With the 2012 NBA Draft nearing, things are beginning to fall into place. Trades are being finalized. (Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 18th Overall Pick, Emeka Okafor + Trevor Ariza for Rashard Lewis + the 46th Overall Pick, Maggette & Meatballs for Ben Gordon + A Pick in the 2013-2016 campaign), Draft prospects stock values are constantly on the rise and fall and more importantly, teams are also beginning to realize whose a better fit for them. Everyone except for Anthony Davis that is.. New Orleans knows, the fans know, the other teams know, despite what Anthony Davis believes, we know he knows. EVERYONE knows that he is going first overall.
All this fame and publicity hasn’t gone to his head though. It’s not like he already trademarked “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow”. In actual fact, he did. He didn’t want others trying to copy his “unique” look and try to make money off it.
But that is neither here nor there.
With all this hype, doubters and haters are starting to claim he might be overrated or even be a bust. But they obviously have not seen this fine specimen play in Kentucky. With his ability to pass, run the floor, shot block (4.7bpg), steal (1.4spg), rebound (10.4 rpg), and even shoot FT (71%) in Kentucky, it appears that he is a pretty complete player already. There have been comparisons of Marcus Camby and Kevin Garnett and things are looking promising for the 6’10 PF, with a 7’3 wingspan. If he works and polishes his post-game, he should be able to pull off a pretty solid career similar to that of Kevin Garnett. The only issue I see is his lack of build. He is quite slender for a PF given that he is only 220 pounds and if you would like to put that in comparison he weighs as much as D-Wade, but is 6 inches taller. Davis will need to bulk up to about 250 in order to sustain the banging in the low post from other bigs. That wasn’t meant to sound dirty bee tee dubs.
I am soooo looking forward to this draft. For the order in which prospects will be drafted, but more so for the upcoming year in which Anthony Davis will prove to everyone how good he is on a national level.