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Posted: 4/2/2012 11:58:29 PM
tonight he faced a legitmate center that will be in the nba and he went 1 for 10 i know he did all the other stuff but is that really number 1 draft pick worthy or is this draft class that weak?
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:04:29 AM
He is very worthy of the #1 pick, the guy is going to be a perennial all star.  He can do it all.  I know he did not put up points tonight but believe me he is a damn good offensive player.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:04:49 AM
It's a weak draft class. That simple. Davis is a good defensive player but he has no offensive game and will not make a difference in the NBA... Tyrus Thomas anyone?
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:06:45 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Johnnyg7:

It's a weak draft class. That simple. Davis is a good defensive player but he has no offensive game and will not make a difference in the NBA... Tyrus Thomas anyone?


You're so wrong its not even funny
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:08:43 AM
i guess hes like a marcus camby and even though camby has had a lot of injuries and still a good career.  He has NEVER been an all star and hes no HOF so if this guy is like him why would you use the 1 draft pick on him isnt the 1st draft pick supposed to change your organization
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:08:55 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Johnnyg7:

It's a weak draft class. That simple. Davis is a good defensive player but he has no offensive game and will not make a difference in the NBA... Tyrus Thomas anyone?

weak draft class?  hahahha I dont even know what to say
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:15:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnnyg7:

It's a weak draft class. That simple. Davis is a good defensive player but he has no offensive game and will not make a difference in the NBA... Tyrus Thomas anyone?

You obviously have not watched many Kentucky games this more.  He is a very good passer, has a great touch around the basket, can run the floor well, hits free throws at a great percentage, has a good jumper for a big man and has great quickness for someone that tall.  Obviously, his defensive and rebounding game has no equal.  This is coming from a Kentucky hater who actually had 6-1 odds for him to score 12 or less points tonight simply due to the matchups. 

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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:15:30 AM
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weak draft class?  hahahha I dont even know what to say


Really. Give me the NBA difference makers. Honestly... who will make an actual impact in the NBA the next 2-3 years? Davis is a PROJECT who will require several years of development with the right team if he is going to be a player in the league (think Bynum).

The problem is, he is going to a team that will expect him to be a star right away which he is obviously not. Gilchrist has a chance, but honestly he is between a 2 and a 3. He's not quick enough to guard NBA 2 guards and probably not big enough to guard and score on the 3's.

Sullinger, Barnes, Henson, Jones? Please, none of those kids will amount to anything in the NBA.

If there is one future all star in this draft, it is Bradley Beal of Florida, and even he will need the right environment/coaching to get there.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:21:32 AM
If Davis stayed and actually developed a game and won 3 national titles at Kentucky, he would have a chance to be a dominant big man in the NBA. When he jumps ship tomorrow, his career is doomed... but hey even crap bigs make 6 million a year in the NBA so it helps to have good genes.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:25:31 AM
isnt davis like a better offensive version of what thabeet was for uconn and look where he is even though he got 2nd pick money but hes in the d league now
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:34:11 AM
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isnt davis like a better offensive version of what thabeet was for uconn and look where he is even though he got 2nd pick money but hes in the d league now

Not even close, he is at least 10 times as good as Thabeet on the offensive end.  Thabeet could not shoot from the field or the line, Davis has a nice touch, a jumper, a hook shot, etc.

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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:38:44 AM
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Not even close, he is at least 10 times as good as Thabeet on the offensive end.  Thabeet could not shoot from the field or the line, Davis has a nice touch, a jumper, a hook shot, etc.

but when he played a legitmate big man he sucked and the guys in the nba are WAY better than withey on the defensive end
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:39:50 AM
Davis is a poor man's Andrew Bynum at best. No star coming out of this draft, turn the page to Calamari's next 1 and done class.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:42:27 AM
to skinny to be bynum, bynums HUGE davis has a skinny frame like durant
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:43:50 AM
Bynum had the same frame coming into the league
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:46:08 AM

Easy for you to dismiss an entire group when half of them are only 20.  The NBA draft is just like that.  Go back and review drafts.  Look through the picks after 10 and take a look at all the good to great players there.  I'm not here to get in a pissing contest with you, but you're looking at this way too simply.  If this is a down year what was last year?  Trust me, I live in charlotte, where Kemba walker and Bismack both went top 15.

Its just not that ballsy of you to say this draft blows and the only way for you to be wrong is for someone to name players who will be great.  As of right now they all have glaring weaknesses.  These things tend to get fixed for the elite...

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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:46:24 AM
I agree it is a weak draft class this year  only because of the lack of point guard talent coming out. 3 of the last 4   #1 picks have been point guards who have excelled in the Nba.  (Rose, Wall, and Irving) Davis knows how to ball plain and simple and can be a strong NBA player if he bulks up. Without gaining size its going to be tough for him bang with the grown men in the Nba.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:48:02 AM
I would rather have Sullinger on my team if you ask me.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:48:05 AM
   Anthony Davis will challenge Dwight Howard for Defensive Player of the Year immediately and that's why he's the number one overall pick. Davis is still very raw offensively and is just scratching the surface of what he could possibly do one day on that end of the floor.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:50:11 AM
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Bynum had the same frame coming into the league

7'0 285 vs. 6'10 220.  Bynum wasn't the hulk he his now as a rookie, but he was nowhere near as thin and nimble as davis.  Every recruiting site out there is gonna have Bynum listed between 240 and 250 in high school/coming into the nba.  That math = a completely different style of play. 

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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:50:39 AM
Davis will be a power forward in the NBA right? 
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:56:05 AM
Guys, he just turned 19 !!!  All kinds of potential.
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Posted: 4/3/2012 12:57:52 AM
^I'd say so.  People forget that tons of guys play the 'center' role out of position in college b/c for most programs 6'10 is enough size to be the biggest guy.  Everyone was murdering Sullinger last night for losing the battle to Thomas.  And btw i thought Sully played like a box, and I love Thomas and his athleticism/heart.  But Sully was being guarded by a true center.  We saw how 'dominant' robinson was with a guy bigger than him checking him.  I couldn't believe how people overlook the fact that he probably won't be getting checked by a dude 7'0 every night.  Tons of teams are going to prefer him to play the 4. 
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Posted: 4/3/2012 1:06:43 AM
What sucks for Davis is that he's guaranteed to go to one of the lottery teams . 
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Posted: 4/3/2012 1:09:37 AM
no superstars?  well def one of the deepest drafts in a while for sure.  one thing to remember is most these kids are just babies like kidd gilchrist, davis, drummond, moultrie, rivers, and the one who i think will be the best in bradley beal.

i dont think sullinger will be that good a pro personally, would rather robinson who is still raw with just one year under his belt really.
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