NBA Draft 2012: Comparing Anthony Davis to Previous Big Men Taken No. 1 Overall

June 2nd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Anthony Davis is expected to join a large group of big men who were drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft later this month. He will be under immense pressure to avoid being a bust, which many of the big men drafted first went on to become.

For every successful big man drafted No. 1 overall, such as Hakeem Olajuwon, there were players who never realized their potential, including Pervis Ellison, LaRue Martin, Michael Olowokandi and Kwame Brown.

Let's look at how Anthony Davis compares to every power forward and center taken No. 1 overall in the NBA draft since 2000.


Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 2009

Davis and Griffin do have some similarities. Both players are very athletic, and both use this ability to make up for their lack of a fundamentally strong low-post offensive game.

Davis, however, is a much better defender than Griffin, and he will be a better shot-blocker than the Clippers star from the moment he steps onto an NBA court.

Davis has the potential to be a more complete player than Griffin in just a few years' time.


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