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PleaseBeNice
03-31-2012, 02:55 AM
We all know Anthony Davis will be the number one pick, it's a given. Out of the teams most likely to obtain him (Hornets, Pistons, Kings, Bobcats, Wizards, Raptors, Nets, Cavs, Warriors), which team would make the biggest improvement in your opinion and why?

VRP723
03-31-2012, 02:58 AM
I think him with TT and Kyrie would be a contender if you gave them a few years to develop.

Kings Faithful
03-31-2012, 03:09 AM
If the Kings got him we'd have as much talent stacked on the roster as any team in the league. Unfortunately there is more to the game than talent... With a few good moves this summer the Kings could make an OKC type leap with an addition like Davis.

5ass
03-31-2012, 03:11 AM
I'd love to see the bobcats build a Monster defensive team. Bismack and Davis would be great first step.

itsripcity32
03-31-2012, 03:11 AM
Out of all those teams, Pistons is the only team that lacks a shot blocker.
Monroe plus Davis = dominance.

Yea, I'm a piston fan, but it's the truth

Blazers#1Fan
03-31-2012, 03:14 AM
Wizards

Davis
Nene
Wall

And cap for the off season
Warriors

Bogut
Davis
Lee
Curry

Is probably the best team though plus you can trade lee for another legit player

chong2204
03-31-2012, 03:19 AM
The Flint Tropics.

Raph12
03-31-2012, 03:27 AM
Raptors would make the biggest jump IMO... With Valencuinas potentially coming over next season, Bargnani healthy, a lot of capspace to play with and a defensive-minded coach; Anthony Davis may just be exactly what they need.

Potential 2012-13 lineup:
PG - Nash (assuming he takes big money to play for his home country)/Calderon
SG - DeRozan
SF - Kleiza/James Johnson
PF - Anthony Davis/Bargnani
C - Valanciunas/Bargnani

That three-big rotation would compliment one another very well and the Raps would instantly become playoffs contenders.

WickedBadMan
03-31-2012, 03:51 AM
Clearly the Bobcats, could DOUBLE their wins on the year!!

hgtiger32
03-31-2012, 04:12 AM
I feel like

Nets- Deron Williams if he stays
Cavs- Him and Kyrie would be quick turnaround from LeBron mess
Wizards- Wall and Davis duo would be nice

holding out hope for my Bucks as well lol

Jennings
Ellis
Illyasova
Gooden
Davis

MagicBucsSox
03-31-2012, 05:14 AM
Warriors need him in the worst way

tredigs
03-31-2012, 05:56 AM
Warriors need him in the worst way

Bogut + D. Lee along with Curry + Klay Thompson and hopefully a top 7 pick; . We don't need Anthony Davis. Kidd-Gilchrist/Lamb/Barnes being possibilities if that comes to fruition. After that Monta trade, I can't cosign with your sentiment.

Warriors might just be a serious force as soon as next year.

dgreat5000
03-31-2012, 06:45 AM
If the Kings got him we'd have as much talent stacked on the roster as any team in the league. Unfortunately there is more to the game than talent... With a few good moves this summer the Kings could make an OKC type leap with an addition like Davis.

True, kings would be playoff team with Davis and some solid vets

bigsams50
03-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Bobcats. Him and Biyombo would be sick defensively

faridk89
03-31-2012, 08:15 AM
Raptors would make the biggest jump IMO... With Valencuinas potentially coming over next season, Bargnani healthy, a lot of capspace to play with and a defensive-minded coach; Anthony Davis may just be exactly what they need.

Potential 2012-13 lineup:
PG - Nash (assuming he takes big money to play for his home country)/Calderon
SG - DeRozan
SF - Kleiza/James Johnson
PF - Anthony Davis/Bargnani
C - Valanciunas/Bargnani

That three-big rotation would compliment one another very well and the Raps would instantly become playoffs contenders.

I'd trade bargs for a SF or SG that can create his own shot.

MonroeFAN
03-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Er... The team with the worst record?
:confused:

tcav701
03-31-2012, 08:53 AM
Brooklyn when Deron leaves or the Slobcats

Spencesc11
03-31-2012, 09:21 AM
You give John Wall (Nene and A. Davis) as his two bigs then a couple of journeyman players at the 2 and the 3 and this is a playoff team.

And for Detroit you give them a starting 5 of Knight, Stuckey, Prince, Davis, and Monroe and the same result.

All the other teams are multiple players away from improvement.

tcav701
03-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Wait....

the question was which team does Davis improve the most.

That would be the teams with the LEAST amount of talent.

FutureGM
03-31-2012, 11:03 AM
I think Detroit really turns around if you add Davis next to Monroe. They compliment each other nicely. That said, I hope the Raptors get him.

Gators123
03-31-2012, 11:09 AM
I would do anything to have a Monroe and Davis frontcourt. Won't happen though.

Mr_Amaziing
03-31-2012, 11:12 AM
The bobcats

JWO35
03-31-2012, 11:13 AM
I honesty think any team in the East(expect probably the Bobcats) could get bumped into the playoffs with the addition of Davis, or at the very least be a serious contender for that 7th & 8th spot....

Birdmannn
03-31-2012, 01:12 PM
I just hope he joins a team I already watch. I dont wanna have to add another team to the like 12 I already watch on a regular basis.

Wolfman01
03-31-2012, 02:05 PM
Wizards, Kings, Pistons, and Cavaliers due to their team already have good enough pieces on their team to step up their game. The Nets no longer have a top 5 pick in the draft. They traded their top 5 pick in 2012 for Gerald Wallace which he will leave the Nets for free agency. A wasted top 5 pick for the Nets and a bad trade also. Deron Williams is leaving the Nets also how sad for the Nets. Warriors are not a top 10 pick contender.

kenzo400
03-31-2012, 02:19 PM
I'd trade bargs for a SF or SG that can create his own shot.

+1 I would trade him for the third or fourth pick in this draft. If that is possible.

Imagine that scenario though, Jonas (really second pick in this draft) Davis (first pick) and third or fourth pick) lol that would be ridiculous.

Birdmannn
03-31-2012, 02:28 PM
+1 I would trade him for the third or fourth pick in this draft. If that is possible.

Imagine that scenario though, Jonas (really second pick in this draft) Davis (first pick) and third or fourth pick) lol that would be ridiculous.

Nice scenario for sure. I could hopefully enjoy all raptor games again.:p

I dont understand what you mean about Jonas being the second pick thou?

homestarunner93
03-31-2012, 02:36 PM
Well, if the worst team (Bobcats) drafts the best player (Davis), it would stand to reason that they would probably improve the most.

Birdmannn
03-31-2012, 02:40 PM
Trick question. He ends up a bust and 13 lottery teams make the most improvements by NOT drafting him.

netsgiantsyanks
03-31-2012, 02:46 PM
Wizards, Kings, Pistons, and Cavaliers due to their team already have good enough pieces on their team to step up their game. The Nets no longer have a top 5 pick in the draft. They traded their top 5 pick in 2012 for Gerald Wallace which he will leave the Nets for free agency. A wasted top 5 pick for the Nets and a bad trade also. Deron Williams is leaving the Nets also how sad for the Nets. Warriors are not a top 10 pick contender.

the pick is top 3 protected.

Wolfman01
03-31-2012, 02:55 PM
the pick is top 3 protected.

Nets have the 6th worst record in the league and probably won't get a top 3 pick unless they get lucky with the lottery.

