In his 3rd NBA season, New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had a break-out campaign. Davis averaged career-high’s in every major statistical category, finishing the season with a 24.4 point, 10.2 rebound and 2.9 block average. Davis’ 2.9 blocks per game was the best in the league, and in addition to his stifling defense, Davis showed major growth on the offensive end.
His mid-range jumper was a thing of beauty. So fluent and feathery for a guy of his stature. Davis often utilized his lightning quick first step to cruise past opposing bigs, and then proceeded to connect on guard-like shots. Oh, and not to mention the slew of alley-oops his teammates connected with him on.
Davis’ impressive season landed the Pelicans in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 season, and although they were swept by Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Davis proved he and his squad will be a force to be reckoned with very soon in the Western Conference.
Davis averaged 31.5 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in the series. A fitting way to end a dominate season for the 22-year-old.
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