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drake20
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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seems like a lot of his numbers have been declining lately.


it's common for rookies...rookie wall






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bddwolfpack
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


His offensive game is much better than I thought it'd be.

He looks like he doesn't give a shite on the defensive end half the time. It's as if he's buying in to the NBA notion that playing defense isn't cool.






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htran90
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


here's a nice stat line for you "disappointment people"

anthony davis per 36minutes
16.1 pts (50.8% fg; 72.6% ft) - 9.6rebs - 1.2ast - 1.8TO - 1.6stl - 2.4blk

anthony davis actual stats (27:53)
12.5 pts (same %) - 7.4rebs - 1.0ast - 1.4TO - 1.2stl - 1.9blk

vs.

dwight howard per 36
13.2pts (52%fg; 67.1%ft) - 11.1rebs - 1.0ast - 2.2TO - 1.0stl - 1.8blk

dwight howard actual stats (32:36)
12.0pts - 10rebs - .9ast - 2.0TO - .9stls - 1.7blks


Not half bad right?
more points, less rebounds, more assists, less turnovers, more steals, and more blocks.






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drake20
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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His offensive game is much better than I thought it'd be. He looks like he doesn't give a shite on the defensive end half the time. It's as if he's buying in to the NBA notion that playing defense isn't cool.


he's 10th in the league in blocks per game (3rd amongst PFs). Of those 10, he has the third to last minutes per game.

3rd amongst PFs in steals per game.

he's doing pretty well...still learning the NBA and the defense. He should be an elite defensive player.




...Larry Sanders is one hell of a shot blocker.







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AreJay
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


he's 17th in the NBA in PER





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corndeaux
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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Not a disappointment but he's leaving a lot of room for improvement for sure


And this is shocking for a 19 year old rookie how? He's not coming into the league fully formed like Tim Duncan.

Davis is already an above average NBA rebounder for his position based on his rebounding rates, has a top 5 in the league block %, and is also top 5 in STL for big men. We knew he needed to work on his offense, but that has been a pleasant surprise.






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quail man
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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he's 17th in the NBA in PER



also on pace to be on the 7th rookie to ever have a PER above 20.

but nah, not good enough






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c on z
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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


His dunking has been top-notch

Wish he would shoot 3s like he did in the rising starz game






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CP3LSU25
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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Lol what



































Where did I ever say that. :rotflmao:






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tigershark20
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Fun Bunch
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


The only things disappointing to me are his inconsistent effort (and hustle), and him getting pushed around a good bit on D.

Those things will improve with age, strength, and experience.

Everything else he's been great.






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GynoSandberg
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


When I see AD23 struggling, I like to think back to last offseason when everyone was talking about who they wanted the Pels to draft (pre winning the lottery).

Some said Thomas Robinson, Harry Barnes, Terrence Ross, Myers Leonard, Kendall Marshall, Royce White, Zeller, Terrence Jones, to name a few.

Sons, imagine the disappoint this season if you drafted one of those guys.

AD leads all rookies in double doubs (10). And he missed 13 games. Last season Faried led rookies with 12 in the shortened season.

He's the 7th youngest player in the NBA. Think about that. There are roughly 450 players in the NBA.

23rd in PER in the league, better than Milsap, Cousins, Aldridge, Monroe, Lee, Howard, Garnett, Horford, Marc Gasol, among others. Let that soak in. And remember he's the 7th youngest player in the league.






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The Future
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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The only things disappointing to me are his inconsistent effort (and hustle), and him getting pushed around a good bit on D.


This, I never questioned his motor, but idk what's up






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JohnZeroQ
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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his inconsistent effort


The dude often will grab a rebound, loose ball, or block a shot and be one of the first on the other end.






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Fun Bunch
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This, I never questioned his motor, but idk what's up


I did, he was consistently the last person back on Defense in the Olympics. He just kind of loafed to the other end of the court, it annoyed me and I commented on it here.






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Fun Bunch
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The dude often will grab a rebound, loose ball, or block a shot and be one of the first on the other end.



Towards the beginning of the season he was consistently the last person back. It was very noticeable.






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CP3LSU25
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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Is Davis a disappointment?



quote:

CP3LSU25 alter


When have I ever said this.






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quail man
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re: Is Davis a disappointment?


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I did, he was consistently the last person back on Defense in the Olympics. He just kind of loafed to the other end of the court, it annoyed me and I commented on it here.



you did quite a bit, and I didn't agree at first, but i'm noticing it more.

i think it's a few factors

1) he's still growing into his body. i imagine that could have some bearing on stamina, right?

2) he's played a LOT of basketball over the past year or so...with little to no rest in between.

i'm hoping he just kinda goes into obscurity this summer, hits the gym hard, and come back after a few months with 10-20 pounds added of muscle and much better conditioning.






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