Posted by thethreelions on 29th June 2012
During last nights NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets capitalized on their opportunities, and in turn have put them in a great sport for the future. While it didn’t take much brain power to figure out that Anthony Davis and his iconic uni-brow were going #1, a little more thinking and strategy had to go into making their #10 pick, and they did well in selecting Austin Rivers.
While it might be obvious that the Duke player has the potential in being a solid player, the Hornets have also set them up with providing themselves with a strong future in the guard and center spot. Their first two picks, have set themselves up with both great offensive potential in Rivers, and defensive potential with Davis. Davis will obviously be a player that won’t need much time to adapt to playing in the NBA while Rivers has a great opportunity to play behind both Eric Gordon and Jarrett Jack while he adapts and matures to the level of the NBA.
These two picks definitely give the potential for an exciting future, and give their fans the opportunity to provide at least a partial band-aid to Chris Paul booking it out of there for LA. At the very least, Davis’ Kentucky championship can provide the Hornets with the only championship ring many of them have ever seen.