so we're a little over half way through Towns rookie season. He's only 20 years old. Yes, it's early... but I think i've seen enough at this point that if I was forced to choose between Towns and Davis, I'm going with Towns. That kid is going to be unbelievable.
We're starting to see flashes of what this kid is going to do when he starts getting 35+ minutes per game.
Over his past 5 games, he's averaged 23.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.4 blocks, 0.8 steals in 33.6mpg with 69%/50%/89% shooting
It's the 3-point shooting that pushes him over the top for me. He's basically a prototypical big man for the next generation. He's also bigger than Davis.
I know it's still early, but people told me it was early when I called rookie Anthony Davis the second coming of Kevin Garnett.
Honestly they are pretty similar.
Davis as a rookie put up per-36 numbers of 16.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.2 blocks with 51%/0%/75%.
Towns as a rookie putting up per-36 numbers of 19.7 points, 12 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 blocks with 53%/38%/86%
We all expected Davis to be the best player in the league someday. He's a hell of a player. I think Towns is going to be even better.
You know honestly... look at Davis' per-36 this season: 22.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 blocks with 49%/28%/76%. It's actually kind of worse than rookie Towns.
I think it's a reach to say Towns is better than Davis right now. He's only a rookie. But when you factor in Davis' already being semi injury prone, potentially already a weaker rebounder and offensive player... Sorry, but long term, I'm definitely going with Towns.