HoopsHype Ed Davis rumors

June 6, 2012 Updates
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Casey sees an opportunity for him to make bigger strides this summer. He says he is going to insist Davis not only play on the Raptors summer league team in Las Vegas but expects he will be the focal point of it with Valanciunas likely tied up with his national team duties for Lithuania. “This summer is doing to be big for him,” Casey said. “He has to get his body where it’s stronger, physically mature because a lot of his (trouble) right now is strength-based and getting knocked off his mark. If he can get a good base and get his strength, he can make a move. The problem he has right now is when he goes up against a strong guy like a (Kevin) Garnett who knows how to push and shove and get him off his leverage point. That’s where he has to learn, and the only way to learn that is to get strong enough so you can take those blows and still make your move.” Toronto Sun

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They already targeted their center... Solomon Alabi... he killed it in their min-camp in June and he really started to come around. I talked with some people at the Raptors camp, and they said hands down Solomon was the best player there. Dwyane Casey really likes him and he will get a real chance. Not saying they won't look to bring in bigs, but they think they have a possible starter in Solo and with Bargs and Ed Davis able to play the 5 spot, they may not have the gap you think they do. HoopsWorld

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Eric Smith: Ed Davis said he'd like to see Jay Triano & his staff back next year. Add he hasn't thought much (yet) about the potential lockout Twitter

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Ed Davis on a lockout possibly lasting a year: “Man, I don’t know. A whole year? That’s a long time. That’s a long time. If it’s guaranteed for a year, I’ll talk to my agent about something. Hopefully it’s just a couple months or something.” National Post

January 9, 2011 Updates

Former Duke University basketball players Brian Davis and Christian Laettner were going to oversee a half-billion dollar real estate venture around FedExForum and turn the Grizzlies into NBA champions. That was their bravado in the fall of 2006. Today, Davis and Laettner can hardly pay their bills. And to think that there is a segment of local fans who fret over multibillionaire Michael Heisley's owning the Grizzlies. Things could have definitely been worse. Last month, a federal judge in Maryland ordered Davis and Laettner to pay NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman nearly $3.8 million and give him ownership stakes in their projects in downtown Durham, N.C., Baltimore and Atlanta. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 3, 2010 Updates

(Ed) Davis averaged 10 points and five rebounds a game in his two games before his quick call-up. ``One, I never want to go back down there again,'' Davis said. ``It's a struggle down there. It's rough. I had a five-, six-hour bus ride to Fort Wayne. It's really a struggle. You get in the mindset that you just really want to work hard and not go back down there.'' canada.com

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Baby steps. At times it’s frustrating but when you’ve been watching your teammates playing for almost seven weeks while you itch to get back in game action, baby steps are all Ed Davis has. Wednesday night in Philadelphia he took another step exchanging the bulky brace for a lighter one that puts him another step closer to making his NBA debut. Davis gave the new brace the thumbs up. Monday in Miami he went through his first full contact practice. It all points to a return to the court as early as next week. Toronto Sun

November 12, 2010 Updates

Solomon Alabi and Ed Davis are with the team today but not for long, I’m told. I think you’ll see Alabi assigned to Erie of the D League the first of the week so he can go down there and get some practice and game work with the Bayhawks. And I’m told Davis may get some time down in the minors in the next little while (maybe a week or so away) to get some game work in as he comes back from knee surgery. I guess both moves make sense, although I do think each of the young bigs would benefit almost as much from practicing against NBA guys than playing in a guard-oriented minor league, but as long as they’re not gone long, there’s no big problem. Toronto Star

October 22, 2010 Updates

Ed Davis can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s still another 10 days before the Raptors No. 13 overall selection in last year’s draft can engage in any contact drills and at least another two weeks (and that is Davis’ best-case scenario, not the team’s) after that before he could get into a game. For this 21-year-old, the past five weeks have been one huge exercise in frustration. “It’s been very hard,” Davis said. “Very hard.” Toronto Sun

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