In a recent interview with the New York Times, Anthony Davis spoke about some of his aspirations and expectations for his upcoming rookie season.
Q. What’s your scouting report on yourself?
A. I can shoot the midrange. Finish around the rim. A great defender. Can run the floor. And plays hard for the whole game.
Q. What part of your game do you want to improve?
A. I want to get stronger. Improve my ball-handling and become a better shooter.
Q. What do you want to accomplish in your first season in the N.B.A.?
A. Win rookie of the year. Make first-team all-rookie, first-team all-defense and defensive player of the year.
No rookie has ever won rookie of the year and defensive player of the year in the same year before, however, Anthony Davis will get plenty of time and opportunity to put up stats in New Orleans with the departure of Chris Kaman and Emeka Okafor. Most scouts compare Davis’ game to a young Marcus Camby or Kevin Garnett, which is not a bad thing at all, since both players were Defensive Player of the Year themselves. If there was ever a player to win rookie of the year and defensive player of the year, it just may be Anthony Davis.