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All Eyes on Davis

After the first ping pong ball drops in the NBA Draft Lottery, we’ll know the new home of Anthony Davis, but could we expect any other top players currently in the NBA to make their way to that location too? The newest trend in the NBA is to hitch your wagon to as many stars as possible. It’s the AAU model, it’s the Coach Cal model, it’s whatever. As some teams pull away from the rest of the pack by stockpiling superstars seeking validation through championships, the teams without the big name players are looking to garner them as quickly as they can. It makes you think, will the landing place of Anthony Davis become the new hot spot for talented veterans looking to play for a contender?

Already Davis is being projected as an NBA ready force who will make a huge defensive impact right away. Add that to the possibility of him joining forces with the league’s best players in London this summer and we could see a lot of interest in joining the brow in whatever location he will shortly find himself in. While this won’t be the banner year for free agents that we’ve seen in the past, guys like Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Ray Allen and Eric Gordon could find themselves looking for a new team next season. It will all be determined on June 30th, but you have to wonder if the Davis landing place will play a part in any of those decisions.

The prediction is that regardless of where he lands or who is on his team, Davis will find success. We can only hope that ends up being the case and that he doesn’t end up in Charlotte. I’ve got my fingers crossed for the Wizards.

Article written by Matthew Hays

11 Comments for All Eyes on Davis

  1. giddy
    10:52 am May 30, 2012 Permalink


  2. David Elswick
    10:52 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not sure Washington is a better landing spot for Davis than Charlotte. Yes, Wall is there and that would be cool, but at least Charlotte seemed to be horrible on purpose.

  3. Walter Sobchak
    10:56 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    2) Actually, the Wizards looked a lot better after they traded for Nene

  4. Kentucky Gentleman
    11:02 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    Washington could be scary good in a few years with a veteran Wall/Davis combo.

  5. John Wall
    11:03 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    Please gawd, let us get the first pick! If we don’t get Davis – none of these other dudes (sorry MKG) have what it takes to get us an extra 10+ wins on their own. Barnes, Robinson, White… these dudes are bums.

  6. Yesterdays
    11:07 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    Hoping Washington somehow gets first pick. I dont think MKG and Wall would fit well together. Tough to have two guys on the perimeter who are below average shooters. Maybe Sacramento will move up in the lottery. I think MKG would be a decent fit there.

  7. Lil C
    11:12 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    Did anybody read Eric Crawfords article today in the Courier Journal? The article is suppose to be about the UK/UL football series, yet he’s taking jabs at Calipari big time!!! Check it out!

  8. Strokes
    11:15 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    None of the major free agents will go to whatever team drafts Davis just because of that team having Davis, plus Nash and Williams are both getting up there in age and want to win NOW not in the future when the team gets good which isn’t even a guarantee that they will! Nash is almost 40, Williams is almost 30, and why would Gordon want to go from the bad team he is on to another probably bad team? Just because of Davis? No way.

  9. David Elswick
    11:22 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    3) Good point, that they did!

  10. Donkeypunch
    11:26 am May 30, 2012 Permalink

    Deron Williams is 27 how is that getting “up there”?

  11. cracka
    4:23 pm May 30, 2012 Permalink

    “It will all be determined on June 30th” … what will be determined?

    the lottery is tonight (5/30) and the draft is 6/28