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Anthony Davis vs. Kristaps Porzingis.. You can only choose 1, who you taking and why

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by RocketsTruth, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. DaBeard

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    I'd take Kristaps and it's not even close
     
  2. hakeemthagreat

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    You just mentioned everything Porzingis does EXCEPT defense lol. When you factor in man defense w/ blocks, rebounding, steals etc..Porzingis has no business being mentioned in the same category as AD. New Orleans sucking has nothing to do with Anthony Davis
     
  3. tmacfor35

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    Porzingis looks like he will be the better player.

    He looks unstoppable at times.
     
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    is't he the leader and best player of that team?

    so he has absolutely nothing do with the team's wins or losses?
     
  5. hakeemthagreat

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    What does a leader have to do with roster moves? Does the leader hire the coach? Does the leader draw up plays too? It seems some of you selectively forget how bad these organizations have been for YEARS. Yet it's the players fault when these teams suck. I don't get it
     
  6. vlaurelio

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    is their current alot more worse than mchale?

    shouldn't they at least be okay though?
     
  7. vcchlw

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    Porzingis. Three point shooting is the most sought after skill in the NBA right now and he is excellent in it.
     
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  8. don grahamleone

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    New Orleans has problems right now. It's hard to tell how much of this is Anthony Davis not creating wins for his club. Staps has been the man for one early season and he's putting together wins.

    I mean... AD is getting taken by Atlanta right now while KP is taking it to the great LeBron. The weight of quality seems to point at Staps.
     
  9. MrButtocks

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    KP's poor rebounding cost them the game today. Plus he shrunk once they started playing physical defense. AD is better in that regard. He's stronger and one of the best rebounders in the league.
     
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    Also, I spoke too soon. LeBron came back and Atlanta let their lead slip away! I look like the fool right now.
     
  11. hakeemthagreat

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    Should they be okay? How many winning seasons did the Pelicans have before Davis got there? What's Alvin Gentry's record as a coach before coming there? What's the organizations track record? The team has a CULTURE of losing, yet this somehow falls on Anthony Davis lol. Had Mark Jackson never went to GS, you'd be criticizing Steph, Draymond & Thompson for being losers. See how this works now?
     
  12. watashi315

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    Couldn't you make the same argument for Porzingis then? Knicks, for years, have been the bottom of the league. They have probably the worst owner in the NBA and an incompetent front office.
     
  13. rhino17

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    Porzingas, he still has a lot of room to grow. Davis is what he is, not a #1 option
     
  14. Bobbythegreat

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    I take Porzingis if only because he's got the skill set that is more likely to age well and he hasn't had the injury problems Davis has.
     
  15. vlaurelio

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    what happens if those 2 are swapped?

    what can AD achive with Hardaway & Kanter

    vs

    what can Kristaps can do with beast Cousins & Jrue
     
  16. hakeemthagreat

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    Absolutely. You can make that case for alot of guys in the NBA. But if you're judging of pure talent & skillset, Porzingis isn't close to Anthony Davis. It's not even a debate
     
  17. roslolian

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    LOL this is the difference between good branding and horrible branding.

    Porzingis is playing in the Leastern conference, it is full of joke teams so obviously Porzingis will put up better stats. Porzingis is a unicorn, at only 22 years old AND boosted by the desperate NY media he has lots of people thinking he is much better than he really is.

    OTH Davis is the victim of horrible branding. He is playing for a loser team in the toughest division in the NBA. At 24 yrs old the mystique has mostly worn off and he is playing in the WEST where all the superstars sans Lebron play. It's gotten so bad people are thinking Porzingis is better wtf.

    There are only 2 things Porzingis is better than Davis: he is 2 years younger and he can shoot 3s. That's it. Davis is better at everything else. If I was building a team from scratch I'd take Porzingis all day everyday simply because he is still on a rookie deal and is young enough to allow me to tank for a couple more pieces. But if I already had a championship core then I'd take Davis because he is overall the better player. Just on defense alone Davis is so much better it's not even funny.

    P.S. As good as Porzingis is now he isn't as good as Yao Ming before, it's like comparing Ewing to Hakeem. Yao Ming was being considered one of the best big men in the league with like 3 knee injuries, that's how good he was. If he had no injuries at all Yao Ming would have probably gone down as one of the best ever, he was 7'6 with the ability to sprint down the court dribbling the ball behind his back.
     
  18. roslolian

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    It's hard to say this because they aren't even playing in the same division. If you look at East Dwight he was putting 20-20s in Orlando, he went West and put up the worst stats of his career. Jrue Holiday was an All star in the Sixers, then he got traded to NOP and immediately became a nobody as well as became injury prone from the increased contact. So it's possible that if you bring Porzingis out West he won't be able to handle the physicality of the West and end up injured via a Draymond Green cheap shot or something.
     
  19. Matt78777

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    In houston's offense, Porzingis is the platonic ideal of a center. Imagine a center that can do everything Capela can do, but also sometimes instead of rolling to the rim, step back for a 3. Or just camp on the line for a 3 in a five out set. Houston's unstoppable offense would becomes even more unstoppable.
     
  20. Ziggy

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    Platonic ideal of a center, ey?
     
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