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OT: Anthony Davis injures ankle. Again.

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Re: OT: Anthony Davis injures ankle. Again. 

Post#16 » by kmatrixg » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:30 pm

Maple Jordan wrote:Anthony Davis has Marcus Camby written all over him. Same type of game, same body type and both are consistently injured.


Definitely an interesting comparison.. It'd be a shame to see Davis have consistent ankle problems because of his play in the olympics.
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Post#17 » by SkywalkerAC » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Maple Jordan wrote:Anthony Davis has Marcus Camby written all over him. Same type of game, same body type and both are consistently injured.


Camby was consistently injured early in his career, not later. He's played in almost a thousand games.
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Post#18 » by Bank Shot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 pm

AD is not Camby. He's 19 and he's putting up a higher PER than Camby ever has. His TS% right now is right around Camby's career high as well. Davis is going to be much, much, much better than Camby on the offensive end. Given what he showed at Kentucky and how he's looked this year on defense (really good, his DTRG is 103 while the team's is 109 so you can see the impact) he'll probably be better than Camby on the defensive end as well. Even if Davis does end up being injury prone (I haven't see anything yet to suggest it), it won't be much of a comparison between the two in terms of impact when healthy.
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Post#19 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 pm

When I showed the camby picture it was more to remind everybody of the image Camby once had. Skinny, injury-prone... amazing help defence. As others have said though, AD's upside is much higher because he actually has a very impressive looking jumper and a solid handle for his height.

Their frames do remind me of one another though.
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Post#20 » by Bank Shot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 pm

Oh ya I know, I know I was responding to the guys above me actually. Should have quoted one.

Agree with the frames. Although I could see AD being bigger. Those shoulders are just massive.
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Post#21 » by I_Like_Dirt » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:04 pm

They should trade him to the Raptors for Demar. Demar isn't injury prone.
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Re: OT: Anthony Davis injures ankle. Again. 

Post#22 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:14 pm

He's got a strange body-type actually (Davis). He's basically all limbs. Short torso. 9'0 standing reach. He's like a Justin Bua painting or Bill Cosby sketch from the 1970s brought to life.

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Post#23 » by UcanUwill » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:48 pm

God Squad wrote:I also thought that he's been very injury prone to the point I think ROY goes to Lilliard.


To the point? I say Lillard is a ROY no matter AD's injuries. Davis has been given complete green light and was pretty bland I think. He often settles with off balanced jumpshots, which are nice and all, but aren't very good shots. He is obviously the most talented big, but John Henson and Andre Drummond were just as impressive IMO.
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Post#24 » by sanity » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:53 pm

Camby is playing into his 40s
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Post#25 » by RapsFanInVA » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:57 pm

How does landing on a guy's foot and rolling your ankle qualify as injury prone? It's just bad luck.
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Post#26 » by Hero » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:30 am

Yikes. So Drummond might end up being the best player from this draft. And we passed on him. smh
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Re: OT: Anthony Davis injures ankle. Again. 

Post#27 » by kmatrixg » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:45 am

RapsFanInVA wrote:How does landing on a guy's foot and rolling your ankle qualify as injury prone? It's just bad luck.


See my note on "Ligamentous Laxity"

Some people can land on a guys foot and it not affect them nearly as much as some - see Curry, Stephon.

Double Helix wrote:When I showed the camby picture it was more to remind everybody of the image Camby once had. Skinny, injury-prone... amazing help defence. As others have said though, AD's upside is much higher because he actually has a very impressive looking jumper and a solid handle for his height.

Their frames do remind me of one another though.


When Camby came into the league he was all offense and a struggling rebounder. Somewhere in his development, he stopped focusing on offense and went strictly defense/rebounding. He had a great inside game and a reliable jumper, very similar to the skills you point out in Davis.

In fact, their rookie year per36 numbers are nearly identical.

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Re: OT: Anthony Davis injures ankle. Again. 

Post#28 » by Jack_Hardstrong » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:13 am

Hero wrote:Yikes. So Drummond might end up being the best player from this draft. And we passed on him. smh



God damn it... If you put it that way... DAMN BC TO HELL!!!!

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