Anthony Davis watch #1
6-10 220 UK freshman phenom Anthony Davis is the prize of the 2012 NBA draft. You can argue Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Perry Jones III, Thomas Robinson, Jared Sullinger, and even fellow UK freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as the top pick in the draft but any team that doesn’t take Davis is going to regret it. Davis is rebounding and blocking shots like he’s possessed, getting 10 boards per game and an NCAA leading 4.7 blocks per game to go with 13 points. A sophomore season? No chance, Davis is an instant impact player.
1. Charlotte Bobcats 3-20 – Michael Jordan’s team is who we thought they were, one of the worst NBA teams ever assembled. The highlight of this teams season is going to be starting 2-1. The Bobcats are on a ten game skid and have been scoring in the 70′s most games. When Gerald Henderson leads the team in scoring at 15 points per game, you’ve got problems. Rookie Kemba walker has shown flashes and could be a player for the future. It scares me that Jordan could get the first pick in a loaded draft because this is the same guy that drafted Kwame Brown first overall.
2. Detroit Pistons 4-20 – Detroit basketball is terrible at the moment. This team has dropped seven straight games since shocking the world when they took down the Blazers. This is a team that really has some nice young pieces to build around. Davis could turn them into a playoff team sooner than later. Center Greg Monroe leads the team in points(15.9), rebounds (9.6), and steals (2.1) and has the look of a future star, put another star next to him on the block and they are going to be a problem. Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey are the young guards of the future. The luck of the lottery is just what the Pistons organization needs and let’s just hope they don’t draft another Darko Milicic second overall.
3. Washington Wizards 4-18 – Ted Leonsis has to be mad that the Wizards have won four games after starting out 1-13 and paving themselves a clear path for Davis. Adding Davis next the Javale McGee would be scary, much like the Pistons situation with Monroe. McGee is one of the players who is shining despite his team getting whooped up and down the court every night. Flip Saunders was already shown the door and I’ll just say John Wall is going through a sophomore slump. Nick Young leads the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game.
4. New Orleans Hornets 4-18 – The Hornets weren’t good to start with and with the Louisi-Animal Eric Gordon on the injured list, they are one of the worst teams ever assembled. The highlight of this teams season is going to be starting out 2-0 because they have gone 2-16 since. Gordon only played in the first two games and has been out ever since and didn’t receive a contract offer from the Hornets before the deadline so who knows where his future will be but N.O. says it’s still wants him for the future. Gordon and Ant Davis could be a scary outside-in combination capable of getting a team to the post-season. E.G. has to get healthy though.
5. Sacramento Kings – 6-15 – Maybe the Kings should try passing the ball because they rank 30th in assists per game. These guys are hard to watch and have already gotten coach Paul Westphal ran out of town. The Kings have lost five straight even though young stars DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans have flourished with Westphal canned, at least at scoring the ball.. on defense the Kings are a disgusting 30th in the league,allowing 101.9. Davis would most definitely help protect the rim in Sac-Town but for his benefit, I hope he’s not subjected to the attitude of DeMarcus Cousins aka Donatello.