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If the Hornets want to be contenders, they need to give Anthony Davis the ball

Anthony Davis - photo by Gerald Herbert | AP

– photo by Gerald Herbert | AP

After winning an NCAA championship, an Olympic gold medal, and getting selected with the first overall pick in the 2012 Draft, many fans expected Anthony Davis to immediately reverse the ' fortunes. After all, Drew Brees brought the Saints to the NFC title game in his first year in New Orleans.

However, Anthony Davis is a 19-year-old rookie and the talent around him at Kentucky and Team USA is incomparable to the Hornets. New Orleans needs more than a teenage NBA rookie to become a contender. So the Hornets season is now more about tracking Anthony Davis' development as an NBA rookie than wins and losses.

The book on Davis coming out of Kentucky was that he was an athletic phenom who still needed development on the offensive end. From what I've seen so far in New Orleans, Anthony Davis' scouting report is accurate to a point.

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