Anthony Davis or Blake Griffin
Just wondering who you think will have the better career out of Blake or Anthony Davis
Davis for me. I am not a big fan of griffin. I think he is far to reliant on his natural abilities and athleticism. Very limited post moves and shakey J to put it nicely. Not a good defender. Not much of a shot blocker.
Where as already Davis is a much better shooter already. Much better Free Throw shooter, and his jumper is better. His ability to be a force on the defensive end is really where they are separated. Davis is so good on the block, and has better defensive skills, and will be a much better defender in their carrers. Could end up being a DPOY one day, something Griffin will never achieve (looking at this point in his carrer).
I just think Griffin is a little too one dimensional as a player. The thing with Davis is how good he can become on the offensive end. But again, what Griffin is not able to do, unlike Davis, if he is not going offensively he is able to impact the game on the other end. Griffin just fades out of the game if he is not getting cheap points or not flowing.
AD easily. HIs offensive potential is high and defensively its no match. I haven seen Blake block a shot until this season.
Lets give AD more than one year before we make that judgement
Kind of tough question when you think about it but if I were a GM I'd roll with Davis.
I think Davis as well. But when looking at both rookie carreers... Griffin >> Davis.
Davis will be a greater defender, lets see how he progresses as a rebounder/shooter.
Griffin had one more college year and a year to bulk up when his knee was busted therefore it's unfair to compare rookie years. I'm not worried about Davis' rebounding either, a little more size and strength and he'll be right there. The only real question marks for him are staying out of injury trouble and developing some play making / iso offense ability
Style or substance. I think Griffin will put more people in the seats, but he dunks and rebounds. That's about it. I think the brow has "potential" to be a far more complete player. Griffin needs to prove that he can expand his game. From everything I have heard Griffin is a really hard worker, so it is strange that he wouldn't have already taken some big steps forward in this department.
Its Davis for me. His defensive abilities and intangibles on that end of the floor are already miles ahead of Blake Griffin. If his body fills out and he keeps polishing his game he can be the next great PF in my opinion.
not same level but it's like who you prefer LeBron or Durant, Blake Griffin is like LBJ and Anthony Davis is like tarantula.
has been a allstar his whole career so far so at the end of both these guys career i see bg having more accolades. But you never know what the future holds.
Blake Griffin's gotten worse every year in the league. I see Davis being a perennial all star and probably a superstar. I'd like to think Blake can turn it around, but I don't see it.
What? you guys don't believe he's gotten worse every year?
22.5 and 12.1
20.7 and 10.9
18 and 8.3
I mean his minutes have gone down a little but not drastically enough for that large of a fall.
He hasn't gotten worse every year, his team just has gotten better. Don't get me wrong he hasn't improved much either but to say he has gotten "worse" is debatable at best.
By that logic MJ's best years were the 80s and he started steadily getting worse throughout the 90s as the Bulls started to win championships. Likewise Wilt's best years would have been with the Warriors and Lebron has gotten worse in Miami when compared to his last three years in Cleveland.
Another question, who would you rather have if your the Clips....Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge????
I feel the Clips would be much better with Paul and Aldridge, and was negged heavily for a trade idea involving the two bigs.
What makes you think that Anthony Davis is a much better shooter than Blake Griffin? His release looks better, but Griffin shot better from mid-range this season. Griffin shot 35% (122/348) from mid-range this season and Davis shot 29% (64/218). Davis is a better free-throw shooter (75%), but Griffin went from 52% last season to 66% this season, so give him credit.
While Griffin is a limited offensive player, he's A LOT better than Davis right now and he was even as a rookie. Davis can't really create his own offense yet. He mainly scored on lobs, drop offs, etc. Griffin as a rookie could catch the ball in the low post and showed a couple of go-to moves on either block. People forget Griffin averaged 22.5 points per game as a rookie. Not only that, he's one of the best passers at his position when it comes to passing out of the double. Davis has potential, but has a lot of work to do to become a go-to player in the low post.
Davis is a better shot blocker (he's got so much more length and defensive instincts), but he was so weak this season, he could barely hold his ground. He has A LOT of work to do on his body.
Davis has serious potential, but I need to see more. I want to see what he does next season.
Anthony Davis. He's longer, just as athletic, and he has the potential to dominate on both offense and defense. His jump shot alone will become a big strength, as his mechanics are flawless. The only glaring weakness at this point is his strength.
I'd take Davis based on one simple word. DEFENSE
I'd take Griffin. Not just because It's a homer pick but I just think he's a lot better right now. Both have insane potential though and it could be years before we really see them at their best. But Davis' rookie season slightly disappointed me, I expected a lot more impact but I felt like he just kind of slid by under the radar.
It really comes down to what you need more though offense or defense. If you need offense take Blake, he's improving as a mid range shooter and in the post(though slower improvement than I hoped). But if you need defense then Brow is your best bet, he's very advanced defensively and should only get better.
When you look at it from a money perspective though it's not even close, Blake is flashy and the common fan loves it. He has a great sense of humor and makes good commercials. He just has an aura about him that make people smile. The only media attention Davis gets is about his unibrow, it's unfair but a reality.
As limited as Griffin has been, he has so much potential to get better.
And despite what many believe, Davis has a LONG way to go to being an effective offensive player.
I'm taking Davis. I think he can be the next superstar big man. His feel for the game is absolutely tremendous. He just has great instincts for where to be on the court and his touch around the rim is elite. Yes, we don't know how Davis' game will develop, but he just has so much room to grow.
People need to remember that Blake Griffin was older and more experienced than Davis during his "rookie season," which was really his second season in the NBA. And Davis is a little more of a late bloomer. I fully expect Davis to become a post scoring threat within the next four years and his jumpshot should come along too.
Maybe I am overrating Davis' potential for growth, but I really believe that Davis has more room to grow than any other player in the NBA. His jumpshot, his post game, and his defense should all grow as he gets older and gains experience. He already is an effective offensive player, and the Hornets were much better when he was on the court, and he could easily get to all star level in 2-3 years, if not sooner.
The Clippers had such a deep rotation this year that I think it is silly just to look at stats and say he has gotten worse. He was the main option his rookie year and got about 23ppg. The Clippers added Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford the past few years so he hasn't got the touches he did his rookie year. If you watched Blake Griffin play this year, you can tell he improved his offense quite a bit. Less hesitation shooting the mid range shot and 15% increase on free throws. Also, he gets doubled constantly and finds open teammates. He's a guy that can average 4-5 apg from the 4 spot. The guy is getting better.
AD has a chance to be better than Blake but he has to do a few things first. One is prove he can stay healthy. Maybe if he puts on some weight that will help. He has nice form on his jumper. He's very active and hustles but at this point that is how he scores. Hustle. I need to see more of him before I can say I'm taking him over BG.
Watching all of Anthony Davis' games this season, I think that the way he cuts is a really underrated part of his game giving him a lot of open dunks and jump-shots. His jumper is inconsistent but whenever it was falling he would score 20+ points. His Post game is what he needs to be working on this off season and I think this will all improve once he adds strength this off season.
Honestly, I think it is a win win if you can take either one. Haha. Just we talk about Davis' potential but Blake is still getting better as well. When it comes down to it, Blake has proven he can be a 22 and 12 guy and one of the best passing PFs in the game. It has been a little disappointing watching Blake only get what 19 and 8 this year. I want to see him at 23 and 11 and 4. Think he will be that soon enough though.
How the hell has Blake gotten worse every single year? I've seen him go from all effort to a player with a couple of post moves to a decent mid range jumper