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When comparing Anthony Davis to Derrick Rose, the first question that comes to mind is whether Davis can be an MVP. One cannot simply take Bethlehem Shoals’ statement that said Davis would transform a franchise as gospel.
Rather, in comparing him to someone like Rose, who actually did transform a franchise, one must look at whether he has similar qualities that would allow him to do that. Indeed, Davis is the kind of hard worker who would want to push himself to help his team become better.
Whether Davis will have as big of an impact on both ends of the floor as Rose has had on the Bulls is hard to tell. One can be fairly certain that Davis will be a big difference maker on defense with his rebounding, shot-blocking and overall defensive ability.
He can also make a big difference on the offense end with his offensive rebounding ability. He has great timing and length that allows him to control the offensive boards.
But he's not nearly as dynamic a scorer as Rose is. When the Chicago Bulls drafted Rose, he was immediately the inside-outside threat they had lacked. Davis can't make a difference in all of the areas in which the Hornets lack offensively. He sure isn't a three-point threat. At that, he doesn't stretch it out on the perimeter.
His main thing as far as scoring goes is dunking, and that doesn't change the game as much as the many things that Rose did in his first few years.
Thus, Davis would have to work extremely hard to become the difference maker Rose is.