paulpressey25 wrote:I hardly watched any of the tournament this year. It was too depressing knowing that we are likely going to pick 12-15th and have zero chance at any of those top guys, especially Davis. What a gem that guy will be in the pros. Total franchise changer ala Duncan level impact IMO.
I would bet a large sum of money that he is not a Duncan level player (it sounds absurd to even make that argument).
People can make different arguments as to why, but one huge reason is that Duncan is simply bigger. I watched him toss around Shaq in the playoffs as a 22 year old. I've never seen a player use subtle hip checks and forearms to move Shaq around like Duncan did back then. Duncan has always been C sized. According to DX, he entered the league 6'11" barefoot, 249. Davis' frame is a big factor in determining the type of player he can be in the NBA. If he's a PF (and I think he is), it really changes his impact. He's not going to be able to have the same impact defensively guarding the perimeter against modern PFs in the NBA, and his post game offensively is primitive.
Davis couldn't even get off a decent shot against Withey, and that guy isn't even a very good NBA prospect. I'm not trying to bash the guy, but he could average only 8-10 points offensively playing 30+ minutes a night as a rookie in the NBA.