Veterans impressed with defense, maturity of No. 1 pick

By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com, @Jim_Eichenhofer

As a collective group during the 2011-12 regular season, the New Orleans Hornets averaged 4.79 blocks, ranking 21st out of 30 NBA teams. Meanwhile, as a freshman at the University of Kentucky, Anthony Davis averaged 4.65 blocks – by himself.

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