HoopsHype Ed Davis rumors

January 17, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies engaged in discussions surrounding a contract extension for Ed Davis before the season, and the productivity of negotiations gave the 24-year-old confidence that he’s viewed as part of the core. Behind Randolph and Gasol, Davis’ minutes fluctuate sometimes and he admits frustration sets in when time becomes scarce. And even so, he understands his position and has sought Randolph and Gasol for personal advice and provoking support. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a deal done, but it wasn’t a big thing because I’ll be a restricted free agent in the summer,” Davis told RealGM. “Hopefully, we’ll get something done this summer and I’ll be back.” RealGM

December 3, 2013 Updates

Q: Do you feel that there are chemistry problems with the team right now? Ed Davis: I wouldn’t say it’s chemistry but when you two All-Stars out you’re gonna lose something especially Marc Gasol what he does offensively and defensively and then you have Z-Bo being out you know he’ll give you 18 and 12 a night so obviously you’re losing something there but I wouldn’t say chemistry is our worry but I say you’re losing a lot of production. 3 Shades Of Blue

November 29, 2013 Updates

Several executives mentioned Davis as a potential trade target, but from where I sit, it only happens if Memphis is unable to move Zach Randolph and the $35.2 million he is owed this season and next. The reality for the Grizzlies is that Z-Bo has more value to them on the court than his contract has on the trade market. And until Davis gets a chance to shine with more minutes, his trade value is limited, too. Here's the real problem for Memphis, though: Davis' agent, Rob Pelinka, is notorious for working the system when it comes to gaming the system in free agency. So if the Grizzlies do trade Davis, it won't be because they want to. It'll be out of fear that Davis turned down their extension offer because Pelinka already has found a landing spot for him. CBSSports.com

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The Grizzlies' Davis ranks as the sleeper of this extension class after he was barely used by former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins upon arriving in Memphis in late January in the Rudy Gay trade. Extensions are historically rare for role players, but Davis is regarded in some corners as the heir to Zach Randolph's frontcourt spot alongside Marc Gasol, with Z-Bo down to this season and next season's $16.9 million option left on his contract at 32. Though it remains to be seen if negotiations progress to the serious stage, sources say that Davis' camp and the Grizzlies have been discussing a deal this month. ESPN.com

June 16, 2013 Updates

Former Bulls’ great Scottie Pippen joined Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist. Before the festivities were formally unveiled, the three spoke to a select group of some 70 local high school players from 20 different area schools Saturday morning. Pippen’s story as a lightly-recruited role player and former team manager who wound up at Central Arkansas whose emergence keyed the Bulls’ six championships served as a tale worth emulating. “I think what I tried to stress is the feel good confidence of taking part in something like this,” Pippen said. “You don’t have to be a superstar. You can be that ninth, 10th or llth man, and still work and try to get something out of it.” Chicago Sun-Times

May 21, 2013 Updates

The 15-man Memphis roster boasts five lefties: Mike Conley, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph, Ed Davis and Tony Wroten. Head coach Lionel Hollins is a lefty, too. All told, that's more than the other three teams combined. The Heat have two southpaws (Chris Bosh and Joel Anthony), the Spurs one (Manu Ginobili) and the Pacers none. In this season's playoffs, lefties have accounted for 46.1% of all minutes played by Memphis players, the second highest percentage in NBA playoff history behind the 46.2% of the 1969 Philadelphia 76ers, according to an analysis by Basketball Reference. During this season's playoffs, lefties have accounted for 48.5% of all Memphis field goals attempted, second in NBA playoff history only to the 48.8% of the 1968 New York Knicks, according to Basketball Reference. Wall Street Journal

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources told ESPN.com the Grizzlies will acquire forward Ed Davis and veteran guard Jose Calderon from the Raptors and then move Calderon to a third team to ultimately make this a three-team deal. ESPN.com

Rudy Gay spent the first 6 1/2 seasons of his career in Memphis. (USA Today Sports) The Grizzlies receive point guard Jose Calderon as part of the deal, and will route Calderon's $10.5 million expiring contract to the Detroit Pistons for a package that includes forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, league sources told Y! Sports. The Raptors also sent forward Ed Davis and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies. Memphis sent center Hamed Haddadi to the Raptors. Yahoo! Sports

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