Is Anthony Davis Really a Cornerstone Piece for the New Orleans Hornets?

By gilgerard
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The New Orleans Hornets (Pelicans) thought they had the cornerstone piece when they drafted Anthony Davis and his uni-brow first overall last year in the NBA draft. Davis was supposed to be a complete monster for the Hornets but has started his career relatively slow while battling ankle problems. This has a lot of people wondering if Anthony Davis is the right person to lead this franchise back to being relevant. I don’t know how you personally feel about this, but I think it’s WAY too soon to judge either way.

There’s no doubt this kid has the talent and skill to be one of the best big men in the NBA. He’s long, athletic, has a knack for playing defense and is still defining who he is offensively. How many young players can say they have the same problems? It even took Kevin Durant and LeBron James some time to figure out their identities, right?

I think what’s really holding Davis back is his offensive game. I think he needs to continue working on his jump shot and post game if he wants to be one of the best. Does he have the ability to do so? Heck yeah he does. It’s going to take some time and some extra time in the gym, but what’s going to hold him back from doing that?

Throw in the fact he’s probably finally starting to eat and lift like a professional athlete for the first time in his life which will add the strength he needs to play down low in the NBA.

Look, it’s way too soon to say either way but I think Davis will end up being a heck of a player as he moves forward in his career.

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