reality is it's over with, can't do anything about it, but it doesn't take away the frustration. I just feel really bad for him because I know how bad he wanted it here in his hometown, his home team town. It's a frustrating deal."

The numbers certainly warranted a selection for Davis. He averages 20 points and 10 rebounds a night and leads the league in blocks. In his eyes, he earned the spot.

"Everybody should feel that way, that's a basketball mentality," said Davis, who scored 30 Wednesday in Cleveland. " I play hard, compete every night and try to give my team a chance to win."

While Williams and Davis were disappointed in A.D. not getting a selection, Williams did say all the players that were picked were all All-Star worthy.

"If you say your guy should be on the team, then right away people think that you don't like the guy. No all those guys deserved a spot. I think the bigger problem is we need more spots. I really do because if we are going to give the fans a chance to vote, that criteria is totally different and based on something that has little or nothing to do with basketball."

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