The New Orleans Hornets are still waiting patiently for the return of Anthony Davis after he suffered a concussion in the second game of the season.
Davis had gotten off to a rocking start in his rookie year, posting 21 points and seven boards, while nailing all nine of his free throw attempts, in 29 minutes during a four-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Putting up such a line against the likes of Tim Duncan is nothing to sneeze at.
A couple days later, Davis was well on his way to another dominant stat-line. He had eight points, six rebounds and two blocks in only 14 minutes of play, before getting his concussion. The Hornets were still able to hang on for the 88-86 win over the Utah Jazz.
Still, they want their big man back as soon as possible.
This is a player that was taken with the first overall pick in the draft after just one year in college. He averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks for Kentucky during their championship run and was the clear-cut selection with the first pick.
Davis then went to the London Olympics with the USA team, which surely gave him some invaluable experience leading into his first full season in the NBA. He learned from the greatest players in the game like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, so he must have absorbed quite a bit.
After getting selected, Davis knew he would immediately become a starter in the frontcourt for the Hornets. Once back and healthy, he should only continue to get a more well-rounded game, and if he improves his strength he’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
If Davis can become a truly dominant player, the Hornets will transform into a consistent winner. Only time will tell.