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Actually anthony davis has a wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better mid-range jumper neither really has a post game and defense= not letting the opposing player score Blocking shots= not letting the opposing player score and yeah I know he was DPOY but I don't think he'll get it again
Is tyson chandler a better passer no a better shooter no more athletic stronger yeah more experience yeah better player we'll find out soon
I don't think he'll just come in the league destroying people but I believe he will be very good is that too much to expect I mean their have been rookies to come in the league and be really good before right ?
That's because points win awards and guards score points. I don't think it's incredibly homerish to believe Davis can be very good as a rookie. He didn't play fantastic today, but I think he'll be a really good defensive player and a rich man's garbage man on offense immediately. This is not to say he'll be a perfect defensive player, but I son't think there will be many better shot-contesters in the eague and guys might be able to get position on him in the post, but his length will still bother shots. He might be better than that depending on his offensive skills, which he really hasn't reall gotten a chance to display on this star-laden team. Based on entire body of work, I expect him to be good as a rookie.
I think we can all agree Anthony Davis is AT LEAST on the level of Bill Russel by now. I mean approximately 30-40 minutes of international play, only 8 of which being played in a game of any significance, has given this meritorious young man every clear indication he is better than an established 'should-be' 2 time defensive player of the year... The supreme mettle of Anthony Davis has been SO awe-inspiring I am dumb-founded by the gall of coach K, the absolute ineptitude at the highest echelon of sporting is mind-boggling.
I mean, I know SOMEONE has to see what I see.. right guys? Right?
DPOY aint everything Ben wallace won it a few times but im not taking him over Dirk....Award aint everthing Eli got two rings I aint takin him over drew.If anthony davis isn't better he's more talented
New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, unlike Christian Laettner at 1992 Olympics, will get a chance to shine at the 2012 Games
http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss...hony_da_1.htmlFor the first time in two decades, since the 1992 transformation of U.S. Olympic basketball by the collection of NBA superstars dubbed “The Dream Team,” there will be one player on the Team USA roster with no professional experience. For 19-year-old Hornets rookie Anthony Davis, his journey with the current group of men’s Olympians should be far different than the one experienced by the last collegian who was part of the ’92 gold-medal winning team in Barcelona, Christian Laettner.
Laettner, who had played for four years at Duke, was part of the 1992 USA roster that included Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson and other legends of the game.
Though Laettner played in each game — the Americans won every game it played by an average of more than 43 points at the Games — Laettner was more a practice-session whipping boy. Davis, 6 feet 10, 230 pounds, is expected to shoulder a bit more in-game responsibility.
Author and longtime Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum, whose book chronicling the original Dream Team was just published, believes Davis’ role on the current U.S. squad will be far greater and more competitive than Laettner.
“Without question,” said McCallum, who’s covering the London Games for NBC Sports’ Olympic website. “I think they really need Anthony Davis. From what I’ve seen (of Davis), unlike Laettner, I think they needed him. I actually thought he’d make the team without the injury to (Blake) Griffin. I thought he’d be one of the 12 because of his length and athleticism.
“I think more and more, they need those types of guys. Christian, through no fault of his own, he was scrimmage fodder. That’s what he was. Jordan made the comment, kind of cruelly in typical Jordan fashion: ‘Yeah, we went at Christian every time.’
Being around all of these stars in the nba is really going to excel Davis as a player. I think this aspect of this whole experience for AD isnt being talked about as much as it should be. I was iffy on if I wanted AD to make the team bc of the injury factor, but I am extremely happy he is there now. This whole experience is unparalleled.
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