FraziersKnicks
03-31-2012, 03:02 PM
For the Cavs, a Kyrie/Davis/Thompson trio would be deadly in a couple of years. For the Pistons, a Monroe/Davis frontcourt would be one of the best in the league in a few years. Either of them, improve immensely with the addition of Davis..

PDCballa
03-31-2012, 03:16 PM
Bucks would become instant contenders with Anthony Davis. Jennings Ellis Delfino Gooden Davis

sunsfan88
03-31-2012, 03:17 PM
Did everyone here forget that the Blazers have a top 3 pick in the draft??

Imagine Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Alridge, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, and a decent rookie PG like Kendall Marshall...

Anyone else say CHAMPIONSHIP??

netsgiantsyanks
03-31-2012, 03:31 PM
Did everyone here forget that the Blazers have a top 3 pick in the draft??

Imagine Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Alridge, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, and a decent rookie PG like Kendall Marshall...

Anyone else say CHAMPIONSHIP??

top 3 protected, if the nets get the 4th pick or higher, it's the blazers pick.

5ass
03-31-2012, 03:34 PM
top 3 protected, if the nets get the 4th pick or higher, it's the blazers pick.

lower

netsgiantsyanks
03-31-2012, 03:38 PM
yeah, lower.

JPapelbon58
03-31-2012, 03:46 PM
Kings need Davis. Imagine this lineup

PG: Thomas
SG: Thornton
SF: Evans
PF: Davis
C: Cousins

Thompson, Williams, Hayes, Jimmer off the bench. I'm not even mentioning anyone that the Kings pick up in Free Agency. Davis could turn that team into a playoff contender.

mosesedan
03-31-2012, 03:58 PM
nets would look pretty good with davis
pg deron
sg brooks
sf wallace
pf davis
c lopez

sep11ie
03-31-2012, 04:00 PM
I heard he wants to join the heat.

netsgiantsyanks
03-31-2012, 04:09 PM
nets would look pretty good with davis
pg deron
sg brooks
sf wallace
pf davis
c lopez

wouldn't hurt. wallace has a good couple of years left and we could get a veteran pf to mentor davis.

ichitownclowni
03-31-2012, 04:26 PM
Cavs

raiderposting
03-31-2012, 04:55 PM
warriors will be a contender. If they get davis they can also trade lee plus a filler like wright who wants out for a player like iguodala.

PG: Curry/robinson/jenkins
SG: Thompson/Rush
SF: Iguodala/ ?
PF: Davis/?
C: Bogut/biedrins

I think with a couple of FA signing the warriors can become a force immediately.

boogie-reke
03-31-2012, 05:09 PM
A Davis and Cousins frontcourt duo would makes my loose the ability to speak from excitment.

xILLN355
03-31-2012, 05:13 PM
if raptors get the #1 pick i'd **** my pants and eat it myself in happiness

dtmagnet
03-31-2012, 05:20 PM
Any team that drafts him will improve greatly, can't really choose one over another.

kenzo400
03-31-2012, 05:22 PM
Nice scenario for sure. I could hopefully enjoy all raptor games again.:p

I dont understand what you mean about Jonas being the second pick thou?

A lot of analysts are saying that if he was in this draft he would have been the second pick overall.

heyman321
03-31-2012, 05:28 PM
I have a feeling the Raptors will be getting the number one pick this year. It's always rigged for the best sob story of the year (hometown Chicago boy, Clipper's crappiness, death of Wizards owner, Lebron leaving). Besides, it's almost never the worst team that gets it (sorry Bobcats, you'll be stuck in futility longer than the Wiz, Raptors, or Pistons).

Luke_K77bear
03-31-2012, 05:32 PM
warriors will be a contender. If they get davis they can also trade lee plus a filler like wright who wants out for a player like iguodala.

PG: Curry/robinson/jenkins
SG: Thompson/Rush
SF: Iguodala/ ?
PF: Davis/?
C: Bogut/biedrins

I think with a couple of FA signing the warriors can become a force immediately.

Don't trade anyone... Top 6th man or insurance in case if injury

PocketKings
03-31-2012, 05:56 PM
The Cavaliers would be in such a prime position with those 2 building blocks for the future in Kyrie and Davis. I say those 2 because although TT has flashed being dynamic he hasn't done enough to prove to me (lowly ol' me so what does that matter) to be a guy you can help build a franchise around YET. Yes, I understand he was a top 5 pick just last year but grading him off just what he has done so far.

A team that would be great to would be the Pistons, having Knight - Monroe - Davis would be another beautiful trio to build the future around.

I think those would be the two best teams easily for Davis to improve greatly. All other teams is just ehh... to me.

topdog
03-31-2012, 06:00 PM
I'm going to say the Wiz. Not only would they have a very nice frontcourt of Nene and Davis to go with Wall and Vesely, but they also have incentive to do whatever it takes to clear out the numbskulls.

chitown815
03-31-2012, 06:02 PM
Cavs or wizards

Hawkeye15
03-31-2012, 06:22 PM
Out of all those teams, Pistons is the only team that lacks a shot blocker.
Monroe plus Davis = dominance.

Yea, I'm a piston fan, but it's the truth

This is what I was going to say. A Monroe-Davis frontcourt? :drool:

They would offset each other perfectly. Monroe is far more advanced offensively than Davis (who will get better and better), and Davis could be the interior defender/shotblocker the Pistons could sorely use since as good as Monroe is, he just can't defend, block shots, and rebound like Davis will.

The other team he would help big time is ANY OF THEM...

beasted86
03-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Anthony Davis is going to get rag-dolled in the NBA for his rookie year. No team is going to have a large improvement only because of him in 1 season.

papipapsmanny
03-31-2012, 09:18 PM
whe Wiz would be sitting pretty

Wall
Crawford
Singleton/Booker (Book is really fast if he can keep improving his shot he could play SF)
Davis/Vesely
Nene/Seraphin

Baller1
03-31-2012, 09:45 PM
The Bucks or Warriors would have very nice rosters with the addition of Davis.

LASportsFan1996
03-31-2012, 09:47 PM
Clearly the Bobcats, could DOUBLE their wins on the year!!

All The Way Up To 15 LOL

central2003
03-31-2012, 09:55 PM
I think people are forgetting how scary a Davis/Cousins front court will be. ... Real freaking scary. :hide:

waveycrockett
03-31-2012, 09:59 PM
Deron to Davis would be unstoppable

gaughan333
03-31-2012, 10:24 PM
All The Way Up To 15 LOL

I can't tell if this was supposed to be funny because they are awful, or noting that you could get up to 15, since you can't finish a season with 7.5 wins

todu82
03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
The Cavs. Him and Kyrie would be a good 1-2 punch for the next 10-15 years.

joeboow90
03-31-2012, 11:01 PM
Honestly this dude needs to bulk up. Does anyone see how skinny this dude is? He's not just gonna come in the nba and beast on everyone. Everyone needs to calm down ter expectations of this kid...I'm not hatin I'm just sayin the truth

Cal827
03-31-2012, 11:16 PM
Next year, the Raptors would probably be the least helped. I love the potential of a JV-Davis front court for years to come, but they would just get eaten up by opposing Front Courts next year.... I think a team with an offensive big (Lopez, Monroe, Demarcus) would be the best choices.

Number2Pick
03-31-2012, 11:19 PM
Out of all those teams, Pistons is the only team that lacks a shot blocker.
Monroe plus Davis = dominance.

