Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis Has Golden Opportunity Ahead

December 2nd, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

If every crisis is just an opportunity in disguise, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are right where they want to be.

Because after suffering a fourth straight loss, this one a 108-101 road defeat against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, AD and his team dug deeper into their early-season hole. At 4-15, miles away from where everyone hoped and expected it'd be after a playoff berth a year ago, New Orleans is in dire straits—which, in a really weird, admittedly over-optimistic, glass-half-full way, might actually be a good thing for Davis.

Though the Pelicans probably aren't happy about it, AD has a chance to star in the kind of comeback story that could add a new, massively appealing dimension to his legacy. Granted, it's awfully early to start thinking about the legacy of a player when he's only 22. But it's hard to overstate how much NBA fans (particularly casual ones) love a digestible, familiar storyline.

The young, rising superstar singlehandedly hauling his team out of a pit and then doggedly dragging it into the playoffs would be exactly that kind of storyline.

Davis could be ...

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