Three Areas Anthony Davis Can Still Improve Upon

March 8th, 2014 by Kyle Neubeck Leave a reply »

Anthony Davis has shattered all expectations for how far along he would be in just his second season. Scouts believed in his upside enough that he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, but you'd have been crazy to suggest that he'd be a top-15 player already.

And yet here we are, fresh off an All-Star appearance with a possible inclusion on one of the All-NBA teams for his efforts. The New Orleans Pelicans have flopped in comparison to their preseason expectations, but having a budding superstar locked in for the future is a giant step towards contention.

Davis has had a season for the ages, drawing statistical comparisons to the high marks of Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon. It's easy to forget how young Davis still is—he's of legal drinking age as of March 11—when he's on the court dominating on both ends.

Davis' youth paired with spurts of brilliance has many around the league excited not for the current iteration of the long-limbed specimen, but the 2.0 version we'll see down the line. To reach the lofty ceiling that he possesses, he'll need to improve in a number of key are ...

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