Folks that say Davis is unskilled need to go back and watch the tape. Granted his offensive game needs polish, and will likely look more like KG than Duncan, but his defensive game is light years ahead of his age. People are talking about his blocks but what is truly shocking is how infrequently he fouls while getting those blocks. Shot blockers, especially young ones, constantly run the risk of getting in to foul trouble. The fact he has been such a great shot blocker without fouling is a testament to his intelligence. Also, the kid is already a 70% free throw shooter, not a n intelligence stat but still nice to see considering how many bigs suck at it (Blake Griffin I'm looking at you)
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Welcome to New Orleans
As we all know the Hornets now have the number one pick in the 2012 Nba Draft, so I would like to welcome our future number one pick Anthony Davis to New Orleans.
This guy needs some serious amount of polishing. If he isn't willing to work extremely hard to get stronger and develop a post game, he will definitely be a bust.
I couldn't agree more. People get mad when you point out the glaring obvious. Dominating college with atheticism is easy(the list is extensive). Doing it in the pros take skills. Skills that he doeesn't posses as of today. Even his shot blocking ability will be some what negated when facing guys that are almost as talented and decisively more skilled. And in the post he's going to get abused until he gets stronger. We are going to take him. I don't like it, but I wish him the best as he'll be a piece to try to improve the team I love.