Two nice articles of Bleacher Report:
Managing Expectations for Anthony Davis
Scouting Report Analysis
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Was the use of the phrase "rampant losing" necessary?...That experience, along with the rampant losing he's bound to encounter in New Orleans, could weigh on his confidence and make the task of realizing his full potential that much more difficult.
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People keep saying Kevin Garnett, but I see more of David Robinson. Garnett was always a good defender, an intelligent defender, but he has never been a game changer that alters 10-12 shots a game at the rim.He's averaged 1.5 blocks per game over his career, while I think Davis averages nearly twice that over his.
Robinson, like Davis, was a high school guard and did the majority of his damage offensively utilizing his athleticism and face-up game. The more and more I pour over the tape of D-Rob, the more I see what Anthony Davis will become. Robinson didn't come into the league until he was a 24 year old man, so Davis won't have the immediate impact Robinson did, but I expect their primes to be very similar.
Think it's interesting how people continue to assume the dude doesn't have enough offensive game to be effective, "nothing more than Marcus Camby" as one person put it. No matter.
Don't get why expectations need to be managed anyway. Think he'll be the greatest of all time, the only bad thing that'll happen is you're wrong and disappointed. For Davis himself? So long as he works his gluts off to make it happen, not a problem there either.
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Robinson is an even better defender, but not quite as good of an offensive threat. If Davis turns out like either one of these guys, he will be the best player this franchise has ever had.
Honestly this was a great read, but the 14/7/1.5 seems a little low to me.
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I expect Davis to be more like Robinson compared to Garnett.
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Sorry, I have to say something about that. Maybe you are remembering post Duncan David Robinson, but "in his prime" David Robinson was a top 3 scorer in the league multiple times- averaging nearly 27 PPG in his first 7 seasons in the league. Meanwhile, KG's career high was 24.2 PPG, a number D-Rob eclipsed 5 times, including the season he led the NBA in scoring at 29.8 PPG.
In his prime David Robinson was superior in every aspect of the game, with the exception of passing from the low post, and I see Davis as more Robinson than KG. Not a slight to KG at all- top 25 player of all-time- but I fully expect AD to be one of those once in a generation guys when it is all said and done that people talk about as a top-10 All-Timer. And if you check the 'In the NO' podcast, I have been saying that since December of 2011, so this is not homer speak
I think Robinson was a much better offensive player than Garnett.
I didn't know David Robinson scored 71 in a game. And yeah AD will be amazing it's a reason why I screamed like idk what when we got him. I mean....how many times have you heard someone compare any player to KG and Robinson? That's good enough for me lol I don't even care to argue I just want to see him in a hornets jersey now.
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Both Robinson and Garnett were great offensive players in their prime. A few points per game doesn't change that. They had a fantastic run in Minnesota.
Davis is so raw on that end I wouldn't predict him being like either. If he develops a top notch offensive game, it'll be his very own.
Well, obviously I'd be happy with Davis if any of the comparisons of him come to fruition. Be it Robinson, Garnett, Hakeem, or Russel.
Bring on the season, so I can stop being anxious and sounding like a fool trying to talk about the Hornets to everyone all the time.
I think Anthony Davis will be like Anthony Davis five years from now. Maybe even 10 years from now, if he reaches his ceiling.
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