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#1 cdandi1

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski ?@WojYahooNBA

Anthony Davis suffered a severely sprained ankle in a Hornets workout and almost assuredly is unable to play for Team USA, sources tell Y!


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Wasn't sure if this was Bobcats forum material..but I definately thought it was worth sharing.


Edit:

This is a little excerpt on A Davis from nbadraft.net's scouting report from Adam Ganeles 2/23/12

http://nbadraft.net/...s/anthony-davis

Weaknesses: Very slender, even for the collegiate level ... It's likely that he just needs some time to fill into his new found height, but that remains to be seen ... As of now, the combination of his frail frame and aggressiveness gets him into foul trouble fairly quickly when matched up with a bigger opponent ... Isn't refined offensively. His shooting ability and post moves are solid, but will need to show improvement if he ever wants to be a go-to scorer at the NBA level ... Growth spurt could cause some issues with his knees, could experience some significant pain and could also be a little injury prone for the next year or so ...



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

Well a bad ankle sprain aint really nothing to worry about as long as it's treated right. I hope he has a long and succesful career. Im plenty happy with MKG after learning more about him through the draft stories.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

BUST!!!!
*Cries deeply*

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yeah I'd hate to see this guy become Greg Oden 2.0.

There's ZERO reason to hold a grudge against a guy who had nothing to do with the NBA screwing over the city of Charlotte.

I'm sure he probably just tweaked his ankle and the team/himself don't feel like risking further injury on some games that the USA doesn't need him for anyway. Can't say I blame them.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

It's a hard issue for me because I am extremely pissed that we had the #1 pick stolen from us, and I've seen people hoping he'd get injured so New Orleans will pay for it, but it's not Davis' fault. He even said after the lottery that he wanted to play for Jordan.

He seems like a good kid and I hope it's not anything serious. I also wish him a long, healthy career. But, ideally, it would be as a Michael Olowakandi-type player, lol. Then everything will be perfect.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

meh....

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

I was kind of hoping we would make the Team USA squad

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

yep, proves the reservations I had about him being to fragile being so thin.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

OMGZ what a loser, can't stay healthy, worse pick ever.

MKG is the savior, Anthony Davis is the anti-christ.

There ya go.

Get better soon AD

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

Gilchrist will most certainly ALWAYS be injured, based on the fact that his calling card it throwing his body around.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

heh not a fan of MKG either, guess I will have to be. still wish we would have gotten robinson at 4 :(

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

Gilchrist will most certainly ALWAYS be injured, based on the fact that his calling card it throwing his body around.


MKG happens to be built a lot better than AD though.

He tested with only 7% body fat and he has great weight and size for his position.

Davis on the other hand is a little lanky for his position and does not have the muscle that say; someone like Bismack Biyombo has to help combat their limitations of a small frame.

I know that in 2010, Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a leg injury but wouldn't come out of the game upon his coaches request because he is such a strong competitor.

To my knowledge, this is the only injury that Gilchrist has encountered.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

MKG happens to be built a lot better than AD though.

He tested with only 7% body fat and he has great weight and size for his position.

Davis on the other hand is a little lanky for his position and does not have the muscle that say; someone like Bismack Biyombo has to help combat their limitations of a small frame.

I know that in 2010, Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a leg injury but wouldn't come out of the game upon his coaches request because he is such a strong competitor.

To my knowledge, this is the only injury that Gilchrist has encountered.


I'm not comparing Gilchrist to Davis. PHILOSOPHICALLY, I'm comparing him to Gerald Wallace.

I think it was that idiot Chad Ford who said that Gilchrist was always playing through some injury when he covered him in High School based on his style. Wasn't fully injured, but always had a bruise or a minor sprain, or something. That'll catch up to him eventually.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'm not comparing Gilchrist to Davis. PHILOSOPHICALLY, I'm comparing him to Gerald Wallace.

I think it was that idiot Chad Ford who said that Gilchrist was always playing through some injury when he covered him in High School based on his style. Wasn't fully injured, but always had a bruise or a minor sprain, or something. That'll catch up to him eventually.


Yeah MKG was a little two hard-headed in high school. Fortunately, that doesn't usually fly with college coaches and it sure doesn't fly with NBA coaches.

Here is an article by Joseph Treutlein (DraftExpress) on a game that he saw St Pat's and MKG take on Findlay Prep during the 2010-2011 season.

In the first few minutes of #1 ranked St. Patrick's game against #3 ranked Findlay,Michael Gilchrist re-aggravated a leg injury, as he started severely hobbling around the court. His coach pulled him out of the game immediately, but he demanded to be put back in within minutes. For the rest of the game, Gilchrist refused to leave the game, despite seemingly bruising another part of his lower body every time he attacked the basket. Still, he consistently ran the floor and fearlessly took the ball to the hole, dead set on doing everything he can to help his team win, playing 29 of 32 minutes.

From a scouting standpoint, not much can be taken away from this game in terms of Gilchrist's skills or athletic ability, as he was clearly playing at nowhere near 100%. Before re-aggravating his injury, he made one nice baseline drive to the rim, and seemed to show good body control for most of the game, but he got by purely on heart and determination, scoring 19 points and pulling in 8 rebounds while getting to the free throw line 10 times.

In terms of his shooting, Gilchrist has a noticeable hitch in his mechanics, which is very problematic when he's pulling up. His motion is consistent and accurate, though, as evidenced by his 9-for-10 shooting at the line. Honing his perimeter shooting ability will be the next step in Gilchrist's development, but he still has plenty of time to work on that.

The biggest thing to take away from this performance is how rare of a competitor Gilchrist truly is, especially for a player of his caliber. The logical thing to do for the #1 ranked junior in the country to do in a fairly meaningless regular season high school game would be to not risk getting hurt any worse, but Gilchrist would have none of that. Instead, he fought extremely hard on both ends of the court, risking his body on every play.



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

Nothing at all against Anthony Davis here, he's a great player and was rewarded handsomely by being chosen number one overall. I wish him nothing but the best.

Having said that, fug you New Orleans, you cesspool of the human race, karma is a filthy bourbon street *****.

*sigh*


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