Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: Just how good is Anthony Davis?

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Tim Duncan

Jan 13, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) and San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Timmy is the best power forward of all time, in my opinion. People will probably tell me it’s impossible to put Davis on the same level as Duncan, well I’m gonna do it anyways. I see a lot of Tim Duncan-like potential in Davis’ game, I truly believe Davis could be as good if not better than Duncan when it’s all said and done.

Offensively: Anthony Davis

Yes, I do give Davis the edge on offense. No disrespect to Duncan, at his age, he still does unreal things on offense. It’s simply just that Davis is so young, and is already at an unrealistically high level of offense. Not just by scoring, but by running the floor and using his court vision to be at the right place at the right time. That athleticism combined with an excellent basketball IQ is just absurd. He’s gotten his jump shot to high level of reliability, and has even stretched out his three point range here lately. Davis is becoming purely unstoppable. Timmy D just doesn’t have that same level of offense at the consistency that Davis has.

Defensively: Tie

Duncan is still a great defender, though he may not put up the same numbers that Davis has, he still gets the job done defensively in a very efficient way. He’s always been a good rim protector, consistently averaging around two blocks a game for his career. Duncan is the only one on this list that comes close to Davis defensively, both superior defenders, too good for me to put one above the other.