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Rudy Gobert had a coming out party for the NBA during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge with 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the World Team.
The Utah Jazz eventually traded Enes Kanter at the deadline, which promoted Gobert into a full-time starting role. Since then, Gobert has averaged 10.5 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 57 percent from the field.
Another big man who’s played well lately has been New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. He's on pace to become the fourth player in league history with a player efficiency rating above 31. Only Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James have previously done so. If the Pelicans make the playoffs, don’t be surprised if he gets serious MVP consideration as Michael Scotto outlined in a previous column.
With that in mind, Scotto joined 1320 AM KFAN in Utah and hosts Kyle Gunther and Ben Anderson to discuss Gobert’s emergence, Anthony Davis’ realistic chances at the MVP award and the league’s top title contenders. We also looked back at the Deron Williams trade for the Brooklyn Nets.
The bad news for Monty Williams was good news for the rest of the NBA.
There is now a strong chance that Anthony Davis leaves New Orleans and becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017.
That is the ultimate fallout from Tuesday's shocking news that the Pelicans had fired Williams after he led them to the Western Conference playoffs, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors. The firing came a mere two weeks after owner Tom Benson wrote a public letter to Williams, general manager Dell Demps and the rest of the organization congratulating them on their achievement.
So what the heck happened in the interim?
Clear, concise answers were not forthcoming from front office executive Mickey Loomis, whose fingerprints are all over this move. Loomis, who also is the front-office overseer for Benson's other team, the NFL New Orleans Saints, is a guy who believes in organizational charts. In his mind, the coach should report to the general manager, and the GM should report to the owner. That was the the case in New Orleans, where Williams and Demps were on equal footing on the organizational chart.
And in the twisted mind of Loomis, if you don't have a functional organizational chart, you don't have a fully functional organization.
So he fired Williams.
It is a fascinating story, and it will remain a fascinating story for the next several years because Davis is not going to forget how this hatchet job went down. Last time a player of his caliber had this type of beef with management/ownership, he got himself shipped out of town. You may have heard of the guy: Chris Paul.
And in my crystal ball, I foresee Anthony Davis becoming the next Chris Paul.
More in this interview with Kristian Garic and T-Bob Hebert on WWL Radio in New Orleans, the Pelicans' flagship station.
Anthony Davis Joins Joe Lisi On The Weekly Blitz. Anthony Davis was a standout for the Badgers from 2001-2004 rushing for 4,676 yards averaging 5.1 yards peer carry with 42 rushinng touchdowns. Davis became a 7th round selection by the Indianapolis Colts and at the time he left Wisconsin, Davis was the second leading rusher behind fomer Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne.
Davis still ranks 4th best in school history and he speaks about Melvin Gordon's decision not to run the 40 yard dash in today's pro day for the Badgers. Davis also discusses where Gordon can develop on the next level and what the outlook is for the Badger in the upcoming 2015 season.
Davis also speaks about his favorite free agent moves in the NFL and whether Dalls can replace a back liike Demarco Murray.
It is always great going on the air with ESPN Radio in Lexington, Kentucky, because the hosts on that station know more about basketball than most folks have forgotten.
Did you know that Anthony Davis used to be a ballhandler extraordinaire before undergoing a growth spurt that has turned him into one of the NBA's top big men?
That nugget of knowledge was one of many pieces of wisdom tossed around in this interview with hosts Chris Cross, Mike Cameron and Matthew Laurance this afternoon on The Sports Huddle Show.
The NBA SEASON IS HERE! Hosts Frank Santos and Andy Flint still have some positional draft work to do, though. They will (quicker than usual) recap their power forward draft, as they have done for the other three positions. Is Anthony Davis already the best power forward in the league, or does he still have some work to do to pass guys like Blake Griffin and the ageless Tim Duncan?
But who are we kidding... they want to talk actual NBA basketball!
How will they do that, you ask? By offering some way too soon proclamations based on the first few days of action. Get ready for some NBA HOT TAKES! They will also talk an in-depth look in their new weekly segment, highlighting one team each week: this weeks team is the Atlanta Hawks.
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Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans has been nothing short of spectacular so far in the 2014-15 NBA season. The soon-to-be Olympian is averaging 24.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game; Duncan-Like would describe it best. After Saturday night's performance, Anthony Davis is sending the NBA a message that he is a force to be reckoned with.
Are you ready for Johnny Davis? Do you believe in FIRE CRACKERS? Do you believe in GRAHAM CRACKERS? Do you believe in PREMIUM SALTINES? That's a CRACKER ain't it? What about the CRACKER of a whip? Oh, sorry, that's CRACK of a whip, not CRACKER. Johnny GRAHAM FIRECRACKER Davis. He's putting the throw down on your road map to be entertained. Johnny Davis is a MOOD maker, a heartbreaker, a money taker, but he ain't no L.A. Laker - I'm just playin'. I just wanted to rhyme MAKER BREAKER TAKER & LAKER - that's all. All about Johnny!! Put some more wood in the engine so it can burn, and you can churn out the funk, r&b and whatever ails you! on the JKN.
John Davis was the first born child to John & Jeanette Davis of Detroit, MI. He was educated in the
Detroit Public School System. He later attended Wayne State University and graduated with a BS in
Finance and Business Economics. Upon graduating, he started Executive Vending Service in 1995. A
vending and snack sales company that serviced many companies in the Detroit area with snack machine
John’s love of education and business inspired him to go back to school and pursue a Masters in Human
Resources and Business Administration from Central Michigan University, which was bestowed in 2003.
By this time he had decided to operate the business part-time and get involved in the public school
system. He has taught Language Arts and Math at the elementary and middle school level in Detroit
and was immediately hired by Atlanta Public Schools to teach Business Education after his family
moved to Atlanta in 2001.
John is an Insurance Benefit specialist licensed for Life, Health and disability insurance in Georgia and 15
other states and has worked with some of the largest insurance carriers in the country serving as a
customer service expert. He currently teaches technology at a local technical college, host of Lets Chat
Radio which airs every Saturday at 3 p.m. on Blogtalkradio.com and is CEO of Lets Chat Enterprises, LLC a
Virtual Services Co.
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