It doesn't take an NBA analyst to realize that the New Orleans Pelicans have something special in Anthony Davis. In only two seasons, Davis has proven to be a stat sheet filler, averaging 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. At 21 years old, the sky is the limit for The Brow and in an interview with USA TODAY, his former Kentucky head coach John Calipari made a bold yet possibly truthful prediction regarding Ant's career trajectory.
“Right now, you look at (Davis) and say, ‘Man, in five years, he could be the best player in the NBA,’ ” Calipari said. “And this USA Basketball stuff pushes that date sooner. Again, here’s what it does for him: how to work, new things to add to his game, and confidence like, ‘These are the best in the world, so I’m all right…’”
In five years, someone like, say, Kevin Durant will be only 30 years old. So, there's a possibility that KD could be the one holding down the "best in the game" title, but the idea of Davis assuming that role isn't far-fetched. After all, Anthony would only be 26 and possibly hitting what many consider as his prime years. Regardless on where you stand on this discussion, it's going to be a lot of fun watching Davis compete in the league for years to come.