LZ Granderson of ESPN states that Chris Bosh is only a maximum salary player if he is paired up with LeBron James or Dwayne Wade, and that he is not good enough to be a centerpiece of a team looking to contend. Granderson claims that Bosh, Stoudemire and Johnson are firmly settled in the NBA’s… Read more »
Legendary North Carolina Broadcaster Woody Durham brings more than three decades of experience as the voice of Tar Heel Basketball to our discussion about who Ed Davis really is. In the second half of the podcast we go back to our discussion with Coach David Thorpe about Solomon Alabi.
There is a fair bit of commentary about Davis’ poor second season. So, how does Davis compare to the rest of the draft class and other two bigs we mentioned? His numbers stack up quite well against the two: Mr. Davis gets to the line more often, rebounds well and has the best block-to-PF ratio (1.54) of the three. We’ll take it.
Davis was easily the best player on the board and it would have been a huge mistake to have passed on him. If you follow the theory of drafting by tiers, Davis was in a different tier from everybody else available at 13.
Whatever the Raptors have up their sleeve, and at this point anything must be viewed as possible, they have to address a need to acquire a facilitator, a Turkoglu-like player minus the selfishness and baggage.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three