Davis More than Just a Shot Blocker
But (Anthony) Davis is so much more: He’s a remarkably quick leaper with crisp footwork. He has the best hands ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas recalls among college big men. He can dribble and pass, owing from his days as a high school guard in Chicago.
And Saturday, for the third straight game, he did something college big men almost never do: He swished a 3-pointer with confidence and touch off a pick-and-pop play that is far more NBA than college-like.
The Bobcats have the worst record in the NBA, and it’s a reasonable expectation that won’t change over the remaining 27 games this season. That doesn’t guarantee the Bobcats the first pick, since the NBA holds a weighted lottery to determine the top three picks. But it would give them the best odds of the first pick at 25 percent.