This kid is unbelievable. Anthony Davis is having a break out year this season. He is averaging 20 points per game on 52% shooting, 10 rebounds per game, an assists and an impressive 3 blocks per game. He is a walking double-double. Anthony Davis is the best player of his team.
He runs the floor like he was a point guard, yet he is a 6’10 center/ power forward. He plays hard every minutes and display incredible energy on the defensive end. He plays with impressive maturity whereas he is only 22 years old. He already has a diversified offensive game that allows him to get easy buckets in transition, and scoring using mid-range jumpers.
Comparison to the man I call “The Greatest Winner in all professional basketball”, Bill Russell, arose on many occasions on televised games as Anthony Davis was confirming his star status at both ends of the floor. Though it is difficult to say that any player should be compared to the greatest winner in all professional basketball, Anthony Davis’ size, length, style of play, and defense certainly makes the on court basketball comparison comprehensible and relevant.
His length is an issue for his adversaries for he can shoot mid-range jumper over them with ease, and can also beat them to the dribble and get to the basket in two steps because his impressive footwork speed.
What can he can he do to improve his already impressive game? Perhaps developing Hakeem Olajuwon like moves in the low post could be a start. I would advise him to go train with “The Dream” to learn how to score his back to the basket using his impressive footwork speed and length to his ultimate.
If he continues to play the way he has been playing this season he will be an all-star one day. However, what should matter to this young promising star is to win championships. To do that he has to continue to develop and improve his game so that he can achieve outright dominance. His svelte physic, speed, energy and fundamentally sound footwork can help him acquire the some advanced knowledge about how to dominate bigger and taller center with a 6’10 long and thin body. For that of course he probably would have to go train with The Dream.
If it comes down to a choice between him and Dwight Howard, it would be nothing more than an catastrophic tragedy if Dwight Howard were to be given the upper hand, I thought. Even though D12, 18points per game, 12 rebounds per game,1.8 block per game, has been playing a little better than last year, the man many observers call the best center in the NBA has not been dominant at all. Furthermore, he is not the best player on his team for James Harden is the best Rocket. I would even argue that Chandler Parson is their second best player and one of the best small forward in this league.
I would summit that Anthony Davis is right now the best Player of the two and deserved to have been selected by the coaches to participate in the All-Star game instead of Dwight Howard.
It seems even shocking to observe that while the Timberwolves campaigned to get Kevin Love into the starting lineup which he clearly deserves, the team that is hosting the All-Star weekend did not deem necessary to initiate a city wide campaign to get his franchise player into the All-Star game. This development is difficult to explain, but the selections have been made.
Ultimately, what matters for the Pelicans is that Anthony Davis is playing like an All-Star player. As he keeps improving his game in the off season and producing quality basketball in the regular season, Anthony Davis will discover the wonders of the All-Star game, the playoffs and perhaps that of an NBA title. Basketball fans should keep both eyes on this young promising player for his future maybe bright.