Yea, I'm a piston fan, but it's the truth

this is the damn truth.. Frank is putting the D back in Pistons ball and Davis would fit perfectly with Knight, Stuckey, Tayshaun, Monroe and Jerebko. all those other teams are trash

howiend
03-31-2012, 11:21 PM
keep him in the east, the west has enough good teams!

Spiggity_ace
03-31-2012, 11:40 PM
my god that raptors scenario is mouth watering, but i want to see him on the pistons, the nucleus would be perfect bright young pg, 2 potentially dominant big men Yes!

sunsfan88
03-31-2012, 11:52 PM
top 3 protected, if the nets get the 4th pick or higher, it's the blazers pick.

That's true. But damn that was still such an awful trade for the Nets.

No way in hell Gerald Wallace on an EXPIRING contract is worth that.

Sactown
03-31-2012, 11:53 PM
Honestly this dude needs to bulk up. Does anyone see how skinny this dude is? He's not just gonna come in the nba and beast on everyone. Everyone needs to calm down ter expectations of this kid...I'm not hatin I'm just sayin the truth

He'll gain 25 pounds before the season starts. putting him at about 255.. just watch

AceMan
04-01-2012, 12:11 AM
The Nets. Getting Davis might mean keeping Deron Williams. That's two all stars for the price of one.

heyman321
04-01-2012, 12:19 AM
Honestly this dude needs to bulk up. Does anyone see how skinny this dude is? He's not just gonna come in the nba and beast on everyone. Everyone needs to calm down ter expectations of this kid...I'm not hatin I'm just sayin the truth

Totally agree. He's 15 pounds less than Chris Bosh, and Bosh gets eaten up by rugged PFs, let alone good centers.

DoubleDragon
04-01-2012, 12:21 AM
I think the Cavs with irving would be good. Though to avoid staying at that level where Sacramento is after getting DeMarcus Cousins to join the then dynamic (in his rookie year) Tyreke Evans, they'd need to pick up (as someone else here mentioned) a decent SG or SF to solidify the line-up. They would definitely be a great 1-2 punch for the Cavs, no doubt.

If not the Cavs, the Bucks with Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis would be another ominous young threesome.

MrfadeawayJB
04-01-2012, 01:00 AM
Kings, Warriors and Nets in that order

SA5195
04-01-2012, 01:13 AM
Raptors :pray:

Jonas + Davis + 2, 2nd rounders (in a deep draft).

Alot of cap space, that could net us a good PG in the FA market.

:drool:

TrueFan420
04-01-2012, 01:25 AM
Kings, Warriors and Nets in that order

if curry and bogut are health all next year the warriors would be better off with a legit 3 that can play great d and get to the hoop.

curry
klay
?
lee
bogut

beasted86
04-01-2012, 01:53 AM
He'll gain 25 pounds before the season starts. putting him at about 255.. just watch

If he puts on 25 pounds, half of it will be fat.... So it wouldn't help and wouldn't matter anyway.

joseph aka Jman
04-01-2012, 02:50 AM
Kings and Cavs

Raph12
04-01-2012, 03:16 AM
He'll gain 25 pounds before the season starts. putting him at about 255.. just watch

He's 220 now, so 25 more pounds would have him at 245lbs and to be honest, it would probably slow him down and he wouldn't be able to cover as much ground... I look at him like Ibaka defensively; he may struggle against stronger bigs in a 1v1 situation, but he'll be a great help defender, hopefully he'll continue to attack the glass though.

I think he'll be at 230-240lbs at his heaviest, which is best, you don't want him to lose the biggest advantage he has over most bigs (his quickness).

uprightciti
04-01-2012, 03:46 AM
The league.is. rigged new Orleans will get the #1 pick this year he will be sick on team ugly
Kaveman. Davis. Gordon. And.all the other fugly dudes

tredigs
04-01-2012, 04:16 AM
He's 220 now, so 25 more pounds would have him at 245lbs and to be honest, it would probably slow him down and he wouldn't be able to cover as much ground... I look at him like Ibaka defensively; he may struggle against stronger bigs in a 1v1 situation, but he'll be a great help defender, hopefully he'll continue to attack the glass though.

I think he'll be at 230-240lbs at his heaviest, which is best, you don't want him to lose the biggest advantage he has over most bigs (his quickness).

Marcus Camby seemed aight.

alencp3
04-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Hopefully the Wizards

Its about time John gets some help

PleaseBeNice
04-01-2012, 04:49 AM
If the lottery is rigged (IMO it is), this would be the year the Kings would get it I think. We were so close to losing our team and we (Thank you KJ!) avert disaster with Anaheim, then we get a tentative deal in place for a new arena we've been trying to get for years. It's always a feel good story to the team who get's it, and it makes sense for Sacramento to get it this year with the emotional roller coaster Kings fans have been on dealing with relocation and arena issues. A nice gift wrapped congratulatory present of Anthony Davis from David Stern would do the trick :D

arkanian215
04-01-2012, 07:19 AM
I'd say Nets. They could use someone with his length and defensive anticipation at the PF spot. Pretty much every other lottery team has at least one PF who can play D (no GForce doesn't count).

h2r09
04-01-2012, 08:59 AM
he wont make much of an impact offensively for at least his first year he is going to get eaten alive because he is still a pg in a centers body. eventually he will dominate but he needs to put on a lot of muscle to compete with the guys in the nba who are just as big and athletic as he is.

defensively he will always be able to make an impact however. he would be a great fit on the bobcats and that team would dominate in a few years if they gt a solid perimeter player.

BKLYNpigeon
04-01-2012, 09:50 AM
I hope.

The First thing Anthony Davis's does when he gets paid and enters the NBA, is that he goes into a Beauty Salon and not a Tattoo Parlor. That guy seriously needs to get his eyebrows plucked.

BKLYNpigeon
04-01-2012, 10:01 AM
If the lottery is rigged (IMO it is), this would be the year the Kings would get it I think. We were so close to losing our team and we (Thank you KJ!) avert disaster with Anaheim, then we get a tentative deal in place for a new arena we've been trying to get for years. It's always a feel good story to the team who get's it, and it makes sense for Sacramento to get it this year with the emotional roller coaster Kings fans have been on dealing with relocation and arena issues. A nice gift wrapped congratulatory present of Anthony Davis from David Stern would do the trick :D

theres other teams deserving of a top pick if the lottery were rigged.


Hornets - League own team, trying to get sold. Anthony Davis would really drive up the price of this team. Other owners wouldnt mind, it more money in their pockets. I could see this happening.

Nets - new stadium in brooklyn. big market. they always get rewarded somehow. (i.e. derick rose,, bulls had .5% chance of getting the #1 pick)

Warriors - the owner Joe Lacob spent 540 million to buy this franchise. it really help out the NBA and the league to over spend on an average franchise. it really raised the idea of the value of NBA franchises.

FraziersKnicks
04-01-2012, 10:28 AM
Marcus Camby seemed aight.

KG was also 220 when he first came into the league and he's turned out to be one of the best interior defenders of all-time. I think people overvalue the weight of big men sometimes, it doesn't make as big a difference if you know where to be, make up for it with length and defensive instincts.

Davis will be just fine.

BSardogan
04-01-2012, 11:31 AM
Houston Rockets if they fail to make the playoffs and somehow use magic to get that #1 pick. Instant contenders.

thekmp211
04-01-2012, 11:39 AM
lol the first ten answers are all different. glad we have some consensus.

the nets and bobcats would benefit immensely from his presence. he is a good fit on just about every team. kyrie and AD would be amazing, kinda want it to happen.

