Friday, October 17, 2014

Anthony Davis is No. 4 on #SLAMTop50

Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis is No. 4 on the #SLAMTop50 list of the top NBA players for the 2014-15 season.

Here is an excerpt about Davis:

As for Anthony Davis the basketball player, well, he’s pretty good, perhaps even the greatest 21-year-old ever? Sure, you can probably go through the annals of the NBA and find some guys who were better, but just know this: The 26.5 PER that Davis posted as a 20-year-old last season, it’s the highest number from any 20-year-old in the history of the statistic. It was also fourth in the League last year, not too far behind Kevin Durant’s NBA-leading 29.8 number.

This isn’t to say that PER means everything, or that you should blindly swallow whatever results the data feed you. The point is just to add some context, to use a nice round number to help explain why having a third-year player with no playoff experience and who barely cracked 20 points a game last season at No. 4 on this list isn’t crazy, but, rather, a conservative projection. If you want, the case could be made that Davis deserves to be one spot higher.

Complete Article

Others on the #SLAMTop50 List:

47 Eric Bledsoe Suns PG 14
44 Kenneth Faried Nuggets PF 11
26 Rajon Rondo Celtics PG 9
20 DeMarcus Cousins Kings C 3
18 John Wall Wizards PG 8
10 Kevin Love Cavs PF 3
9 James Harden Rockets SG 1
8 Blake Griffin Clippers PF 2
7 Carmelo Anthony Knicks SF 3
6 Russell Westbrook Thunder PG 3
5 Stephen Curry Warriors PG 2

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