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    Default ESPN Rookie Watch: Which NBA Veteran Should Ed Davis Study?

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    chris bosh
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    davis already looks like a solid rebounder and paint finisher, which would be good enough for toronto. His slinky game is nice, too. But bosh's scoring game is tight -- money jump-shooter, excellent triple threat from the pinch post and an improved right-hand finisher.

    With a scoring game out to 18 feet, davis would become a much more dangerous weapon for a team looking for players who can score inside and out. He has that kind of potential.

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    I think they did that just to spite us. haha
    And I disagree with this, as well.
    Ed Davis and Chris Bosh play two completely different style games.
    We don't want Ed to become a face-up jump-shooter.
    We want his focus to remain on Defense, where Boshs focus was very rarely found.
    And for him to get his buckets not from set plays, but from hustle and energy. In my opinion.
    Nice find though. Very unsettling. haha

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I think they did that just to spite us. haha
    And I disagree with this, as well.
    Ed Davis and Chris Bosh play two completely different style games.
    We don't want Ed to become a face-up jump-shooter.
    We want his focus to remain on Defense, where Boshs focus was very rarely found.
    And for him to get his buckets not from set plays, but from hustle and energy. In my opinion.
    Nice find though. Very unsettling. haha
    Remember, when Bosh came into the league, he played VERY good defense, especially in his rookie season when the team put him at centre and he was giving up all sorts of girth (anywhere from 20-80 pounds nightly) to other players. I do agree with you Joey when you say that we don't really want Ed to become a face up jump shooter. It would be nice for him to expand his repitoire to include a 18-foot jumpshoot so he could use it when he needs to, but not hang his hat on it.

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    Ed should model himself after Garnett. More inside dame than Bosh and better D.
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    Al Horford

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    Quote hateslosing wrote: View Post
    Ed should model himself after Garnett. More inside dame than Bosh and better D.
    Absolutely A.

    And I would add a wee bit of the glare and rib poke and have all the other teams say what a dirty player ED is!! But then he'll be our "dirty player". I dont want the centre or PF be known for their pretty jump shots ...nice to have but not necessary from that position...it kind of muddies up the responsibilities on the team like "who does the inside work while the bigs are taking the long j".

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Lol!!!
    Nah Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett (the best at his position in the NBA currently). He should improve his defense and rebounding coupled with bulking up too. A defensive big man is a dime a dozen in the scoring oriented NBA nowadays, even if Ed Davis does not play out his career here, because of his defense, he can start on a championship team in the future. My 2 cents.

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    I would have said Joakim Noah and Ben Wallace.

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    Default Definitely J.O.

    In his prime Jermaine O'Neal had it all ... amazing post moves and great team and one-on-one D ... shot blocker extraordinaire. A bit of attitude, too. Ed would do well to take note ... just hope his knees don't go south like J.O.'s ... and that he doesn't go into the stands to throw a few punches.

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    I say Timmy D or Garnett.

    I can already see flashes of Timmy D, with the one handed floaters.

    They gotta teach Big Ed how to use the window like Timmy does, that would be sick.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I would have said Joakim Noah and Ben Wallace.
    Fully Agree, but Ed has shown flashes of having a developed Offensive game. These guys don't even know what offense means. hahah But if he could come anywhere close to the swagger both of these guys have on the defensive end, then I don't care if he ever scores a bucket again. haha

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    Antonio Davis
    ... bulk up that frame ... polish the mid-range ... attack the rim with monster two-handed dunks.
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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    Antonio Davis
    ... bulk up that frame ... polish the mid-range ... attack the rim with monster two-handed dunks.
    Dig this one. I think this is PERFECT actually. Well done.

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    You want him to pattern himself after a guy who never fulfilled his potential, made Bargnani seem like a half decent rebounder, really only tried during the playoffs and fell far too in love with the jumper despite a scary ability to score in the post when he set his mind to it, which was about every 8 or 9 games. Oh, and he couldn't keep his mouth shut.

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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    Antonio Davis
    ... bulk up that frame ... polish the mid-range ... attack the rim with monster two-handed dunks.
    EVeryone loved Antonio Davis here, but you do realize the guy never shot above .450 once while in Toronto and only shot above 50% once his entire career. I'd love to see him be like Davis on defense, but I'd like to see him pattern his game after someone who was a bit better on offense. Davis was pretty bad.
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I would have said Joakim Noah and Ben Wallace.
    Although I loved Ben Wallace, like loved him, I think that Ed should develop more offensively as well. Not necessarily scoring 15+ but I'd not want him to be really bad. If Ben Wallace could hit a couple free-throws in a row, and have an 'okay' offense, the Pistons would have been unbeatable.

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    I'd want him to be like Garnett, but definitely not as polished offensively. Hopefully defensively he'll be a total beast.

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    With offense slightly worse then Bosh.

    To people who are saying he shouldn't model his game to Bosh I personally think you guys are wrong. Him spending time on his jumper and FT shooting isn't going to automatically kill his rebound/defensive skills. You have to keep in mind Davis is a better leaper and athletic (arguably) than Bosh and his defense is already slightly better.








    If he turns out anything like bosh with better D I'd be happy. (Bosh was a pretty good rebounder so it probably wouldn't realistic to expect Ed to surpass him in that area)

    BTW Why is everyone here acting like Bosh has no inside game?





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