Cal827
04-01-2012, 04:24 PM
theres other teams deserving of a top pick if the lottery were rigged.


Hornets - League own team, trying to get sold. Anthony Davis would really drive up the price of this team. Other owners wouldnt mind, it more money in their pockets. I could see this happening.

Nets - new stadium in brooklyn. big market. they always get rewarded somehow. (i.e. derick rose,, bulls had .5% chance of getting the #1 pick)

Warriors - the owner Joe Lacob spent 540 million to buy this franchise. it really help out the NBA and the league to over spend on an average franchise. it really raised the idea of the value of NBA franchises.

Don't forget all of the other ways this draft could be rigged :D

Bobcats : They do have the highest chance at the pick, but you know being owned by the NBA's cash cow of the 90s can ensure that the odds don't sway lol.

Cleveland: Dan Gilbert is still in Stern's Lap

Hornets (Via Minnesota): Double whammy here. Give NO two picks in the top 5, and troll Kahn for his comments concerning the NBA's lottery process. Stern might want the opportunity to go look at Minnesota and say "U Mad?"

Wizards: That team might be heading downhill reallly fast without a good pick this year. Don't want another NO.

Miami: Everybody is eventually heading there anyways, might as well hurry up the process :D

..... Toronto and Detroit are going to get screwed.... again lol

JasonJohnHorn
04-01-2012, 07:42 PM
Well... I'd like to see him land with the Pistons. If this kid is NBA ready, then the Pistons would have one of the best front courts in the league.

h2r09
04-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Well... I'd like to see him land with the Pistons. If this kid is NBA ready, then the Pistons would have one of the best front courts in the league.

he isn't nba ready. at least offensively. he will be eaten up by the stronger guys in the league for his first year at least.

PleaseBeNice
04-02-2012, 01:02 AM
he isn't nba ready. at least offensively. he will be eaten up by the stronger guys in the league for his first year at least.

He will only be asked to block shots in his first year

LA_Raiders
04-02-2012, 02:39 AM
He stil needs time to develop. Bobcats, Cavs or Wiz are a good fit IMO

celtNYpatsHeels
04-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Pistons.... Monroe and Davis.... DAAAAAAAAAAM

MrfadeawayJB
04-02-2012, 11:40 AM
if curry and bogut are health all next year the warriors would be better off with a legit 3 that can play great d and get to the hoop.

curry
klay
?
lee
bogut

or you could trade Lee and draft Davis! Think about Lee's contract. Get that off the books for young talent and draft picks/flexibility and you got a monster out west! :speechless:

Cal827
04-02-2012, 12:41 PM
I know this post is worthless... but I just did a mock draft lottery on ESPN and NO won it with Minnesota's pick (0.8% chance of winning)... their pick ended up 3rd overall....

Looks like they are prepared for the rigging :facepalm:

Rockwilderz
04-02-2012, 12:56 PM
I have a feeling this guy is going to a be a bust..

Yes I said it, for someone to grow that fast.. kinda scary..

Injury plagued player.. I hope not... But as of rite now.. Any other weak teams but the RAPS.

PleaseBeNice
04-02-2012, 02:56 PM
When Davis signs his contract, I hope there is something in there about him having to shave his uni brow, and if he doesn't he can't collect a single penny

Kashmir13579
04-02-2012, 02:58 PM
Anyone else see a little bit of Jared Jeffries in this dude?

b@llhog24
04-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Anyone else see a little bit of Jared Jeffries in this dude?

Is that a good or bad thing?

PleaseBeNice
04-02-2012, 09:53 PM
^ Bad

NY007
04-02-2012, 10:19 PM
Cavs or Wizards

Nets if they resign Deron but he's not staying with the Nets.

Laces-Out
04-02-2012, 10:40 PM
I think the Nets would be a great team if they could keep D-will and have the combo of Davis/Lopez up the middle then have Hump off the bench not to mention Brooks looks like he could be a pro for a while that would be some big building blocks

lvlheaded
04-02-2012, 10:40 PM
Davis is gonna be a monster. I'd actually like to see him stay in school to work on his offensive game a little bit, but I don't think that's happening. I say he probably would make the biggest impact on Toronto right away, him and big V would be devastating

theducksmuggler
04-02-2012, 10:56 PM
am i the only one who thinks this guy is gonna be a huge bust?

Laces-Out
04-02-2012, 11:00 PM
am i the only one who thinks this guy is gonna be a huge bust?

This kid is 19 years old...... Dwight Howard didnt fill til 20 give the kid sometime he might shock u one day

Crackadalic
04-02-2012, 11:05 PM
People forget he played pg most of his career until he had that crazy growth spurt the last 2 years in HS. I think he can be a star in 2-3 years.

Who ever gets him better keep him

Laces-Out
04-02-2012, 11:11 PM
People forget he played pg most of his career until he had that crazy growth spurt the last 2 years in HS. I think he can be a star in 2-3 years.

Who ever gets him better keep him

i can see him putting on a few more pounds on that frame and picking up a jump shot be4 we can call him a star but hes got a great foundation to build from cuz he doesnt look lazy on the floor

theducksmuggler
04-02-2012, 11:36 PM
This kid is 19 years old...... Dwight Howard didnt fill til 20 give the kid sometime he might shock u one day

yeah he might...but you saying that doesnt change the fact that i think he will be a bust, also howard had about 25 pounds on him when he was his age thats alot of weight

Crackadalic
04-02-2012, 11:44 PM
yeah he might...but you saying that doesnt change the fact that i think he will be a bust, also howard had about 25 pounds on him when he was his age thats alot of weight

So why do you think he is gonna be a bust

CudiOnMyiPod
04-02-2012, 11:49 PM
Charlotte!

theducksmuggler
04-02-2012, 11:50 PM
So why do you think he is gonna be a bust

i think he has a very limited offensive game, he is beating up on college players, he is to skinny(yes i know he will get a little bigger) and will get beat up down low, and he wont get that many blocks in the nba games in my opinion, but **** ive been wrong before

MrfadeawayJB
04-02-2012, 11:53 PM
I see the second coming of Marcus Camby in Davis. Is his post game limited? Sure but he can shoot mid range jumpers and has versitility with his dribble. I think he will be solid and play for a long time

jmoney85
04-02-2012, 11:54 PM
i think he has a very limited offensive game, he is beating up on college players, he is to skinny(yes i know he will get a little bigger) and will get beat up down low, and he wont get that many blocks in the nba games in my opinion, but **** ive been wrong before

he actually has a solid offensive game... only thing he could polish is when his back is to the basket

unleashthebeast
04-02-2012, 11:56 PM
I think a duo of him and Nene in the frontcourt would be pretty damn impressive, nice compliment to eachother. Wall and Crawford is a nice backcourt duo as well. If they can get a SF, whether it be Vesely or through Free Agency, I could see the Wizards being damn good if they can land Davis.

Crackadalic
04-03-2012, 12:03 AM
i think he has a very limited offensive game, he is beating up on college players, he is to skinny(yes i know he will get a little bigger) and will get beat up down low, and he wont get that many blocks in the nba games in my opinion, but **** ive been wrong before


So was Dwight and he still isnt a Juggernaut as he should be on the offensive end

Why do you think he won't block shots? He has the same frame as Marcus Camby and he was blocking shots at a insane rate one year.

