What’s Wrong with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans to Start 2015-16 NBA Season?

November 5th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The worst, because getting swept by the Golden State Warriors in his first playoffs series probably stunk. The best, because the Brow put on a clinic against the eventual champions, particularly in Game 4.

His jumpers? Wet. His face-up drives? Quick and decisive. His post-ups? Spin-tastic.

Davis did everything he could, short of dousing Stephen Curry with a bucket of bayou water, to keep the Pelicans within striking distance. He finished that night with 36 points on 14-of-20 shooting, 11 rebounds, an assist and three blocks in just over 40 minutes of action. It wasn't enough to stave off a 109-98 defeat, but it did start many around the NBA, including SB Nation's Oleh Kosel, salivating over his potential:

Anthony Davis has truly started down the path of one of the most complete AND efficient scorers that may ever grace the NBA playoff landscape. His athleticism allows him to score easily around the rim. If you foul him, he's probably going to make both free throws. And his range? It's knocking on the door of Dir ...

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