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Quotable 04-07-2012 06:19 AM

Will Anthony Davis be a bust?
 
I personally like him alot and think he could be the next KG but if I step back for a minute he has a few characteristics that I usually look for in a bust. He's extremely physically underdeveloped, he doesn't have a true position (3/4 tweener), won't be a threat from the low post for several years, and he played for an elite college that masked some of these weaknesses.

Again I think he's great but also just objectively speaking he's one of the riskier #1 overall's we're going to have had in a few seasons ~

Joshumitsu 04-07-2012 08:50 AM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Dwight Howard was expected by some, including himself, to play power forward when he first came into the league. But his skillset, size, and potential was so high, he was taken first over a safe, NBA Ready player in Emeka.

I see Davis following a similar route. He might never have a great offense but his defense, coordination, and athleticism will allow him to achieve success.

So, there's a chance he could still be a bust but that is unlikely.

Unless he's drafted by the Portland Trailblazers. Because the moment he arrives and breaths our air, eats, and drinks the water here, he will become doomed to knee injuries.

mobbdeep 06-18-2012 12:26 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
of course he can be a bust. ESPN magazine had a good article about him and how some say he can be a bust while others say he won't as long as he can block shots and defend

they said he can be a Marcus Camby type

rufuspaul 06-18-2012 12:45 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joshumitsu
Unless he's drafted by the Portland Trailblazers. Because the moment he arrives and breaths our air, eats, and drinks the water here, he will become doomed to knee injuries.


:oldlol:

steve 06-18-2012 01:05 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mobbdeep
of course he can be a bust. ESPN magazine had a good article about him and how some say he can be a bust while others say he won't as long as he can block shots and defend

they said he can be a Marcus Camby type


Yeah, that was my first thought. If you consider Marcus Camby a bust (a 2nd overall pick) then Davis very much could be a "bust." Of course if he does turn out to be a Camby type player, then he'll still be a productive player for his entire career.

senelcoolidge 06-18-2012 04:03 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
He could be a bust, but I doubt it. I think he could at least be a solid player. Not a strong offensive player, but solid defender. Think Joe Smith or Marcus Camby. No super star. But you never know he might be a hard worker and really make something great of himself.

fatboy11 06-18-2012 04:49 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Anyone can be a bust.

Rameek 06-18-2012 09:00 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
if you cant pinpoint his skillset then definitely he could be a bust.

Big_Dogg 06-18-2012 09:23 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
He seems more like a Serge Ibaka than a KG to me as he is more of a defensive presence than an offensive threat, until he develops some go to low post moves (ie a hook shot like Dwight has got now) and some sort of mid range game.

If he ever turns out as skilled as KG I'd be surprised, but that size, length and athleticism gives him a good base to work on his game to achieve that level.

ukfan22 06-18-2012 09:51 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Dogg
He seems more like a Serge Ibaka than a KG to me as he is more of a defensive presence than an offensive threat, until he develops some go to low post moves (ie a hook shot like Dwight has got now) and some sort of mid range game.

If he ever turns out as skilled as KG I'd be surprised, but that size, length and athleticism gives him a good base to work on his game to achieve that level.


but he has post moves, the jump hook and a midrange game

LBJMVP 06-18-2012 11:56 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
i dont think he will be a bust, but i dont think he will live up to the hype.

these scouts must know something about him that we don't cause i dont really see how he is a clear cut number 1.

i know i watched his high school video and he was hitting jumpshots, and step back threes with ease, and going coast to coast with what looked like great ball handling, but that was high school.

he must have a very good jumpshot or somthing and great ball handling.

Meticode 06-19-2012 12:59 AM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Anything is possible.

MetsPackers 06-19-2012 02:45 AM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
Poor mans Tyler Hansborough

Kiddlovesnets 06-19-2012 04:23 AM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
If Greg Oden can be a bust, anyone can. There is not a single thing known as guaranteed future superstar in NBA, draftees have to play hard and stay healthy.

Thorpesaurous 06-19-2012 01:44 PM

Re: Could A. Davis be a bust?
 
This thread on David Falk describing this as a one player draft has a lot of similar dialogue.

I guess it's sort of a semantic argument about what a bust is and isn't. I'm more focused on what he is as a prospect. Would you take Davis this prospect over Oden the prospect, not knowing what you know now about Oden's physical defects, but just as prospects coming out? I wouldn't have.

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=263587


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