He will get beat down low because he still has room to grow into a nba body so thats not something to worry about.

What makes him special is he has good defensive instincts instead of just relying on his athleticism and he used to play pg/sg so he is a terrific passer when need me

He impacts the game without scoring. That's why I think he is gonna be good in the NBA

iam brett favre
04-03-2012, 12:05 AM
He's gonna be a bust. Quote me on it. It will be different when he isn't playing 6'9 untalented players.

theducksmuggler
04-03-2012, 12:08 AM
he actually has a solid offensive game... only thing he could polish is when his back is to the basket

he is a 6'10" center he is gonna have his back to the basket a majority of the time, but i am not in the majority of people...i just have a feeling the dude is perfect for college ball and it wont work to well in the nba, he will be boxed out by beefier players and he wont block as many shots, just playing devils advocate these are Hassan Whitesides(7'0" 238 pounds) numbers his freshman year 26 min 13.1 points 8.9 rebounds 5.4 blocks...Anthony Davis(6'10" 220) numbers 32 min 14.4 points 10.2 rebounds 4.6 blocks...just saying i understand a difference in level of competition but still very similar numbers and size.

PHX2daDEATH
04-03-2012, 12:17 AM
We all know Anthony Davis will be the number one pick, it's a given. Out of the teams most likely to obtain him (Hornets, Pistons, Kings, Bobcats, Wizards, Raptors, Nets, Cavs, Warriors), which team would make the biggest improvement in your opinion and why?

Cavs...he would make the game easier for Kyrie and TT..if the Cavs added a deep bench they would be contenders in 2 years
Pistons and Kings. Similiar rosters..both each have two young bigs that would be scary next to davis
Bobcats...Have a defensive big in Bismack..they need more "O" but no doubt they'd be scaru defensively
Warriors..Didnt they just get Bogut, if Davis goes to the warriors he becomes Greg Oden...or Pervis Ellison
Nets- I cant see them picking in the top 3..they'll lose the pick to Portland..same for the Raptors

Crackadalic
04-03-2012, 12:18 AM
he is a 6'10" center he is gonna have his back to the basket a majority of the time, but i am not in the majority of people...i just have a feeling the dude is perfect for college ball and it wont work to well in the nba, he will be boxed out by beefier players and he wont block as many shots, just playing devils advocate these are Hassan Whitesides(7'0" 238 pounds) numbers his freshman year 26 min 13.1 points 8.9 rebounds 5.4 blocks...Anthony Davis(6'10" 220) numbers 32 min 14.4 points 10.2 rebounds 4.6 blocks...just saying i understand a difference in level of competition but still very similar numbers and size.

His advance stats blows Hassan out the water

Boxing out beefier players? Im small for my age and I box out players much stronger and taller then me because I have good fundamentals. I'm not worried about him not boxing out stronger players

I'm not trying to make Davis as the 2nd coming of Bill Russell but he is nowhere near a bust

jmoney85
04-03-2012, 12:19 AM
he is a 6'10" center he is gonna have his back to the basket a majority of the time, but i am not in the majority of people...i just have a feeling the dude is perfect for college ball and it wont work to well in the nba, he will be boxed out by beefier players and he wont block as many shots, just playing devils advocate these are Hassan Whitesides(7'0" 238 pounds) numbers his freshman year 26 min 13.1 points 8.9 rebounds 5.4 blocks...Anthony Davis(6'10" 220) numbers 32 min 14.4 points 10.2 rebounds 4.6 blocks...just saying i understand a difference in level of competition but still very similar numbers and size.

first of all anthony davis will be either a PF or SF at the next level... he will face up a lot

hassan whiteside had bust written all over him... and did hassan whiteside lead his team to a national title as a freshman? not to mention get player of the game?


whiteside is a bonafide D-leaguer and was never a true prospect

justinnum1
04-03-2012, 12:19 AM
get that boy some braces, his dad too

TheWhiteMamba
04-03-2012, 12:25 AM
Davis needs to get some upper body strength. IMO i see him being a better, more mature version of Tyrus Thomas.

heyman321
04-03-2012, 12:25 AM
It took me 5 tries... but the Raptors finally got the first pick in the mock lottery.... now I expect it to happen in real life.

meloman1592
04-03-2012, 12:26 AM
Davis needs to get some upper body strength. IMO i see him being a better, more mature version of Tyrus Thomas.

this precisely

Am I the only one that thinks Drummond will be better?

Gideon
04-03-2012, 12:56 AM
this precisely

Am I the only one that thinks Drummond will be better?

I created a thread of Davis vs Drummond who would be the better pro prospect? Here it is: http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=672247

topdog
04-03-2012, 12:59 AM
this precisely

Am I the only one that thinks Drummond will be better?

Drummond has more potential it seems but then again look how Tyrus Thomas vs. Lamarcus Aldridge turned out. Thomas had the higher ceiling or so they said and Aldridge was more polished and a more "finished product."

I would take Drummond if it was a straight up choice between the two.

theducksmuggler
04-03-2012, 01:06 AM
first of all anthony davis will be either a PF or SF at the next level... he will face up a lot

hassan whiteside had bust written all over him... and did hassan whiteside lead his team to a national title as a freshman? not to mention get player of the game?


whiteside is a bonafide D-leaguer and was never a true prospect

Anthony davis has two other 1st rounders on his team in Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones...in high school Davis won 6 total games for the season in his junior and senior year, just saying...davis didnt lead this team by himself he has the top highschool recruits with him and a good coach, whiteside had noone but himself and put up the same numbers...and at no point did i say whiteside wasnt a bust, i said Davis would be a bust and just compared numbers, and no point did i ask you to agree with me im just stating my opinions on him i find him extremely overrated

Mcdoh
04-03-2012, 01:25 AM
i would go with bobcats..

FarOutIos
04-03-2012, 01:35 AM
first of all anthony davis will be either a PF or SF at the next level... he will face up a lot

hassan whiteside had bust written all over him... and did hassan whiteside lead his team to a national title as a freshman? not to mention get player of the game?


whiteside is a bonafide D-leaguer and was never a true prospect

Wow. First of all... that is a very naive statement. Whiteside was considered a late first round pick by many experts... so he WAS in fact a true prospect.

And the reason he slipped is that he is a project. He needed time to add bulk to his frame. And he has done well in progressing in that department.

The only thing holding him back on this team is that the kings have depth that is better at this point than him. Thompson and Hayes are both better players with quite a few years under their belt.

But... His ability to contribute is evident by the kings willingness to give up on JJ hickson. If Whiteside did not have the ability to contribute, the move would never have been made.

Whiteside is a good kid that approaches his job with good work ethic. He is not a head case or lazy.

This will lead him to continue to progress and become not only part of the team's rotation... but an important part of that rotation as well. You will be proven wrong by next year...

Gideon
04-03-2012, 01:42 AM
I like the young Camby and even the young Tyson Chandler comparisons. Except he is not a 7 footer like those guys. I actually think in some ways Davis is like a young Josh Smith. Not quite the athleticism, but the skill set. Maybe a combo of a young Camby and Smith.

THE GIPPER
04-03-2012, 01:48 AM
I like the young Camby and even the young Tyson Chandler comparisons. Except he is not a 7 footer like those guys. I actually think in some ways Davis is like a young Josh Smith. Not quite the athleticism, but the skill set.

