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Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
He'll play less minutes so that's doubtful.
Not if he shows something early like he is.

One of the two games I went to last season was against GS. I had great seats given to me. Ed Davis won that game. Without him on that court they lose pretty miserably. He got the Raptors all kinds of second chances, disrupted the Warrior offense, was the first to loose balls, and made nice quick outlet passes. And this wasn't the only game where he had a big impact, though he did start out pretty slow and out of shape. If he can make good use of this full camp, show that he fits well with what Casey wants to do on offense, and continue to exhibit his excellent defensive extincts while playing with a bit more consistent energy and discipline, he could have something of a breakout year. And i pretty much expect that.

I could see this guy being the best fit of all the power forwards in the long run, if they want to play up and down, and can get a top notch small forward. People who think he's as good as gone need to wait a moment, take a deep breath, watch him some more, and re-assess.
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