So what can you point to after 2.5 games and say I was wrong about? Are you saying he's a franchise changer after 2.5 games?
Last edited by da ThRONe; 11-13-2012 at 12:20 PM.
68.4% of his baskets are assisted on. For a rookie that is fabulous.
The list of guys that get more help with assists are:
That's just a small list of the guys that get more help than Davis, there are 43 PF's that get more help, but I even through in a few C's in that list above, and again we are talking about a rookie.
As for his defense in the post, he's allowing just 0.83 points per play, shooting 40%, and scoring 33% of the time while turning it over 17% of the time. For comparisons sake KG is averaging 1.0 ppp, allowing 64%, and scoring 50% of the time. Al Horford is at 1.04 ppp, allowing 55%, and scoring 50% of the time. Tim Duncan is at 0.87 ppp, allowing 48%, and scoring 44% of the time. Elton Brand is at 1.04 ppp, allowing 67%, and scoring 53% of the time. Do I really need to continue? It may not be Dwight Howard good, but it's just fine, especially for a rook.
Last edited by AD23forMVP; 11-13-2012 at 12:53 PM.
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It seems like you judge Davis on different criteria from the other prospects.
And your belief in how he's getting his production is wrong as well.
Besides, when has anyone ever complained about a player that can convert on offensive rebounds?
and? Since when do you ask your PF (your rookie PF) to create for himself?
Just admit it, you WANT him to fail more than anything just so you can say you were right.
But again, Davis is getting 5.3 looks per game at the rim, only three players are getting more (Zach Randolph, David Lee, Glen Davis). That doesn't happen by accident, knowing how to operate around the rim is a skill. The top 8 players at PF in getting looks at the rim per game are Randolph, Lee, Davis, Brow, Duncan, West, Gasol, and Thompson. Those 8 guys get their baskets assisted on 56%, 47%, 74%, 55%, 71%, 59%, 42%, and 61%. Can you guess which one of those is Davis? I'll let you know which one isn't, the 71%. That 71% of baskets assisted around the bucket is the great and future HOF Tim Duncan. Are you going to try and take something away from him?
I don't know if you're just a troll, your expectations are to high, or if you're knowledge of the game is really just this low. Honestly after your "running the offense through him" comment I'm wondering what your comprehension level is like now as well. Who said anything about running the offense through him? And how many times is a rookie the guy the offense runs through?
Last edited by AD23forMVP; 11-14-2012 at 11:47 AM.
It's impossible to have an intelligent debate when you guys add things to the agrument that I never ever said. I say Davis isn't a franchise changer you hear he's a bust. I say he's number 7 in a draft I believe will be looked upon as probably the deepest ever and you read I want him to fail.
He's a good player. I already spoke about his touch around the basket and offensive putbacks are huge. However crowning the dude as an all-time great after 2.5 games is laughable to say the least. Some of you are so butt hurt over any differing opinion you've created a stance to attack that doesn't even exist.
It's pretty clear that you don't even want to be wrong. You want him to bust so you can tell everyone you were right about him. That's sad considering that you call yourself a Hornets fan.
Anthony Davis is not another Serge Ibaka.
What skills do you see in Drummond that are superior to the skills you see in Davis; it can't be ball handling, it can't be his jumpshot, it can't be his offensive awareness, it can't be his post game; even his best "skill", his athleticism, is practically the same as Davis' (he might be a slightly better leaper, and that's only a maybe).
The last 5 games Serge is averaging 17.6 ppg. This is with Westbrook and Durant on the team.
LOL at me not wanting to be wrong. I already said Davis has shown more polish than I saw at Kentucky. And need I remind people the young man has only played 2.5 games.
Last edited by da ThRONe; 11-14-2012 at 12:30 PM.
I think your definition of "assisted" is so warped it's hilarious. You seem to imply that assisted means someone completely created a shot for him and all he had to do was dink it into an empty basket like a soccer player in front of an open net. I can think of at least 4 baskets off the top of my head just from the Charlotte game that apparently were considered "assisted" that were 99% Davis. The swooping lefty finger roll, the silky one bounce jump hook over a defender, the baseline jumper off the bounce from about 14 ft, and the driving basket against Mullens after their altercation. If someone got assists off of those baskets then it was Davis inflating their stats and not the other way around.
Last edited by da ThRONe; 11-14-2012 at 01:00 PM.
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