View Poll Results: How Good Of A Player Will Davis Be in 5 Years?

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  • Okay but not as good as Beasley

    3 8.11%
  • A double double guy but no all-star

    25 67.57%
  • Will put up Bosh like numbers and become an all-star

    10 27.03%
  • Will be NBA MVP and have a Finals ring

    2 5.41%
  • Will be considered the greatest Raptors player ever

    3 8.11%
  • Will lead Team USA in bringing home the gold in 2012

    3 8.11%
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Thread: How Good Will Ed Davis Be In 5 Years?

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    I did not vote. It is too early to judge but there is no question he already has great defensive talent. If he turns out like Antonio Davis we should all be pleased. More than anything I hope he turns out to be the leader of this team, something we need most and have not had for some time now.

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    Ed is a tough, hard working man. I hope he comes in and establishes that and holds his teammates accountable. I remember how Noah acted in his first season with the Bulls. It ruffled some feathers but those hens needed it.

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    Best Case Scenario - David West.

    Worst Case Scenario - Calvin Booth.

    Very possible scenario - Joel Pryzbilla (Cross racial comparisons FTW)

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    Quote Fully wrote: View Post
    Best Case Scenario - David West.

    Worst Case Scenario - Calvin Booth.

    Very possible scenario - Joel Pryzbilla (Cross racial comparisons FTW)
    Those are weird scenerios. Ed Davis is NOTHING like David West. West is an offensively skilled big man who isn't a great defender. Davis is a guy who hangs his hat on defense and is raw offensively. Both Booth and Pryzbilla are both centers and Davis is probably more skilled offensively right now than that are after years in the league.

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    Quote Fully wrote: View Post
    Best Case Scenario - David West.

    Worst Case Scenario - Calvin Booth.

    Very possible scenario - Joel Pryzbilla (Cross racial comparisons FTW)
    Best Case Scenario - LaMarcus Aldridge

    Worst Case Scenario - Calvin Booth seems alright.

    Very possible scenario - Emeka Okafor

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Those are weird scenerios. Ed Davis is NOTHING like David West. West is an offensively skilled big man who isn't a great defender. Davis is a guy who hangs his hat on defense and is raw offensively. Both Booth and Pryzbilla are both centers and Davis is probably more skilled offensively right now than that are after years in the league.
    Booth was the worse case scenario. A guy who is serviceable in the NBA because of his size/defense but just can't seem to score. I didn't claim it was likely - in fact, I said the opposite.

    Claiming that Davis is more polished than Pryzbilla is also questionable when he averaged 13 ppg at UNC last year in a season when the ACC was short on quality bigs and didn't exactly light the mesh on fire in Vegas. Pryzbilla is obviously a non factor on the offensive side but there's a chance that Davis' career follows a similar path... I know it's easy to get lost in the hype since we're all Raptors homers at heart, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

    I will admit that I had more of the offensive side of things in mind when I brought up West's name. I was envisioning Davis mastering the elbow J and mixing it in with some low post prowess similar to how West does. But you're absolutely right, ED will arguably be a better defender than West as soon as he gets his bearings in the NBA./

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    I see the Booth comparison, but like you said, Pryzbilla is a complete non factor on the offensive end. Even at this point in his career, Davis is better offensively than Pryzbilla.

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    Found this by Scout.com.

    It is their class of 2008 ranking 1 - 100

    1 Brandon Jennings
    2 Samardo Samuels
    3 B.J. Mullens
    4 Jrue Holiday
    5 Tyreke Evans
    6 Demar DeRozan
    7 Scotty Hopson
    8 Greg Monroe
    9 Devin Ebanks
    10 Ed Davis

    http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75...pid=88&yr=2008

    So if both DeMar and Ed's NBA career plays out according Scout's ranking of them when they became freshmen both of them should be pretty darn good.
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