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Old 02-07-2013, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Eddy was playing great ball for us only to play himself off the team in a trade. His reward is getting 8 mins per game in the last 3. That really sucks !!!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess that shows you how bad a team we really are...

No but seriously, this was to be expected... It's sad really.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i think he'll play eventually. he's on a great disciplined defensive team and it's hard to expect many minutes until a player learns his rotations.
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Nobody here thought he would go there and play a lot of minutes. I miss Ed
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Perhaps Randolph will be traded soon.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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He's gotta wait for someone to get in serious foul trouble or injury to show what he can do on the court.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good. Maybe we have a shot at grabbing him after his contract expires in 2014.
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sucks for ed...
he was finally getting good minutes here and playing really solid. his reward? garbage time minutes in memphis.
at this rate he probably wont get re-upped when his rookie contract is up.... hopefully we can get him back in TO.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sucks for ed...
he was finally getting good minutes here and playing really solid. his reward? garbage time minutes in memphis.
at this rate he probably wont get re-upped when his rookie contract is up.... hopefully we can get him back in TO.
he'll get re-upped, but it won't be as much as we would have had to pay him. He'll be fine. The guy just needs time to learn a real system and Hollins will learn to trust him more. It's only been a couple games... let's not panic about little ol' ed.

Besides, Gasol and ZBo are getting a ton of minutes right now.... at some point they're going to need to trust others.... but they really miss the size of Speights and Gay because it's clear Hollins is a fan of size at all three frontcourt spots.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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He's gotta wait for someone to get in serious foul trouble or injury to show what he can do on the court.
not even just that. because in the time that he's seen nobody is passing him the ball in the low post.
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Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers Blog Archive Ed Davis Could Be The New Secret Weapon For The Memphis Grizzlies

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On defense, Davis is active and engaged, using his length to disrupt plays at the rim. With his quickness, he also has the potential to be a force on pick-n-roll defense. His lack of bulk and strength does hurt him, though, on post defense and that is an immediately conspicuous disparity from the existing Memphis frontcourt culture: the Grizzlies are bullies on the block, and they make damn sure you know it.

Memphis is clearly in a state of transition right now, and that means there is an opportunity for culture change. The “grit and grind” mantra encapsulates the team attitude well, but it also reflects the stagnant nature of their offense. Hollins is old school, and defiantly so. As teams around the league shift to small ball lineups, spread pick-nroll offenses, and greater reliance on three-point shooting, the Grizzlies have continued to largely run a low-post and isolation dependent offense. Their hot start notwithstanding, the results have been less than impressive, as evidenced by their horrific shooting (Memphis is second to last in True Shooting Percentage at 50.6).

Davis can get stronger, and under the tutelage of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, develop facets of his game that fit better with the existing Memphis offense. As it stands, Davis is currently stuck behind Darrell Arthur in the rotation off the bench, and Hollins doesn’t seem to think Davis is capable of filling the five spot. This may turn out favorably for Memphis. Davis is still on his rookie contract (making $2.2 million this year, and $3.2 million next year), and if his minutes remain limited, might remain something of a hidden treasure when he hits the open market.

Were Davis to get minutes now, fellow southpaw Mike Conley would have an additional option to his passing strongside (along with Tayshaun Prince). Davis also spent two seasons with Jerryd Bayless in Toronto, so they may have something to build off of there. For the time being, Davis will probably be relegated to insurance should something happen to Darrell Arthur, although with rumblings of a trade involving Z-Bo already emerging, we might not have to wait that long to see how things go with Davis.

Davis is incredibly energetic on offense without the ball, proactively looking for screens to set. He’s become quite good at setting slip screens, and threatening on the roll. On high screens, Davis will often receive the ball from the handler, give it back, and immediately re-screen, which led to open looks from downtown for DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross and Alan Anderson (although Memphis doesn’t have the perimeter shooters that Toronto has). Couple that with his elbow facilitation, and you have a great contributor capable of injecting more movement and flow to an offense — but only if Hollins is willing.
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We really mss the flow that he brought to the offense. All the little things. The multiple screens, the ball never sticking, the good decisions, stopping the ball early in defensive possessions, changing shots, getting loose balls. We get some of that from Amir. JV is going to have to cover for some of the rest.
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We really mss the flow that he brought to the offense. All the little things. The multiple screens, the ball never sticking, the good decisions, stopping the ball early in defensive possessions, changing shots, getting loose balls. We get some of that from Amir. JV is going to have to cover for some of the rest.
exactly, that and amir and ed had such amazing chemistry, they fed of each other and were not selfish at all, it was really fun watching those two pass it to each other for easy dunk
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Its really too bad he's not going to see minutes for that team unless ZBo gets traded, as with Rudy out of the picture, MEM almost solely relies on ZBo and Gasol to win them games since Conley isnt a dynamic scorer at the PG position. This means that both guys will play around 35 mpg, and with Arthur already in the picture as the 1st big off the bench who already knows the system, it leaves little to no minutes for Ed.

I wouldnt be surprised if MEM packaged him in another deal before the deadline. I'm sure they can get something good back for him. I really hope he doesnt waste away for the rest of the season there, hes too good of a player to do so.
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Conley seems to be in a bit of a funk lately... earlier in the season we were talking about him being one of the most underrated PGs in the game... doesn't look like it anymore.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I miss the hi-lo passes between Amir & Ed. Loved watching those 2 play together.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well Amir is still here to make those passes. Up to Gray and Bargnani to make those layups
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