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Acie 02-15-2011 08:29 AM

Davis: Griffin matchup was 'personal'
 
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Ed Davis made sure the Los Angeles Clippers took notice this time around.

The Toronto Raptors rookie had 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in a 98-93 victory over Los Angeles.

Davis, the Raptors' first-round pick in the NBA draft, said he wanted to put on a show against the Clippers and their highlight-reel rookie Blake Griffin.

"It's a challenge you know," said Davis. "One, this is one of the teams that passed on me in the draft and then going against Blake. I take it personal."

Davis played 36 minutes, shooting six for eight and blocking three shots. In contrast, Griffin scored 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the floor and had 15 rebounds.

"Everything," Raptors point guard Jose Calderon said when asked what impressed him about Davis. "His rebounds, he was in the post, he played really good defence against Blake. It was a great game for him, he helped us win tonight."

Davis played well enough to make an impression on Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro.

"I thought he played well," Del Negro said. "I saw some film of him and I thought that he did a nice job against Portland. He was active ... kind of flashed us a couple of times and hurt us a little bit. He's a young kid, getting his feet wet a little bit. He was a factor tonight that's for sure."

LINK - Sportsnet.ca

jeffb 02-15-2011 08:40 AM

Quickly becoming my favourite player. He's mature for his age. Nose for the ball, rebounds, blocks shots and doesn't normally get into foul trouble. All great signs for a player this age. He just seems very poised and under control whe he's out there imo. If he can develop a bit of a mid range game and improve his FT shooting he'll be dangerous.

Crpe 02-15-2011 09:02 AM

I like this guy. Solid prospect, he's tough, and he's a winner.
Too bad he's not guetting the ball more often in the post.

b55bgc 02-15-2011 09:29 AM

so we have to solid picks two years in a row. I think next year we will make a huge pick and see some greatr ball playing from some young kids

Dutches 02-15-2011 11:22 AM

I agree. This guy is really mature for his age (esp when you look at the cousins fiasco in sac-town) and he's gonna be even better in a few years.

Screw the people who wanted us to make the playoffs last year, we would have never gotten Davis....

Psi 02-15-2011 11:40 AM

Hopefully he gets a good amount of time against Bosh tomorrow and takes that personally as well.
Could be a fun match-up, and he'd definitely learn a thing or two.

tettays 02-15-2011 11:41 AM

Davis is gonna be really good. But obviously the Clippers passed on him because they already had a PF.

weswo 02-15-2011 11:54 AM

Slowly but surely making good picks in the drafts and watching em grow!!! This draft will be great for too for us now all we need to do is dump bargs while his stock is good enough lol oh and calederon

jeffb 02-15-2011 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by weswo (Post 508520)
Slowly but surely making good picks in the drafts and watching em grow!!! This draft will be great for too for us now all we need to do is dump bargs while his stock is good enough lol oh and calederon

I agree. With Derozan, Davis, Amir and what ever pick we get this summer (Irving, Barnes, Jones) it would then be great to ship off Jose and Andrea to bring in some established players which would be the last few pieces remaining from the Bosh era.

Renihan_00 02-15-2011 12:25 PM

I think this draft pick will be a big factor in the organizations future. I am comfortable seeing Demar starting in the future (as things stand now) and I think Davis has great potential at PF.

So if we can get an SF or PG (as mentioned above) really we just need so sign a centre and we have good potential moving forward

weswo 02-15-2011 12:40 PM

I really think honest ed is our pf of the future...with dd showing such a great work ethic he'll be our sg for yrs to come bargs yeah he doesn't fit in the loop..stretch the defense with your perimeter game all you want on another team gimme a ed davis type centre and we're good to go...even weak at the pg spot we'd make the 8th spot with a grinder type centre of ed's calibre

Superjudge 02-15-2011 01:09 PM

I like Davis.

Who's they take instead of him?

With Griffin there, did Davis think he should be?

If I were griffin I'd dump 50 on him next time they played.

Dweez 02-15-2011 01:30 PM

There is non question about his defensive ability, he can only improve. He should increase his weight since he plays mainly on the boards... without a proper jumper he's limited on the offense and the free throws are really a problem for now but i bett that he can quickly improve in both these aspects, this guy seems to have such a strong will

powerfulpanda 02-15-2011 01:46 PM

he can already get around 10 points a night without an offensive game.
can't wait until he develops that part of his game and the defense will be there

jrob23 02-15-2011 01:48 PM

he did do a great job defending griffin, but i dont see how this is personal tho, did he want to play behind griffin and play about 8-12 MPG? lol

Superjudge 02-15-2011 01:50 PM

I think that he has a lot more "offensive game" than people think.

He's great at getting position and thats a skill MANY players have a hard time with, and it's a huge offensive skill.

Confidence
a bit of weight
and more touches and he's a valuable player.

b55bgc 02-15-2011 01:52 PM

he should be coaching bargnani into how to get position.

LightsOut 02-15-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 508532)
I like Davis.

Who's they take instead of him?

With Griffin there, did Davis think he should be?

If I were griffin I'd dump 50 on him next time they played.

right like he has the ability to that on davis:rolleyes:

'trane 02-15-2011 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by b55bgc (Post 508551)
he should be coaching bargnani into how to get position.

hell no. ed davis needs to worry about ed davis. i don't think he should spend any more than the minimum time with bargs.

Superjudge 02-15-2011 02:52 PM

bargs has problems, but he is also a superb face up player. He ain't dropping 20+ by mistake trane.


His issues lay in other area's


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