I think it's okay to be excited about Davis's game after 2.5 games. I also think it's okay to be skeptical. One party will probably be wrong, but it will be months or even years before we know who that is.
So why are we doing this again?
The funniest thing about this discussion is that 10 of Drummonds 28 shot attempts are after offensive rebounds. That alone makes up 28% of his offense.
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He's averaging 14 for the year. Less than 9 points a game for his career. He's also in his prime. Players reach their prime in the NBA at 23/24 years old. Davis is 19 and he has better averages across the board than Ibaka except for blocks. And the Westbrooks/Durant argument can be used against Ibaka. He's not even their third option. Davis is THE option on the Hornets. He's doing this with Vasquez & Anderson. No one is trying to stop Ibaka. The first name out of any opponent's mouth is Anthony Davis when they play the Hornets.
As for the unassisted baskets... who cares? They're not all dunks. He gets the ball and quickly turns around and shoots it before the double team collapses on him (he did this on three consecutive plays against the Bobcats for example). It shouldn't be a negative that he doesn't hesitate so that the passer doesn't get credit for getting him the ball.
As for assisted baskets. If Davis can't create for himself I can't put him in the ranks of superstardom. Once again it's way too early to say. Yet people are taking to this site with torches and pitchforks using 2.5 games to tell me Davis will be a superstar for sure. You can't use his 2.5 games of production to prove I'm wrong especially when the issues that preventing me for projecting Davis as a star or superstar isn't being displayed. You can't say it's too early to critique, but at the same time say it's not to early to determine all-time greatness.
Shoot. You even say he can't dribble, yet he's even dribbled it behind his back to get around a defender in his most recent game. You say he can't pass, yet he had several good passes late in that game for assists. We haven't even scratched the surface yet on what we'll see from him, and he's already impressed EVERYONE... except you. And you should be the one most impressed, since you thought he was garbage from the word go.
Andre Drummond is better than Anthony Davis. LOL. What a joke. The guy can't even score more than 7 points in a game unless he gets lucky. This is the guy that can't do everything that you say Davis can't do. Everyone was on the Drummond bandwagon a year ago. You're the only one who didn't jump off when he didn't do anything at UConn.
Last edited by bradael; 11-14-2012 at 12:04 PM.
Also Drummond is option number 4 at best on any time he's on the court team. Davis is option number 1 for us. These things greatly impact per game averages. The Pistons have 3 or 4 guys who would be option #1 if they were on the Hornets team.
LOL at Drummond probably on the worst team in the NBA and still can't log minutes.
Davis steps on the court and instantly makes the Hornets better, can the same be said with Drummond? Does he make the Pistons better? Since they are 0-8, I don't think so.
As you know, I am one that welcomes the differing opinion, it would be a disservice to all of us if we all agreed on everything. We need people to bring up things and as questions, but this comparison is a bit of a reach.
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Turrible example man. just turrible i'm sorry.
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