Originally Posted by Someguy again
but the situation i was picturing was this: suppose you were in the draft, needed a big man and davis and cousins were the two options you had. who would you take?
If it's a draft and a long term decision, then Davis seems an easy choice. He's much younger, no character issues. 5 years from now we'll be discussing who's the best player in the league, Davis or Durant.
If it's just this year, then it's close. I'll take Cousins if I want someone to run an offense around. Milwaukee Bucks? Chicago? Give me Cousins.
I'll take Anthony Davis for lets say the Spurs or Dallas, a team that already has an offense that works. He would make every aspect of that team much better. Both offense and defense, half court and full court. Hustle, screens, rebounds, rim protection, cuts, athletic plays, pick and roll/pop, transition offense and defense.