Kendrick Perkins: “The closest guy that I’ve seen to Anthony Davis was Kevin Garnett”

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Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins has high regard for the Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis. In a recent interview he spoke about AD’s abilities and the closest comparison he has seen.

According to Perkins, there is only one player that Davis resembles with his abilities and playing style is Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. Despite similarities, though, the 27-year-old forward is “one of one,” says Perkins.

Via Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy:

“He’s a guy that we’ve never seen before. He’s one of one. He’s a generational talent. In my opinion, the closest guy that I’ve seen to Anthony Davis was Kevin Garnett when you look at the whole body of work that they both can do; their handles, their passing ability, their shot blocking, the way they defend they can switch from 1 through 5, they rebound at a high level. It’s no limitations on their game really. Offensively they both can shoot the 3. They both had post moves. KG had post moves. AD has post moves. KG could push the rock. AD could push the rock. But, AD is one of one man. He’s a generational talent.”

In his first season with the Lakers former Pelicans forward is averaging 26.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, helping Los Angeles climb to the first place in the Western Conference.

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