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New Orleans Pelicans have the next NBA superstar

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Davis can be a key factor in Pelicans' run (©GettyImages)
Davis can be a key factor in Pelicans' run (©GettyImages).

The 2012 NBA first overall draft pick Anthony Davis is showcasing his huge talent early in this season, and is certainly deserving of a place in the conversation for becoming a next NBA superstar.

It is early in the NBA season, but New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis has started really strong, averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game, as well as two steals and 3.6 blocks, which makes him second in NBA blocks leaders (behind Roy Hibbert).

But when talking about the improvement of  Davis, we can't just talk about improving numbers from last year. His mid-range jump shot is great, which really stretches the opponents defense and with that he really helps his teammates for easier driving into the paint. Also, his free-throw percentage is 85 per cent, which is amazing for a big man. That kind of percentage most commonly belongs to point guards and best players in the NBA.

Besides all these great numbers, his long arms and athleticism is what makes Davis deserving of a place on the edge NBA superstardom.

On one side, he is very efficient in what he does, especially rebounding and defense, and on the other side, he is very attractive for the fans to watch, with all the alley-oops, put back dunks and blocks he is providing.

If Anthony Davis continues to put up these kind of numbers every night, he will need to be selected in the All-Star team.

What separates him from NBA superstar big-men is his post game, which goes along with strength and experiences that a second-year man from Kentucky will need to develop.

But since he will turn just 21 year in March, we can certainly say that in the upcoming years, Davis will become one of the most dominant big-men in the NBA.

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