There seems to be a consensus among internet commentators that this is the year where Anthony Davis totally busts out and ascends to stardom. What makes them think this?
His preseason performances.
Now think about this: every day you cross paths with tons of people. Friends, family, coworkers, service industry peons. They may seem normal on the outside, but some of those people believe that preseason performance is a good indicator of future success. In the privacy of their homes they go on forums and type “did u see anthony davis stats during the preseason? he gonna be a beast this year book it”, praying that no one discovers their horrid secret. They go about their daily lives like nothing is amiss, like they don’t have a deeply flawed concept of the value of preseason basketball. It’s enough to send shivers down your spine, this legion of basketball ignorami.
That doesn’t mean Anthony Davis isn’t gonna be pretty good again this year. But can you be a star when you can’t reliably create your own offense?