New Orleans Hornets: Why Hornets Need Michael Kidd-Gilchrist over Anthony Davis

June 5th, 2012 by Nick Condit Leave a reply »
The Hornets will hear none of it, but it's possible that one Kentucky basketball star not named Anthony Davis could be a better fit for the team with the No. 1 overall selection in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft.

The 6'7" UK freshman standout Michael Kidd-Gilchrist seems like an upbeat Jersey kid with a serious affinity for getting to the rim.

He could fill an offensive role that they definitely need—a slasher.

Trevor Ariza, Al-Farouq Aminu and Xavier Henry attempted to fill that role in years past with some success, but none figure to be an All-Star in the immediate future.

Kidd-Gilchrist's All-Star days look to be on the horizon.

Anthony Davis is the obvious choice, but New Orleans does already have a solid low-post contingent in the form of Emeka Okafor, Jason Smith, Carl Landry, Chris Kaman and Gustavo Ayon.

If the Hornets do pick Davis, they will certainly decide to let some of those guys go. If not, they could decide to keep some of them and bring in a talented attacking offensive player with world-class athletic ability and versatile defensive skills. 

Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 15.8 point ...

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