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Through two games this season Anthony Davis has already scored 95points. That’s the best start to a season in NBA history. The closest would be a guy by the name of Michael Jordan who scored 91 points in his first two games of the 1986-1987 season. Unfortunately even Davis’s crazy start has not done much for the Pelicans as they have dropped their first two games of the season. Davis was picked by the Pelicans first overall in the 2012 NBA draft and is showing why the Pelicans thought so highly of him. So far in his young career injuries have prevented Davis becoming a true superstar. If Davis can continue this scorching start then by seasons end he could be talked about as one of the best five players in the NBA. It however may be a while before the Pelicans are a true playoff contender.
This year the Pelicans used their first round pick on Buddy Hield who was one of the best shooters in college basketball. The Pelicans however need a lot more than that as Hield will take time to develop. Since drafting Davis the Pelicans have struggled adding pieces around Davis to make this team a contender. With this hot start Davis has proven that although he can carry a team this Pelicans team needs more. Not only is Davis scoring a lot but through the first two games he has also 32 rebounds and eight assists proving that he is not only a scorer. This historic start is no fluke by Davis as this player everyone envisioned him being when the Pelicans drafted him. If the Pelicans could give Davis more help its scary to think of where he could take this team.
Written By: Jamie Gatlin