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2012 NBA Draft: 5 Ways Anthony Davis Will Help New Orleans Hornets

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2012 NBA Draft: 5 Ways Anthony Davis Will Help New Orleans Hornets
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Anthony Davis has been presumed to be the No. 1 pick in the draft for several weeks. Then, after the New Orleans Hornets won the first overall pick in the draft lottery, they became the presumed team to draft Davis.

Davis and the Hornets would surely be a good match. Davis is a long, powerful player who can rebound very well and is a great shot-blocker.

The Hornets are in need of a power forward. They likely won't re-sign Chris Kaman, who took home a $14 million salary this season. Carl Landry may or may not come back, but he isn't nearly as dynamic a player as Davis.

Davis could help the Hornets go from a cellar dweller in the Southwest Division in 2011-12 to a playoff team in the next season or two. Following is a breakdown of how Davis could help transform the Hornets.

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