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Anthony  Davis

In terms of consistency, there haven’t been many shot blockers that have been more reliably prolific in recent seasons as Anthony Davis has been.

Since entering the league in 2012-13, only in Davis’ rookie season has he failed to average at least two blocks per game. That’s in spite of the fact he’s generally insisted on playing the power forward spot rather than center, where the rest of the league’s most prolific shot blocks ply their trade.

Davis has led the leagues in blocks per game on three occasions, averaging 2.8 blocks in 2013-14, 2.9 blocks in 2014-15, and 2.6 blocks in 2017-18, and is routinely locked in the league’s top-5 in blocks outside of that.

Davis’ length, and particularly his added mobility when compared to most centers, makes him a dynamic threat to come up with rejections, and undoubtedly one of the NBA’s most fearsome interior defenders overall.