Anthony Davis Says He Needs to Get Stronger

by September 28, 2012

The top draft pick gained a lot from his Olympic experience over the summer, but Anthony Davis still has a very long way to go — on the court and in the weight room. Per the AP: “Although Anthony Davis has shared the court with some of the greatest basketball players in the world, he does not see himself as an NBA player quite yet. ‘I just feel like a guy who’s just playing basketball right now,’ Davis said. ‘Until I play an NBA game, then I (can’t) consider myself an NBA player.’ With training camp opening next Tuesday, Davis stopped by the Saints’ training headquarters, which is now in the process of becoming the headquarters for the Hornets under new owner Tom Benson. Davis brought his gold medal with him, and acknowledged his experience playing for the U.S. at the London Games should put him ahead of the NBA rookie curve. ‘My game developed more than what I expected just by playing the Olympics and being around them guys,’ Davis said. ‘But there’s still a lot to learn and a lot more to do so I’ve got to continue working.’ […] Davis said one of his priorities is to bulk up in the hope he can become more effective guarding the post against physical and bigger players. ‘It’s a physical game. Very physical. I definitely got to stay in the weight room,’ he said. Davis said he has already added weight to the 220-pound build he had while winning a national title with Kentucky last spring. ‘I’m not sure how much. Just feel it,’ Davis said, cracking a playful grin. ‘Feel like I’m Superman.'”