Veterans impressed with defense, maturity of No. 1 pick

By: Jim Eichenhofer,, @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.