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    Default ESPN Top 25 Players Under the Age of 25 - Guess which Raptor made it?!

    Interestingly enough, Boss is getting some media hype in the US.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story...players-age-25

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    for those that can't read it...

    Current: Davis is finally seeing his production match his potential, and the Raptors are now one of the NBA's hottest teams since he has moved into the starting lineup. Davis has real talent to "feel" out a defense's weaknesses and earn easy baskets by moving to the perfect spot on the floor. He gets a lot of dunks this way, and he finishes a high rate of his non-dunks too. Davis works at rebounding every shot, and does so effectively, while making very few mistakes with the ball. -- Thorpe

    Future: With his performance over the past month, Davis has earned the right to stay in the starting lineup after Andrea Bargnani returns, and he might not give up that role for years. Strength remains an issue for the rail-thin Davis, especially in terms of defending the post. MySynergySports.com ranks him 124th out of 152 qualified players in points allowed per post-up. -- Pelton
    he has a terrible WARP, though i have no idea what it measures exactly.
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    Glad he made the list. Can't read the whole thing but THUMBS UP! I guess...
    Last edited by mike, prague; Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 02:17 PM.

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    Cool, where did he place out of those 25 players? The article (insider) only shows the top 3.

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    He placed 24th

    1. Durant
    2. Westbrook
    3. Griffin
    4. Harden
    5. Rose
    6. Irving
    7. Ibaka
    8. Love
    9. Lopez
    10. Curry
    11. Faried
    12. Holiday
    13. Anthony Davis
    14. Monroe
    15. Ryan Anderson
    16. Batum
    17. Thad Young
    18. George
    19. Cousins
    20. Jennings
    21. Lillard
    22. Sanders
    23. DeAndre Jordan
    24. Boss Davis
    25. Eric Bledsoe

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    Good company for Davis.
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    Interestingly

    Jeff Teague
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    Kemba Walker
    Tristan Thompson
    Dion Waiters
    Danilo Gallinari
    Andre Drummond
    Brandon Knight
    Klay Thompson
    Chandler Parsons
    Ricky Rubio
    Al-Farouq Aminu
    Eric Gordon
    Evan Turner
    Tyreke Evans
    Kawhi Leonard
    DeMar DeRozan
    Jonas Valanciunas
    Derrick Favors
    Gordon Hayward
    Bradley Beal
    John Wall

    did not make the list.

    I am sure there are PLENTY of GMs (read 0) that would draft Ed Davis before John Wall and Ricky Rubio if there were to start a new franchise today...

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    Quote pesterm1 wrote: View Post
    He placed 24th

    1. Durant
    2. Westbrook
    3. Griffin
    4. Harden
    5. Rose
    6. Irving
    7. Ibaka
    8. Love
    9. Lopez
    10. Curry
    11. Faried
    12. Holiday
    13. Anthony Davis
    14. Monroe
    15. Ryan Anderson
    16. Batum
    17. Thad Young
    18. George
    19. Cousins
    20. Jennings
    21. Lillard
    22. Sanders
    23. DeAndre Jordan
    24. Boss Davis
    25. Eric Bledsoe
    cousins should be top 5. i like kevin love but i get sick of the media blowing him. zach randolph use to put up some phenominal numers as a blazer, but the media dismissed it and said, "he's just a guy padding hi stats on a bad team." has kevin love ever made the playoffs?
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    Quote knickz wrote: View Post
    cousins should be top 5. i like kevin love but i get sick of the media blowing him. zach randolph use to put up some phenominal numers as a blazer, but the media dismissed it and said, "he's just a guy padding hi stats on a bad team." has kevin love ever made the playoffs?
    the same thing can be said about jamal crawford also, seems people only give you ratings if you are on a good team or not
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    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    Interestingly

    Jeff Teague
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    Kemba Walker
    Tristan Thompson
    Dion Waiters
    Danilo Gallinari
    Andre Drummond
    Brandon Knight
    Klay Thompson
    Chandler Parsons
    Ricky Rubio
    Al-Farouq Aminu
    Eric Gordon
    Evan Turner
    Tyreke Evans
    Kawhi Leonard
    DeMar DeRozan
    Jonas Valanciunas
    Derrick Favors
    Gordon Hayward
    Bradley Beal
    John Wall

    did not make the list.

    I am sure there are PLENTY of GMs (read 0) that would draft Ed Davis before John Wall and Ricky Rubio if there were to start a new franchise today...
    I seriously hope you're being sarcastic.

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    You can trade Ed Davis for anyone on the 2nd list

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    Surprised John Wall didn't make it. He's single-handedly revitalized a horrific Wizards team.
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Surprised John Wall didn't make it. He's single-handedly revitalized a horrific Wizards team.
    he's fast, but i'm not sold on wall
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    Quote knickz wrote: View Post
    he's fast, but i'm not sold on wall
    Not sold on Wall either, but on what planet is Larry Sanders a better player?

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    Quote jrdyck wrote: View Post
    Not sold on Wall either, but on what planet is Larry Sanders a better player?
    Larry Sanders has had a very good season so far this year.

    That said, I think that he is a great example of how fantasy basketball (and perhaps short term results in general) has poisoned how people view basketball players and talent.

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    Quote Father rev wrote: View Post
    You can trade Ed Davis for anyone on the 2nd list
    I love some of the guys on that list but if you can see the whole article, it is based on this year. If you look hard at those players, very few have had such an immediate impact on their team just simply due to increased playing time like ED has....

    Of course ESPN doesn't connect that just removing Bargnani from the starting lineup in itself is a plus but we don't have to go there.....

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    Quote BallaBalla wrote: View Post
    I love some of the guys on that list but if you can see the whole article, it is based on this year. If you look hard at those players, very few have had such an immediate impact on their team just simply due to increased playing time like ED has....

    Of course ESPN doesn't connect that just removing Bargnani from the starting lineup in itself is a plus but we don't have to go there.....
    If it's based on this year, then how did Rose make that list?

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    If the list is based on this year's stats only, it still does not address the issue that many players from the second list are having a better year than Ed Davis, DeAndre Jordan, and Eric Bledsoe to name a few.

    Eric Bledsoe is averaging 8.7 ppg and 2.9 apg, and I would argue he is having very little impact on his team Win-Loss record.

    I do like Ed Davis' trajectory but unless he gains a lot of strength, he'll continue to be a severe liability against power forwards who can post him up.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    If it's based on this year, then how did Rose make that list?
    Or KLove?
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    This list has a lot of flaws to it. Looks to me like an internet piece meant to stir traffic. (folks at RR should know how that works )

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