Not directly to Needs.
People forget he was a freshman. And if Marcus Camby is your low end, you've still gotten a good player with a good career. But upside I don't think they're looking at him as much as a Dwight Howard type as a Tim Duncan type. I see him listed as anywhere from 248-255 as an NBA old man playing weight. Can't find what he weighed his first year in college.
However he averaged 9.8 points a game as a freshman, and 16.8 as a sophomore. Pretty comparable. And I don't know that early Duncan showed a lot more flash of offensive potential as a kid. Now, I'm not saying Davis is destined to be as good as the greatest power forward of all time. But that's the type of player they're looking for, style wise. With maybe a little more Dirk and Durant outside lankiness, if not those guy's shot. Just that he hasn't had 4 years college to develop all that, and while it may be hard to do it in the NBA, he has the years. When you leave that early (or earlier) like Lebron, it seems like you've been in the League forever, but still are in your prime. Kobe is getting all those records because he had 4 more quality NBA career years than a lot of guys who had to wait to enter the League.
I may be in the minority around here, but I think he's the surest bet we've had at #1 since Rose, and though his upside probably isn't as good as Rose, it's better than a lot of the top picks we've had since. (Though I'm sure they'd be as happy with him being as good as Griffin...I'm just not sure he was a can't miss prospect).
But I'm mainly pissed because I think he'd have been the perfect compliment and exactly what the Pistons need.