Davis is much more skilled than Chandler and Thomas. Remember he played guard in HS before he had his massive growth spurt so he skills and touch are quite good for a young big.

limebalz05
04-03-2012, 01:49 AM
Brandon Wright 2.0

Kings Faithful
04-03-2012, 01:51 AM
first of all anthony davis will be either a PF or SF at the next level... he will face up a lot

hassan whiteside had bust written all over him... and did hassan whiteside lead his team to a national title as a freshman? not to mention get player of the game?


whiteside is a bonafide D-leaguer and was never a true prospect

Why so hard on Whiteside? He's looked pretty good in his 4 or so minutes a game. He just isn't ready, super raw... give him time.

limebalz05
04-03-2012, 01:55 AM
Davis is much more skilled than Chandler and Thomas. Remember he played guard in HS before he had his massive growth spurt so he skills and touch are quite good for a young big.

Tyrus had better hops than Chandler and Davis. Offensively, all 3 were/are horrid. Defense is all Davis has going for him. At his current weight, he will get abused down low. He is a long term project. Squats and upper body for the next 24 months should get him where he can compete and start in NBA.

Gideon
04-03-2012, 02:03 AM
Davis is much more skilled than Chandler and Thomas. Remember he played guard in HS before he had his massive growth spurt so he skills and touch are quite good for a young big.

Which is why I brought up Josh Smith not Tyrus Thomas.

Raph12
04-03-2012, 02:45 AM
Right now Anthony Davis' skill set is similar to Bill Russell's; he's a tencacious rebounder on both ends, an imposing figure on the defensive interior, has quick hands and feet to cover a lot of floor and is a very willing passer, but like Bill, his scoring abilities are very raw... If his college game can translate to success in the NBA game, he'll definitely be one of few real franchise players in the league.

Like I said, he'd help the Raptors immediately, moreso than any other team.

The_Jamal
04-03-2012, 02:53 AM
Right now Anthony Davis' skill set is similar to Bill Russell's; he's a tencacious rebounder on both ends, an imposing figure on the defensive interior, has quick hands and feet to cover a lot of floor and is a very willing passer, but like Bill, his scoring abilities are very raw... If his college game can translate to success in the NBA game, he'll definitely be one of few real franchise players in the league.

Like I said, he'd help the Raptors immediately, moreso than any other team.

I disagree. Put Davis next to a big like DeMarcus Cousins and the twin towers 2.0 come to life. The Kings under Smart are putting up some serious offensive numbers with the problem being we can't stop anybody. Getting a defensive force like Davis would immediately help that problem and he wouldn't take shots away from Reke/Cousins/Thornton

Raph12
04-03-2012, 03:25 AM
I disagree. Put Davis next to a big like DeMarcus Cousins and the twin towers 2.0 come to life. The Kings under Smart are putting up some serious offensive numbers with the problem being we can't stop anybody. Getting a defensive force like Davis would immediately help that problem and he wouldn't take shots away from Reke/Cousins/Thornton

The Raptors jumped from 30th in the league defensively, to 16th this season under their new coach Casey. They'll also get Jonas Valanciunas back from Europe next season and Bargnani will be healthy (played really good ball prior to his injury this season). They will also have capspace to throw at someone or a couple of guys in the offseason, so Davis would basically just put everything together.

PG - Calderon
SG - DeRozan
SF - (FA)
PF - Davis/Bargnani
C - Bargnani/Valanciunas

That looks a lot better to me than a Kings team that is 28th defensively. Davis as a rookie would be able to transform that Raps team into a top 5 defense immediately (30th last season and 16th right now with a lot of injuries and a new coach). The Kings have more problems than just getting some stops here and there, Tyreke doesn't fit anywhere, Thorton may be the laziest player I've ever seen and the coach has no idea on how to setup a good defense.

...

Trust me, the Raps would do better than the Kings with Davis, he could come in immediately and impact the game tremendously. In Sactown, all the horrid defense would probably just have him in foul trouble most of the time.

GSWJunkie
04-03-2012, 04:16 AM
I don't think he'll be a bust because he did step-up in the most important games in his career to this point (although not so much in the championship game). I don't see this changing anytime soon. I do think, however, that he will get beat up pretty bad against stronger opponents that have just as much, if not more quickness than he does for his first couple of years in the NBA. This is why I think if he played alongside a healthy Bogut for that duration, Bogut could help him cover up his strength disadvantages for a while and he could potentially make a huge impact on my Dubs team.

Of course, we would need to do something with Lee if we got him. I like Lee a lot, he plays hard in every game and I respect that, but Davis could potentially be a superstar in the NBA and if you have a superstar power forward, Lee becomes expendable. Then again, if he goes through another growth spurt, maybe he could become a legit Center to back-up Bogut if he doesn't stay healthy and eventually take over the starting job, but that would be a few years into his career.

FarOutIos
04-03-2012, 04:45 AM
The Raptors jumped from 30th in the league defensively, to 16th this season under their new coach Casey. They'll also get Jonas Valanciunas back from Europe next season and Bargnani will be healthy (played really good ball prior to his injury this season). They will also have capspace to throw at someone or a couple of guys in the offseason, so Davis would basically just put everything together.

PG - Calderon
SG - DeRozan
SF - (FA)
PF - Davis/Bargnani
C - Bargnani/Valanciunas

That looks a lot better to me than a Kings team that is 28th defensively. Davis as a rookie would be able to transform that Raps team into a top 5 defense immediately (30th last season and 16th right now with a lot of injuries and a new coach). The Kings have more problems than just getting some stops here and there, Tyreke doesn't fit anywhere, Thorton may be the laziest player I've ever seen and the coach has no idea on how to setup a good defense.

...

Trust me, the Raps would do better than the Kings with Davis, he could come in immediately and impact the game tremendously. In Sactown, all the horrid defense would probably just have him in foul trouble most of the time.

Lol... Just because you wish it really hard doesn't mean it's gonna happen...

And there are two ways at looking at everything. Cousins is a beast. He'll only get better... way better than any big man on the Raptors roster.

With the current setup... the kings really need a PF. Especially one that can block shots. The kings as a team are better at getting steals and worse at blocking shots. So, Davis would instantly provide something this team needs.

With Bargnagni, Val and Ed Davis... you already have 3 bigs that can block shots.

In fact... aren't Ed Davis and Anthony Davis very similar players? You would hope that Ed Davis will finally start producing effectively next year. By getting Anthony Davis... the Raptors would greatly hinder Ed's progress and chances to stay on the team.

Basically... Anthony Davis is NOT the piece that the Raptors need to complete the roster... thus, they will NOT get him. Lol.

thenaj17
04-03-2012, 05:29 AM
nets would look pretty good with davis
pg deron
sg brooks
sf wallace
pf davis
c lopez

Definitely this!!

That would be awesome with a bit of everything in the team, perimeter scoring from D-Wills and Brooks, post play from Lopez and good defence and rebounding from Wallace and Davis, who both have scoring potential aswell

Hope not though as my best friend is Nets fan :speechless:

North Yorker
04-03-2012, 09:49 AM
Lol... Just because you wish it really hard doesn't mean it's gonna happen...

And there are two ways at looking at everything. Cousins is a beast. He'll only get better... way better than any big man on the Raptors roster.

With the current setup... the kings really need a PF. Especially one that can block shots. The kings as a team are better at getting steals and worse at blocking shots. So, Davis would instantly provide something this team needs.

With Bargnagni, Val and Ed Davis... you already have 3 bigs that can block shots.

