TAG: Ed Davis

NBA / Feb 7, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Ed Davis Could Be The New Secret Weapon For The Memphis Grizzlies

Ed Davis

In the drama-filled aftermath of the Rudy Gay trade, something to keep an eye on is the development and usage of Ed Davis in Memphis. Should the ongoing discord between Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins and the front office continue, Davis may become collateral damage. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 30, 2013 / 5:00 pm

NBA Rumors: Rudy Gay Trade to Toronto Raptors Closer [UPDATE]

Rudy Gay

[UPDATE: ESPN is reporting that a deal has been reached. Marc Stein is saying that it’s a three-team deal with Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi going to the Raptors, the Grizzlies get Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and a 2nd Round pick, and the Pistons get Jose Calderon.]

The Rudy Gay trade saga now seems to be dragging on about as long as the whole excruciating Dwight Howard epic from last summer, doesn’t it? Now, it would seem, that saga may actually be close to ending.

The one team that seems to consistently remain in the Rudy Gay hunt are the Toronto Raptors and it looks like they may be about to acquire their guy. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 26, 2012 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.26)

Kawhi Leonard

FRESH PICKINGS: Kawhi Leonard (56 percent owned in Yahoo!, 68 percent in ESPN) After singing Kawhi Leonard’s praises a few weeks ago, he did me dirty by taking a little extra time to heal his bum knee. Now back in action, he put up 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three treys in his first start back. In fantasy, Kawhi is a steals specialist, and while he isn’t going to wow you in any other category, he’s not going to hurt you anywhere either. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 17, 2012 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.17)

Bismack Biyombo

FRESH PICKINGS: Bismack Biyombo (19 percent owned in Yahoo!, nine percent in ESPN) Bismack Biyombo has recently been promoted to a starting role for the Charlotte Bobcats, immediately setting him up to be a force in fantasyland, especially in head-to-head formats. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 27, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.27

Patty Mills

Beast of the Night: Patty Mills finishes the wild 2011-12 NBA regular season with this honor, thanks to his 34 points, five boards, 12 dimes, one steal, one block and four three-pointers. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and 100 percent (2-2) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. It’d be a huge surprise to see him here ever again, but good for him and however many of his owners last night. Read More »

Smack / Apr 27, 2012 / 1:08 am

The NBA Playoffs Are Set; The Bobcats Are The Worst Team Ever

Josh Smith

Normally, we’d start a 13-game night off with some recaps, but since the average margin of victory across the NBA last night was like 87 points, it felt good just to look forward to the weekend. The regular season is over and the matchups are set. In the West, it’ll be San Antonio and Utah, OKC against Dallas, the Lakers taking on Denver and then Memphis hosting the Clippers. The East looks pretty good as well: Chicago takes on Philly, Miami and New York do battle, Indiana will host whatever’s left of the Magic, and even though they’re the No. 4 seed, Boston will open the playoffs in the ATL. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 12, 2012 / 11:15 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.12

Monta Ellis

Beast of the Night: Monta Ellis finished his big night with 35 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and three three-pointers. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line, and had five turnovers. This was a nice bounce-back game from his 9/1/7 clunker on Monday. Ellis’ fantasy value has dropped since he arrived in Milwaukee, but he’s still a solid source of points, assists and steals. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 2, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.2

Brandon Jennings

Beast of the Night: Brandon Jennings finished with 31 points, four rebounds, eight assists, four steals and seven three-pointers last night. He shot 36 percent (9-25) from the floor, 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line and had zero turnovers. Since Jan. 17, Jennings is averaging 24.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 3.6 threes per game, while shooting 45 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line. For the season, he’s putting up top 10 averages. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 1, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.1

Paul George

Beast of the Night: Paul George finished with 24 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and four threes last night against the Nets. He shot 73 percent (8-11) from the field, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. George has had clunkers every now and then this season but has still managed to average top 60 numbers. He’s an all-around producer who doesn’t drag any category down for his owners, making him a sleeper-turned-stud. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 23, 2012 / 9:30 am

DeAndre Jordan Eats Ed Davis For Dinner On A Putback Slam

DeAndre Jordan

…And other things. As we wrote in Smack, DeAndre Jordan ripped out Ed Davis‘ heart and then served it to him on a platter in the opening moments of the Clippers’ home win against the Raptors yesterday afternoon. But that’s not all he did. Yes, he had 16 points and 16 rebounds, but he also caught a couple of ridiculous lobs from Chauncey Billups. Jordan owned the top 10 plays of the day yesterday in the NBA, and might actually have better highlights this year than his best bud, Blake Griffin. Hit the jump for the evidence. Read More »