Immediate Impact for Anthony Davis?

        Some scouts have used the former-Kentucky forward Anthony Davis' NBA floor in comparison to a Tyson Chandler or Marcus Camby, while his upside draws similar review to that of Kevin Garnett. Not too shabby as it looks like one or multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards at the very least are in Davis' future. He's the run-away for the top overall spot in June's NBA Draft, but what about his impact next year? What can we expect?

        His slight frame, at 220 pounds spread out over his 6'10" height with a massive 7'4" wingspan will limit his initial production next year. He will really struggle when things get physical in the post, as he did some in college when he got in foul trouble against Indiana and North Carolina. Davis will find it difficult to hold his defensive positioning and garner offensive positioning against some of the league's bigger and stronger forwards. But his quickness and length will be his best asset against the vastly versatile array of power forwards ranging from Tim Duncan, to Garnett to Al Horford to Ryan
Anderson. But you can bet that the team that drafts Davis will have him in the weight room with a tremendous focus on his strength as soon as they can.

        Davis will accelerate the rebuilding process greatly for every team in the lottery hoping the ping pong balls fall their way to grasp Davis starting for them next season, but his impact won't be as meteoric as past No. 1 picks in a complete-franchise-turnaround in one year, but give him three seasons and he will be competing on All-Star ballots and Defensive Player of the Year ballots.

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