I just can't get behind trading 2 picks in the top 6 and Gordon for Davis. Sure, we'll suck again next year and get another high draft pick, but don't we already have another high draft pick? Why do we want to use it next year instead of this year? And how does having Davis as the only big time talent leave us any different than the CP3 era? One major talent that will eventually make us a borderline playoff team while limiting the talent we can bring in. My dream draft at this point is to luck out and get AD at #1 and then pick up someone like Drummond at #5 or #6. AD won't take us to the playoffs in his first year, and Drummond is a project, so neither will he. But it will put fans in the seats and we'll still get another high pick next year. Difference being that next year won't be totally boring to watch.
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In the NO Podcast Episode 61: The Unibrow Show
Okay, Michael and I don’t actually spend the entire show talking about Anthony Davis and his mystical unibrow, but we do have a really hard time not bringing him up as we talk about the current ceiling for the Hornets roster, me getting lambasted for the Giving everything and losing article, Eric Gordon’s return, the Golden State Win, being Dell Demps, etc, etc.
Anthony Davis hovers over it all, just like he hovers all that weaksauce stuff everyone throws up at the rim.
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I don't really pay attention to College hoops and I haven't even watched Davis play but the possibility of a player this good coming into the league is exciting. And the silver lining in us not getting him is the microscopic chances a western conference team does. At least if he does make it into the league he will be going to a genuinely horrible team (though Washington would finally have 3 legit starters). I'm so excited for next season already.
I really hope the Hornets are able to draft Anthony Davis & Austin Rivers. Have a elite defender & a elite scorer would be a great draft. I really think Davis & Rivers will be a great pick & roll combo
Just say to hell with it go PJIII and Drummond and hope they work out if not we've got another 10 years to rebuild
da ThRONe needs to hurry to his throne, cuz he's really full of it. I'd like to say that an approx. 100% chance of getting A.D. or Drummond tempers my anxiety level stemming from a 20% shot at A.D. Drummond could learn/mature under Oak while giving us 4 bigs for 20 mil, plus nba scouts think he could be the next Dwight Howard. Oak becomes a big expiring contract before Drummond reaches majority age. And having what could be the next Superman is a nice fall-back position, which I think explains the FO lack of concern evident since at least the 3 game win streak. Mostly, I don't like having all our eggs in the Davis basket.
I have no life outside of the Hornets and made a pretty comprehensive spreadsheet that deals with the other bad teams and our chances to slip to 4, jump to 2, and so forth. It also includes all of the results from the new lottery system and the cumulative chances of landing, let's say, the 4th pick in the draft. If I can get an email address from one of you guys, I would be happy to share it. I've been keeping up with it for about a month and a half now
Seriously you guys think Anthony Davis is that good? You would take Davis 3rd-7th out of every current players? This guys won't better than DeMarcus Cousins. You put him ahead of guys like Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrew Bynum, or Chris Bosh. The league will be highly disappointed in Davis. This is Kenyon Martin 2.0. A solid starter for his career.
Uh, no. Have you ever watched him play? He will definitely be better than Cousins (nutcase), Aldridge (slightly overrated IMO), Bynum (whiny hothead) and Bosh. Davis changes the game defensively, literally. Anyone taking a shot within 7 feet of him puts about 2-3 feet more arc on their shot because they're terrified of him blocking it, and he still gets them sometimes. Guys stop driving and shoot fadeaways because they know AD is patrolling. He goes for every rebound, tips to teammates if he can't get it himself, makes the right decision 98% of the times, and doesn't go for the showboaty dunks or blocks like Dwight Howard, instead choosing to make the play and get back on defense. He runs like a freaking deer and his teammates love him. Kenyon Martin 2.0 isn't right. He had no offensive skills for a big at the start of the season except put backs and dunks. Against Louisville he had hooks, spins, and all kinds of post moves whose names I don't know as well as being able to hit jumpers. I'd say his ceiling is a better Kevin Garnett, and anyone who remembers KG in his prime knows that's frickin scary.
Michael, who do you think would win out of these two teams in a three-on-three showdown in three years? Anthony Davis, Xavier Henry, and Al-Farouq Aminu vs Michael-Kidd Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and Eric Gordon.