Why Anthony Davis Won’t Have Biggest Impact in 2012 Rookie Class

August 21st, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Anthony Davis may very well have the most dominant career of anyone in his 2012 draft class, but that doesn't mean he'll have the best rookie campaign.

He'll have some serious competition from the likes of former Kentucky teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal and the Sacramento Kings' Thomas Robinson.

Each of these prospects will play an important role on his new team, and each could already be NBA-ready enough to make a significant impact with that role.

That's not to say Davis won't be doing the same, but with his scoring ability still a work-in-progress, his production may not be as impressive across the board when compared with a few of his peers.

Las Vegas Summer League co-MVP Damian Lillard could, on the other hand, put up big numbers on the offensive end. He averaged 26.5 points and 5.3 assists through four Summer League games, which is a good sign for a team that desperately needs a do-it-all point guard.

Portland has little else at the point-guard spot, and it isn't exactly stacked with scorers either. 

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