Anthony Davis Gets Playing Time In Olympics

The Brow gets some minutes in USA Olympic win

7/31/12 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

July 21, 2012; Barcelona, SPAIN; USA forward Anthony Davis (14) shoots during practice in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIREIn Team USA's blowout win against Tunisia in the Olympics on Tuesday, rookie big man Anthony Davis got some minutes down the stretch when the game was far out of reach for the Tunisians.

Davis played very well, scoring 12 points on 5-5 shooting (2-2 from the foul line), 3 rebounds, a steal, and a block in only 14 minutes. He was outscored by only Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, and Kevin Durant, despite getting less minutes than all but two players.

Although he was facing an abysmal opponent, it speaks a lot about Davis' NBA potential to see him have better success than many of his All-Pro teammates. Making all of his shots from the field is the best news for Hornets fans (who will be welcoming the draft pick this upcoming season), as his offensive ability is the biggest question mark in his game.

Playing in the Olympics is great for Davis, as he is getting the opportunity to practice and play with some of the greatest players in the entire world.

Expect Davis to get plenty more playing time for the rest of the Olympics. Not only has he proven that he can play as well as the other big men on the squad, but Team USA will be blowing out plenty of more opponents, allowing head coach Mike Krzyzewski to empty the bench out onto the floor.
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