In fact... aren't Ed Davis and Anthony Davis very similar players? You would hope that Ed Davis will finally start producing effectively next year. By getting Anthony Davis... the Raptors would greatly hinder Ed's progress and chances to stay on the team.

Basically... Anthony Davis is NOT the piece that the Raptors need to complete the roster... thus, they will NOT get him. Lol.

I dont think you know just how highly praised Valanciunas is. Scouts have said that he would be the #2 pick in this draft if he was in it. A bigman rotation of Bargs/A.Davis/Val would be lethal. Along with Casey as HC as Raph said, they would become a top 5 defensive team most likely immediately.

Look at the majority of contenders and they have great defense, not to mention the East is weaksauce.

Ed Davis and Amir would be traded if they got him.

Toronto would become a legit playoff team with him.Lol.

beasted86
04-03-2012, 10:05 AM
I dont think you know just how highly praised Valanciunas is. Scouts have said that he would be the #2 pick in this draft if he was in it. A bigman rotation of Bargs/A.Davis/Val would be lethal. Along with Casey as HC as Raph said, they would become a top 5 defensive team most likely immediately.

Look at the majority of contenders and they have great defense, not to mention the East is weaksauce.

Ed Davis and Amir would be traded if they got him.

Toronto would become a legit playoff team with him.Lol.


Toronto is the 18th ranked team in the league in defensive rating, you really think 1 rookie will advance you 13 slots upward in defense to become a top 5 team?

The Raptors are the most foul prone team in the league ranked at 30th in foul rate, still have Calderon as a starter, and don't have 1 starting caliber wing defender on the team. Sorry, you are being a little over optimistic.

The Raptors playoff chances don't hinge on getting Anthony Davis, it mostly depends on whether Boston blows up their core this summer when KG and Ray Allen are free agents.

Hustla23
04-03-2012, 11:29 AM
Bismack and Davis would make the paint un-penetrable.

papipapsmanny
04-03-2012, 11:30 AM
would love to see

Wall
Crawford
Batum (Sign him away from portland, do anything u can haha)
Davis
Nene

Would love that team

da ThRONe
04-03-2012, 11:32 AM
I don't see him translating to the NBA. He clearly was so superb of an athlete at the collegiate level it allowed him to dominate. Even with that athleticism and length he won't be a man playing with boys anymore. He'll be a slender man playing with grown men with grown men bodies. I look and he's no better than Biyombo defensively and he doesn't have the offensive game of Favors and both those guys have NBA bodies. Davis may not be a huge bust, but he will be a disappointment if he's expected to be a franchise player.

I think he's best with the Nets. He does most of the things that Brooke Lopez doesn't do well. Especially with Humphries being a FA after this year.

GSWJunkie
04-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Actually, now that I thought about it some more, the Dubs may not have to move Lee just yet if they acquire Davis, because he was previously a guard b4 the growth. He has a decent shot and dribbling skills. Probably could use some practice/experience before he would become an effective "face-up" player. But considering his ability to cover territory quick, I could see him really starting to play at the 3 until he fills out with muscle. He is already a good wing defender as it is right now and with his quickness and wing span, he could get back into the lane to offer help D effectively. I can't think of any 3 that would be able to get his shot up while being guarded by Davis w/o it getting stuffed back into their face. Also, one of the weakest aspects of the Warriors horrific rebounding is the fact that they almost never get the rebounds that bounce out long. With Davis patrolling the wings and considerably taller than most other 3's in the league, as long as he has good court awareness, he could gobble up those rebounds, start the break and either finish at the rim or set up a trailer for the slam/lay-up/stop 'n' pop. All that being said, I think he could have a tremendous impact on my Dubs at the 3 until he becomes strong enough to take over the duties at 4. Playing at the 3 will also allow him to NOT get beat up so much because he is considerably bigger than most 3's in the NBA. I could see LeBron and Mello doing some damage, but not many others. Imagine a starting lineup of these players:

Curry
Thompson
Davis
Lee
Bogut

That is a scary lineup so long as Bogut/Curry stay healthy that will contend for a title within a couple of years. Just need to fill out the bench a little bit more and we could be looking at "Happy Years" for the Dubs faithful for the first time in about 3 decades. We have been the dumbest, most abused fans in the league since the 70's and it's about time we started getting what we deserve in terms of a product to watch and cheer for. We're like that abused wife who keeps going back to the abusive husband because we "love" him. Our franchise has been that abusive over the years and we keep coming back for reasons unbeknownst to me.

North Yorker
04-03-2012, 12:01 PM
Toronto is the 18th ranked team in the league in defensive rating, you really think 1 rookie will advance you 13 slots upward in defense to become a top 5 team?

The Raptors are the most foul prone team in the league ranked at 30th in foul rate, still have Calderon as a starter, and don't have 1 starting caliber wing defender on the team. Sorry, you are being a little over optimistic.

The Raptors playoff chances don't hinge on getting Anthony Davis, it mostly depends on whether Boston blows up their core this summer when KG and Ray Allen are free agents.

The addition of Davis AND Valanciunas would greatly affect the team's defense, and just pointing out that James Johnson is a pretty damn good perimeter defender.

Theres no hiding the fact that both Calderon and DDR are well below avg perimeter defenders, but I see BC looking to upgrade either the SG or PG spot this summer.

This is also Casey's first year instilling the system, and with a lineup that has 4 below avg defenders starting (Calderon/DeRozan/Bargs/Gray) he has this ****** collection of defenders allowing the 15th best PPG in the league (were 26th last year).

In fact, at about the half way point in the season the Raps were 2nd in the league at allowing points in the paint LOL. Behind only the team with that guy Dwight Howard at C.

ManRam
04-03-2012, 12:15 PM
I'd imagine they'd all improve about the same...


But who could come closest to contending with him?

Minnesota for sure. He'd be a great fit in Cleveland, Portland (Davis + Aldridge = Sex)...or really everywhere. Every team would get a bit better with him...

Bismack + Davis is my dream though. Good luck scoring, opponents.

Michael Jordan doesn't deserve that easy/obvious of a draft pick though. Let's keep making him work for them!

jmoney85
04-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Wow. First of all... that is a very naive statement. Whiteside was considered a late first round pick by many experts... so he WAS in fact a true prospect.

And the reason he slipped is that he is a project. He needed time to add bulk to his frame. And he has done well in progressing in that department.

The only thing holding him back on this team is that the kings have depth that is better at this point than him. Thompson and Hayes are both better players with quite a few years under their belt.

But... His ability to contribute is evident by the kings willingness to give up on JJ hickson. If Whiteside did not have the ability to contribute, the move would never have been made.

Whiteside is a good kid that approaches his job with good work ethic. He is not a head case or lazy.

This will lead him to continue to progress and become not only part of the team's rotation... but an important part of that rotation as well. You will be proven wrong by next year...

#1 .... late 1st rounders are almost never considered prospects

#2.... the kings are one of the worst teams in the league... if he was any decent he would be playing with them right now... the "depth" that you speak of isnt very good

jmoney85
04-03-2012, 12:39 PM
Tyrus had better hops than Chandler and Davis. Offensively, all 3 were/are horrid. Defense is all Davis has going for him. At his current weight, he will get abused down low. He is a long term project. Squats and upper body for the next 24 months should get him where he can compete and start in NBA.

joakim noah and him are basically the same size... yet noah plays center and davis will be a PF... clearly he doesnt have trouble guarding centers at 230 pounds

FarOutIos
04-03-2012, 12:41 PM
#1 .... late 1st rounders are almost never considered prospects

#2.... the kings are one of the worst teams in the league... if he was any decent he would be playing with them right now... the "depth" that you speak of isnt very good

#3...the kings beat the raptors this year, so....

