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Good Anthony Davis article



For those that haven't been paying attention, AD is putting the league on notice this preseason.

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The 2012 NCAA champion capped an eye-opening three-game road trip in which he was the best player on the floor every night. He averaged 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks (in just 28.0 minutes) in wins over Houston, Dallas and Orlando, serving notice that he’ll be a handful for opponents to contend with in 2013-14.

Although just one of the three games was broadcast on TV by either team (the Rockets aired Game 1 on Saturday), Davis provided countless highlights for spectators – and even his own teammates – with 12 dunks. Several of the dozen slams drew oohs from the crowd and inspired “standing ovations” from Pelicans players on the team bench.

“He’s an exciting guy to watch,” New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson said. “It’s fun to watch him develop. When he’s aggressive, no one can stop him. That’s what we just continue to embed in his mind. He’s one of those rare players who doesn’t quite understand yet how good he even is. He just continues to impress us. He’s incredibly mature and picks up on the game really easily. He’s had a great preseason so far.”

After averaging just 3.5 free-throw attempts per game as a rookie, Davis went 17-for-19 (89.5 percent) from the foul line on the road trip, including going 11-for-11 vs. Orlando. He terrorized the Magic in the third quarter, scoring 15 points over a stretch of just 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

“Whenever he’s in attack mode, he’s a monster to try to guard,” Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts said.

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TigerinATL
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And from the TP

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"I don't want to take credit for it but I've been talking to him all summer about how, 'I'm not going to hold you back anymore,' " said Williams, who went out of way during Davis' rookie season to shield him from expectations and protected him from uncomfortable matchups. "Last year I spent a lot of time trying to teach him the game and teaching him about situations.

"Now, I feel like with the work he's put in, he should go out there and explore and take some calculated risks. We don't want to risk the integrity of our team, but he has worked so much on his game, he's got to go out there and do the things he's worked on."

It seems as if Davis has a green light to play facing the basket more, with the freedom to launch mid- or long-range jump shots if so moved.

Williams concedes that this year, he won't be pulling in the reins.

"We're going to go; he's our guy," Williams said. "I can't be the safety net anymore. He's got to go out there and get it done. And he understands that."

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Fun Bunch
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"Now, I feel like with the work he's put in, he should go out there and explore and take some calculated risks. We don't want to risk the integrity of our team, but he has worked so much on his game, he's got to go out there and do the things he's worked on."


frick yeah.

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Williams concedes that this year, he won't be pulling in the reins.


We'll see.






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CQQ
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Good Lord, I can't wait for this season





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JohnZeroQ
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I'm excited.

Brow scores first regular season points to put us in our seats. Books it!







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corndeaux
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From CBSSports on breakout PFs

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Anthony Davis, age 20, New Orleans Pelicans:Davis is tearing up the preseason. It's preseason, sure, whatever. But on Wednesday night, Davis logged 29 points in 31 minutes, with nine rebounds, and four blocks. Davis' numbers, taken out of context, put him ahead ofDamian Lillard last season, the Rookie of the Year. But his impact wasn't as great. Now there's every reason to believe that with another year of development, strength training, and the chance to finally be healthy which he never was in 2012-2013, Davis can be even more of a monster than he was that freshman year at Kentucky.

The Unibrow is coming, and while many of us thought it might take three or four years for him to make a significant leap, there have been whispers and indications that Davis does not intend to wait as long as we thought to start dominating


Also some Ryno love

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Ryan Anderson, age 25, New Orleans Pelicans:Anderson enters his sixth NBA season, and yet so few know who he is. His play style is not distinctive; he doesn't dominate in the post or explode to the rim from the outside. Instead, he's the rare modern NBA forward, able to defend and rebound at exceptional rates and stretch the floor all the way to the perimeter. His field goal percentage hides a brutally efficient effective field goal rate (factoring three-pointers which make up the bulk of his shots). He was one of the few bright spots in New Orleans last season, and with their substantal upgrades, could be in line for another push as Sixth Man of the Year. Anderson is a pure shooter who doesn't force you to sacrifice on the defensive end. 

He's in many ways what the league is evolving to, and the Pelicans may provide him a chance to teach the revolution to the casual fan.


Ryno isnt as bad on defense as some say, but he isnt as good as depicted here either. Either way, love the press the Pelicans are getting






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Can't wait to see him out on the break.





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Williams concedes that this year, he won't be pulling in the reins.



We'll see.


That's what I want to see as well. Here's hoping!






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