View Poll Results: Of the rookies coming into the NBA this year, who will be the best player in 5 years?

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  • Anthony Davis

    16 36.36%
  • Jonas Valanciunas

    16 36.36%
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    3 6.82%
  • Brad Beal

    5 11.36%
  • Thomas Robinson

    1 2.27%
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    3 6.82%
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Thread: Let The Valanciunas, Anthony Davis Comparisons Begin

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    i dont see anthony davis being a superstar in this league. he weighs as much as derozan and we're always saying how he needs to bulk up to playing at the 2 not the 4. hes gunna get bullied in the post and be in foul trouble constantly for his first few years and he wont look so good when hes not on a stacked team compared to his opponents. jonas could have averaged 20/11 and 3.5 blocks on that kentucky team

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    Quote d749 wrote: View Post
    i dont see anthony davis being a superstar in this league. he weighs as much as derozan and we're always saying how he needs to bulk up to playing at the 2 not the 4. hes gunna get bullied in the post and be in foul trouble constantly for his first few years and he wont look so good when hes not on a stacked team compared to his opponents. jonas could have averaged 20/11 and 3.5 blocks on that kentucky team
    Dont you think draft experts and scouts for NBA teams take his weight into consideration? There are reasons why a person is the consensus #1 pick. He has an array of athletic abilities that are amazing for a big man to have. 6 '10 height, 7'4 wingspan, fast, agile, good hands, and amazing reflexes. He is simply an efficient player (his field goal percentage at one time was near 68% on 2 point shots) on offense and defense. It is easy for a player to add on weight (especially a player with an solid work ethic), but it is a lot harder to come across a prospect who has the blend of skills that Davis has.

    I disagree that he will have foul trouble, seeing as he averaged 2 fouls a game in college, and I can not see it jumping to like 4 or 5 a game. Yeah, he will get bullied in the post, but he will slowly add weight, and learn the game more, and I doubt that is a huge problem in his second or third year.
    Last edited by Red and White; Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 09:29 AM.

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    It's not fair to compare these two players. I think JV could be really good, but I consider Anthony Davis to be a super star in the making and had to give him my vote.

    Think about this. JV has been playing professionally since age 16 against grown men, but still has so far to go with regards to developing a few post moves and learning to stay out of foul trouble, as can be seen during the Olympics. AD in the limited time he's seen play time in the Olympics has fit in seamlessly with the NBA players (albeit they are great players) and been down right efficient. It's his first time playing with grown men and against grown men and he's still able to be impactful. I'm really high on AD and what he can become if he can remain healthy. JV will be a really good player, but not sure if he's a super star.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    It's not fair to compare these two players. I think JV could be really good, but I consider Anthony Davis to be a super star in the making and had to give him my vote.

    Think about this. JV has been playing professionally since age 16 against grown men, but still has so far to go with regards to developing a few post moves and learning to stay out of foul trouble, as can be seen during the Olympics. AD in the limited time he's seen play time in the Olympics has fit in seamlessly with the NBA players (albeit they are great players) and been down right efficient.

    Everytime I watch AD it's all alley oops (with better passers than what JV gets) in garbage time. Of course he's going to be efficient.
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    Davis-Val. Who will be better?
    Does it matter?
    IMO we got a heck of a player. I can see him playing 12-20 minutes a game (this year) without looking out of place.
    I watched good part of Russia-Lit game today & I was impressed (not awed) by Val.
    Excellent foot movement (even after a sprained ankle), Nice P&R; Solid D (both 1 on 1 & help D). What I was particularly impressed was that he played "within his means" (did not try to force anything, just hustle).
    Granted neither Russian centers (nor others in Olympics & that includes Chandler) are all that dominant but aside from Dwight, Bynum he will nor face that many great centers.
    In summary, the future looks promising for both of them (Davis & Val). If somebody "steals" ROY -good for them. I still would not trade either Val or Davis for anybody this year in draft.
    My pick for ROY: Toss up Beal-Robinson.

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    In terms of Anthony Davis and Jonas Valanciunas comparisons, this is a very biased question. If the same question was asked to Hornet's fans and US fans in general, people would call us stupid.

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    Everytime I watch AD it's all alley oops (with better passers than what JV gets) in garbage time. Of course he's going to be efficient.
    You're only looking at his offense which is the weakest part of his game. He's a beast on defense with blocked shots, and help side defense. It's really difficult to get a shot off around him.

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