I'd take Lillard over Davis/Kyrie.
Davis hasn't shown me a good post game where you can go to him every time down the floor and expect a good bucket every other possession. He mostly gets garbage points. His strength is also a question.
Kyrie has shown little progress rom his rookie year.
How about this for a question -- Lillard + Cousins OR Irving + Davis? I'd go with the former.
It's a bit unfair to compare Lillard to Davis, considering how much more Lillard has played than Davis. Lillard has almost 2000 more MP than Davis. He also has a lot more freedom than Davis. The big man has been doing well defensively, due in part to having to play more defense since there isn't another dominating big man on his team. If Asik ended up on the Pelicans, it would be ideal for Davis because he could focus more on his offense instead of having to protect the rim in addition to being the big offensive outlet.
Cousins is having a pretty good year (23-11, 26.5 PER, .163 WS/48), but like Andy pointed out, he can end up being a detriment to the team (which is reflected in his relatively low WS/48 stat when compared to his PER. Usually when a player has a 25+ PER he averages at least .200 WS/48). Davis, on the other hand, doesn't make the kinds of mistakes Cousins does.
Of course, I do love Boogie and I believe this Kings team is on the way up. But, as usual, Boogie needs a big attitude change. He has done well, but when it comes to dealing with teammates he still has some trouble. I can see him ending up as an evolutionary, better Shawn Kemp, but could also see him leading the path of a ZBo before his attitude change: a decent player without any titles/playoff runs.
If I had to build a team, I'd take Lillard and Davis.
you got to be kidding me...I guarantee you that 30 out of 30 NBA GM's would disagree with you. He's already one of the best big men in the league in his 2nd season.
Agreed. Leads the league in BPG, is second in PER among big men (behind only Kevin Love), and leads the league in block percentage. He's on his way to the top. If I were the Pelicans GM I'd try to find a way to trade Tyreke for a defensive big man + a role player.