Could Anthony Davis have had a better rookie year? Sure. But it’s not like his 13.5/8.2/1.8 stat line was bad, it just didn’t really meet up to the superhuman expectations that were set for him. Still, more than a year removed from #8, I think some have forgotten how absurdly and ridiculously good AD can be on defense.
The video above should put an end to that. Featuring every one of the brow’s 112 blocks from last year, it is both a defensive tutorial and a reminder of the type of impact Davis can have on a game. And, if you look closely at the 9:20 mark, you can also spot the exact moment Richard Jefferson’s career began to end.