No player in the most recent NBA Draft came into the league with greater expectations or more promise than New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis. The slim, 6 foot 11, 220-pound Davis was the complete package: smooth shooter, aggressive shot-blocker and rebounder, the kind of player who could impact a game on both ends of the floor. Halfway through his first year as a professional, the 19-year-old Davis, perhaps his own harshest critic, is giving himself passing grades as the Hornets head into the final 41 games of the regular season Wednesday night in the AT&T Center against the San Antonio Spurs. "I think I'm pretty happy with my game," Davis said following Monday's win over the Sacramento Kings, a game in which he was sidelined with a sprained left ankle after stepping on the foot of one of the game officials late in the second quarter. "I just have to come out with energy every night. That's my main focus; come out with energy and everything else will fall into place."
Hornets rookie Anthony Davis making a first-half impact while still finding his way
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Jan 22