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    In a round about kind of way, we essentially traded Ed Davis for Patrick Patterson.

    Both came out of the 2010 draft with Davis going 13th and Patterson 14th.

    Davis has long gotten love from Raps fans still, and Patterson is the new toy in the chest.

    So if you could swap them out for the other, who would you rather have?

    How the stats line-up for this year
    Per Game
    Davis 17MPG 55.7% FG, 4.5 RPG, 6.9 PPG
    PP 23 MPG 46.7% FG, 5.3 RPG, 8.5 PPG + 3P% of 34.6%

    Per 36
    Davis 14.3 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.5 BPG
    PP 13.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.1 SPG


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    Patman!

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    Assuming they'd both be backup PF, I like the scoring punch that Patterson provides (especially as a stretch-4 who can also play closer to the basket), in addition to rebounding.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    Assuming they'd both be backup PF, I like the scoring punch that Patterson provides (especially as a stretch-4 who can also play closer to the basket), in addition to rebounding.
    Free to assume anything. I'm just curious because Boss Davis got a lot of love on here and Patterson has been getting a lot lately too.
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    I was never as high on Ed as most people seem to be.

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    Patterson provides the team with shooting/scoring from our front court. Davis is a little redundant on the roster because Amir and Psycho T do the same things as Davis. So right now Patterson. Long term who knows? Best case scenario is an upgrade at PF that is a solid scoring option. If that is the case Davis coming off the bench as the third big is probably a better fit.

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    This is like choosing children and i refuse to vote
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    Quote stooley wrote: View Post
    I was never as high on Ed as most people seem to be.
    I never quite understood it either. He's fine but he's just an interchangeable bench guy. People seemed to think he was going to turn into Tim Duncan if he could just get more PT. It got a little silly. Why is there even a thread on this? Why did I bother posting?

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    With a heavy heart, I have to say Patterson. Just does a little bit of everything pretty well.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    This is like choosing children and i refuse to vote
    haha there's the heart strings I was pulling for
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    I'd go with Patterson.

    He provides a different skill set.

    Davis is not all that different from what you get from JV, Amir, Hansbrough, and Hayes.
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    My impression is that 2Pat provides more on the defensive end. And his offensive skill set seems more polished.

    I was always puzzled by the Ed love on this forum. I mean, he seemed to try pretty hard, and has some nice games, but 2Pat seems to bring it more, every game, kind of like Amir. Davis seemed to fade away in some games.

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    When Patterson pulls up for a jump shot, I expect it to go in. When Davis pulls up for one, I pray that it goes in. Considering that Patterson's defense is better than what I expected, it makes him the obvious choice, for me anyway.

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    i trust pattersons jumper over DD. and he has a 3 point shot. i take patman.

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    I loved the Boss, but Pat-Pat is much more versatile and I think he's got a higher ceiling.

    Davis looks like he'll never be able to shoot much. He plays like a ground-bound 7 footer (ex. Asik), but he doesn't quite have the size or lane intimidation. But he also doesn't have the mobility or shooting range of more mobile bigs. He's sort of a tweener.

    Pat-Pat's got the range and mobility to stretch it out to the perimeter on the offensive end and to he's a quick defender. He's also got enough bulk and strength to handle some size in the post.

    One thing the Raps are still missing is a lane-intimidating shot blocker. I hope JV develops in that area. Utah's quick guards really exposed the lack of rim protection the Raps have, especially if Amir's slightly hobbled (which he always seems to be mid-season).

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    Patterson has been such a great player coming off the bench. I credit him for much of the success we have been having so far. Its been 30 games, but his scoring and energy have been crucial to the Raptors going 20-10 since the Rudy Gay trade.
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    The steal and game winner against Brooklyn seals the win for Patterson for me.

    When we had Davis on the roster, he was useful (needed a big since we JV was unreliable as a rookie big man). Now JV is holding his own so we don't need him as much, especially when you can throw a big like Hayes into the equation. Davis can be a double/double machine and guys like him are really useful.. however Patterson fits better.

    He can grab boards, pass the ball around, defend multiple positions and can hit the 3. His versatility is important for this team. If Fields was useful then it becomes harder to justify having 2Pat on the team. If Fields shot wasn't broken I probably would have preferred him over Patterson but that's obviously not the case.

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    2Pat all the way because the pick and pop is fucking deadly and I love knowing it's going in every time I see him shoot one. The way he opens up the floor for everyone else can change the entire makeup of the game.

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    I'd like to think Ed Davis is the better player, but Patterson seems to fit on this team better. As it has already been said, Patterson offers some variety to the bigs on this team with him being able to hit that jumper. He allows a little more space to JV or whoever is the big next to him.

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