Anthony Davis has been efficient without the hype

Anthony Davis - photo by Gerald Herbert | AP
– photo by Gerald Herbert | AP

At the time he was selected first overall last June, Anthony Davis appeared destined to be enveloped with overwhelming hype or immense pressure in his rookie season with the . But for a league in which fans are always quick to latch onto something new and exciting or dismiss anything that doesn’t yield immediate results, Davis has encountered neither.

Perhaps because he plays in small-market New Orleans or possibly because Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been the front-runner for rookie of the year since his season debut, Davis has been able to put up some respectable numbers and learn through his mistakes without having to deal with the same scrutiny as others who entered the league with his decorated resume.

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