Anthony Davis has had such a strong second and unique season in the NBA that comparisons to former players have almost entirely stopped.
“He’s his own player,” says Kevin Hanson, the Pelicans’ player development coach, who works closely with Davis. “He’s got some Dirk, some KG, and some Hakeem. I don’t think we’re even going to see what he really is for at least a couple of years.”
Davis ranks fourth in PER behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kevin Love. Davis also has more defensive potential than any player to enter the NBA since Dwight Howard.