Davis' Scoring Improvement Tops All But Bob Lanier - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Davis' scoring improvement tops all but Bob Lanier


NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Pelicans head coach Monty Williams has been making the case for his star sophomore Anthony Davis to be in the number of soon-to-be-named All Star reserves because of how Davis plays on both sides of the ball.

The Kentucky product is No. 1 in the league in blocked shots, averaging 3.0 per game. Davis is also a top rebounder, and his growth in scoring has now reached a historic level, trumping even Shaq and LeBron James.

Davis has made a bigger jump in his scoring average from his rookie to his second season than all but one of the NBA's other overall No. 1 picks in the past 40 years.

Only Bob Lanier made a more significant jump in scoring in the early 70s.



Draft Player                      Rookie      2nd Yr              Incr

1970 Bob Lanier              15.6           25.7               +10.1

2012 Anthony Davis         13.5           20.2              +6.7

2003 LeBron James            20.9          27.2             +6.3

1992  Shaquille O'Neal       23.4         29.3             +5.9

1981  Mark Aguirre              18.7      24.4              +5.7


Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.