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Anthony Davis Big Disappointment So Far For New Orleans Hornets

Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis came into the National Basketball Association this season with a ton of fanfare after being the No. 1 pick in the draft. Davis has struggled through injuries early in the season and isn’t living up to being the top pick at all this year. Davis is scoring just over 12 points a game with more than seven rebounds per game but those are not numbers you want out of the first pick in the draft.

I thought Davis had to be a player that averaged a double-double a game with his ability this season. That is not going to happen and hasn’t hit double figures in scoring during any of the last three games for the New Orleans Hornets. The curious thing about Davis as well to me is that he is only playing around 28 minutes per game. That could be a result of the early-season injury but a player at just age 19 has to be playing more when you are expecting so much out of him.

I know that this is only his rookie year but Davis is going to need to produce in much bigger ways starting next season. The Hornets will change their name to the Pelicans next season and with that will come a new attention on the team. Davis needs to bulk up from his current 220 pounds at 6’11” because that is just too thin for his height. Davis is young and is still growing into his body but something has to change or the Hornets may never improve.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.