FarOutIos
04-03-2012, 12:49 PM
I dont think you know just how highly praised Valanciunas is. Scouts have said that he would be the #2 pick in this draft if he was in it. A bigman rotation of Bargs/A.Davis/Val would be lethal. Along with Casey as HC as Raph said, they would become a top 5 defensive team most likely immediately.

Look at the majority of contenders and they have great defense, not to mention the East is weaksauce.

Ed Davis and Amir would be traded if they got him.

Toronto would become a legit playoff team with him.Lol.

I don't think you understand...

If Val is that great...and baths is that great... Then having Davis replace them on the floor won't be such an improvement. Especially as I expect Ed Davis to be very similar to Anthony Davis this year.

The addition of Anthony Davis would NOT make an impact.

But... On the kings, his skillet is greatly needed and currently lacking.

Thus, having a bigger impact.

Got it?...

FarOutIos
04-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Oh... And that would probably make a starting front court of cousins and Davis... Extra lethal... Lol...

NYKnicks4511
04-03-2012, 01:30 PM
Still think MKG will be the premier player from this draft.

da ThRONe
04-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Still think MKG will be the premier player from this draft.

I rank them like this

1a Kidd-Gilchirst
1b Thomas Robinson

3 Andre Drummond

Than everybody else.

Everybody talks about the hidden talents of Davis. From what I see he's not skilled offensively. Add that with that fact that his frame won't allow him to be as affective of a shot blocker even on guys who play at the rim. Guys like Millsap, Z-Bo, Brand, Boozer, and D. West are going to beat this kid up down low.

FriedTofuz
04-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Wizards:
Wall
Crawford
[FREE AGENT]
Davis
nene

Sacremento
Evans
Thorton
[FREE AGENT]
Davis
Cousins

Nets:
Williams
Brooks
wallace
Davis
Lopez

Raptors
Calderon
Derozan
[FREE AGENT]
A.Davis/Bargnani
Valuncunias

All these teams would look good with davis.

Phenomenonsense
04-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Knight
Stuckey
Prince
Davis
Monroe

Looks pretty damn nice if you ask me.

Crackadalic
04-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Um Davis has the fondation to become a elite defender. All NBA defense. People put too much emphasis on offense. Last I check defense wins championships

His offense will come. If anything his worse case is Ben Wallace with guard skills and look how many DPOY awards he won

Rockice_8
04-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Can't go wrong with a lineup of

D-Will
Brooks
Crash
Davis
Lopez

I think that team can be a top 6 team with maybe them winning the terrible Atlantic.

Raph12
04-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Lol... Just because you wish it really hard doesn't mean it's gonna happen...

And there are two ways at looking at everything. Cousins is a beast. He'll only get better... way better than any big man on the Raptors roster.

With the current setup... the kings really need a PF. Especially one that can block shots. The kings as a team are better at getting steals and worse at blocking shots. So, Davis would instantly provide something this team needs.

With Bargnagni, Val and Ed Davis... you already have 3 bigs that can block shots.

In fact... aren't Ed Davis and Anthony Davis very similar players? You would hope that Ed Davis will finally start producing effectively next year. By getting Anthony Davis... the Raptors would greatly hinder Ed's progress and chances to stay on the team.

Basically... Anthony Davis is NOT the piece that the Raptors need to complete the roster... thus, they will NOT get him. Lol.

I'm not a Raptors fan, so I don't "wish it really hard" lol...

Cousins is overrated, he can't score worth a damn, unless you consider Kobe efficiency to be good for a big man. If Cousins can stay away from trying to score every second, he'll be fine, that is if he can stay out of foul trouble.

That's irrelevant, your coach sucks at setting up a strong team defense, Davis can't change that. Going to a strong defensive team that just needs that inside presence would help utilize his abilities much better.

Ed Davis is a poor shot blocker/interior presence; he has very weak instincts and just jumps at everything like an idiot, he's a role player at best. If they got the #1 pick, he'd get traded, they are similar, but Unibrow is significantly better at everything. Valanciunas would play the center position and would compliment Bargnani really well, but they could have both Davis and Valanciunas play together when they need some lockdown defense... A big rotation of Davis-Bargs-Valanciunas is much better than Davis-Cousins-Thompson.

Anthony Davis would make the Raptors better than he could make the Kings; call me when the two most inefficient scorers on your team (Reke and Cousins) don't have the highest usage rate, when Thorton plays a lick of defense and when your coach can actually coach a good defense... Then you can say Anthony Davis is the missing piece.

h2r09
04-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Um Davis has the fondation to become a elite defender. All NBA defense. People put too much emphasis on offense. Last I check defense wins championships

His offense will come. If anything his worse case is Ben Wallace with guard skills and look how many DPOY awards he won

i agree with your first sentence and your second sentence. but people don't put too much emphasis on offense and i think it is ridiculous to say his worst case is a hall of famer and one of the best defenders ever.

jmoney85
04-03-2012, 06:28 PM
we wouldnt be talking about his offense if he didnt go 1-10 in the championship game.... psd is hilarious

BluejaysFan08
04-03-2012, 06:33 PM
Miami.

LanceUpperCut
04-03-2012, 06:47 PM
I'm not a Raptors fan, so I don't "wish it really hard" lol...

Cousins is overrated, he can't score worth a damn, unless you consider Kobe efficiency to be good for a big man. If Cousins can stay away from trying to score every second, he'll be fine, that is if he can stay out of foul trouble.

That's irrelevant, your coach sucks at setting up a strong team defense, Davis can't change that. Going to a strong defensive team that just needs that inside presence would help utilize his abilities much better.

Ed Davis is a poor shot blocker/interior presence; he has very weak instincts and just jumps at everything like an idiot, he's a role player at best. If they got the #1 pick, he'd get traded, they are similar, but Unibrow is significantly better at everything. Valanciunas would play the center position and would compliment Bargnani really well, but they could have both Davis and Valanciunas play together when they need some lockdown defense... A big rotation of Davis-Bargs-Valanciunas is much better than Davis-Cousins-Thompson.

Anthony Davis would make the Raptors better than he could make the Kings; call me when the two most inefficient scorers on your team (Reke and Cousins) don't have the highest usage rate, when Thorton plays a lick of defense and when your coach can actually coach a good defense... Then you can say Anthony Davis is the missing piece.

Ralph I know your not a Raptors fan and you are bang on about everything. I would love a front court mix of Bargs, J-Val, Unibrow and Amir Johnson. A lot of diffrent combos you can throw out depending on match-ups and whether you need some D or O. Ed or Amir will be gone soon whether we get A.Davis or not.

Chronz
04-03-2012, 07:17 PM
If your team landed the top pick and the Clippers offered Blake, would you do it? I kind of wish the Clippers werent looking to win to look into the trade but I dont think other teams would bite.

jmoney85
04-03-2012, 07:17 PM
Ralph I know your not a Raptors fan and you are bang on about everything. I would love a front court mix of Bargs, J-Val, Unibrow and Amir Johnson. A lot of diffrent combos you can throw out depending on match-ups and whether you need some D or O. Ed or Amir will be gone soon whether we get A.Davis or not.

you dont deserve anthony davis because you insulted him and called him unibrow













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