Anthony Davis was drafted 1st by the Hornets Thursday, and four days later, Woj is reporting that the shot-blocking machine suffered an ankle injury and “almost assuredly” won’t play in the Olympics. Davis was being pegged as the backup to Tyson Chandler.
Some folks will chalk this up as “not a big deal,” but they’re ignoring the fact that Team USA has one true center. Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Chris Bosh will all miss the Olympics. Looking at the roster, that leaves … Kevin Love? Blake Griffin?
Yes, LeBron could play the power forward spot, and then you could rotate Love and Griffin at center, but are you confident they’ll get the job done defensively? I’m not.
At what point do you strongly begin to consider guys like DeMarcus Cousins? Greg Monroe (who isn’t even a center)? Marcus Camby?