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NBA Barometer: The Other Gasol

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

The Unibrow

NBA preseason stats are like MLB spring training numbers they should always be taken with a grain of salt.

Unless you're looking at Anthony Davis' production, of course.

Like his beautiful eyebrows, fantasy owners should be united in their fawning of Davis and his strong start this preseason. Through his first four preseason contests, Davis has averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.75 steals while shooting 55.1 percent from the floor and 88 percent (!) from the charity stripe in 28 minutes per game.

While we expected Davis to step up his production during his sophomore year, our projections (17.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.5 steals) are starting to look somewhat modest.

The 2012 first-overall pick is oozing with talent. Before an eight-inch growth spurt in high school, Davis was a guard. As a result, he has great ball-handling skills for a big man. He also sports a better perimeter

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