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ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th)

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ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th) 

Post#1 » by david5773 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:19 pm

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http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/ ... ers-age-25
24Ed Davis
AGE: 23DOB: 6/5/89HT: 6-10WT: 232POS: PF
PPG: 9.2RPG: 6.5BPG: 0.8 3-YR WARP: 8.9

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



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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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#2 » by Phenomenologist » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:27 pm

Can't believe DeAndre Jordan is in there. Lots of better choices I can think of...ahem, Drummond lol too soon.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#3 » by niQ » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Nice. Now if only Casey realizes its okay to play him more..
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#4 » by dagger » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Phenomenologist wrote:Can't believe DeAndre Jordan is in there. Lots of better choices I can think of...ahem, Drummond lol too soon.


Well, Lillard and Anthony Davis made it, nut not Drummond, ahem.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#5 » by God Squad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:51 pm

Question is why didn't drummondmake the list? Is it because he wasn't gettin a lot of minutes? If so that has clearly changed now.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#6 » by Basketball_Jones » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Yeah it's basically because he barely plays i'd think. Hard to put a guy on there who doesn't even play 20 minutes a night. Besides, he gets enough hype. I don't want to see him on here too lol.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#7 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:00 pm

While we all know that the entire article can't be posted, it's well within RealGM's rules to manually post the numeric listing of the player names themselves. Anybody have Insider Access that's up to it?
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#8 » by Rhettmatic » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:06 pm

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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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#9 » by mirrornick » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Ed Davis will be top 10 next year. Nvm, Casey just rejected my projection.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#10 » by DreamTeam09 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Paul george should be 11th at the least. He's better than everyone in front of him that's outside the top 10.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#11 » by TottiGOAT » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:15 pm

I don't agree with the order but good for Ed, he deserves it
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#12 » by andyo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Not feeling the list at all but good for Davis
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#13 » by Dr Positivity » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:18 pm

Nice to see, but Thad Young being ranked above George shows how horrible this list is
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#14 » by Ari_Emanuel » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:19 pm

This is what many of us expected the moment we drafted Ed. Imagine if our coaching staff committed to developing Ed Davis right from the jump instead of burying him in Andrea's basement? We could have earmarked most of the money spent on Derozan to keep Ed Davis in a raps uniform, flipped Demar at his peak trade value for more draft picks or an impact vet (ditto for Bargnani) and this franchise would be a step ahead of where it is now.

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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#15 » by God Squad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:25 pm

I actually don't mind the list. I'd tweak the order a little bit. But for the most part there all young good players.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#16 » by wolfv » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:26 pm

No John Wall? They say the only qualifier is age, so that is pretty shocking
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#17 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:27 pm

I find it quite hilarious that Kenneth Faried is being listed at 11 and Ed Davis at 24 when they're the same age, have almost exactly the same PER, and production across 36 minutes, and Ed has more tools (longer, shoots his FTs better, and gets up higher in the air both offensively and defensively) to grow.

http://bkref.com/tiny/WvuGq

I realize that Faried has put up a higher average because he's played more but considering they're the same age... a 13 rank difference seems a bit much, especially when you consider that Ed's averaging basically his per 36 stats through the month of January.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#18 » by roundhead0 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:42 pm

I'm not sure how to react to this. Being 24th means that most teams have a better player under 25 than Ed Davis. But considering how Ed Davis even in this good stretch pretty much seems like an average NBA starter it makes you wonder if there are really that few good players under 25.
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#19 » by TheFreshPrince » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:45 pm

wolfv wrote:No John Wall? They say the only qualifier is age, so that is pretty shocking


Trade Ed for him ASAP!!! Stoooopid ESPN :evil:
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Re: ESPN Insider: Top 25 Players Under Age 25 (Ed Davis 24th 

Post#20 » by mapko81 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:46 pm

I guess we should have drafted Larry Sanders

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