San Antonio Spurs (0-0) vs. New Orleans Hornets (0-0)
The first game for any top pick is always something special. You only get one first time, right?
Anthony Davis' first time will be something to remember. He will be going up directly against a player who is surely one of his idols in Tim Duncan. It is the Big Fundamental against the Brow. And it should be a good one.
Davis will not be expected to have a deep immediate impact on the offensive end. The Hornets are still going to struggle on the offensive end until Austin Rivers takes over and until Eric Gordon comes back from injury. Davis is still searching for a position as he will line up with Robin Lopez in the front court to open the season.
Davis though is still a superb and natural defender and a guy that will get out on the break and get a lot of clean-up points. That is all Monty Williams will want from his rookie at the beginning of the season as he gets comfortable.
But getting a close-up look ...