Ed Davis (NBA2K19 Player Rating 76)
Ed Davis agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets only an hour into NBA free agency. The deal is under Brooklyn’s biannual exception, which means his contract has minimal effect on the Brooklyn Nets cap space.
Davis has had a rocky NBA career regarding minutes and receiving a bigger role. The past couple of seasons, Davis has come off the bench due to tough competition at his position.
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Due to the tough competition, Davis only averaged 19.2 minutes, 5.6 points, and 6.9 rebounds in three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite not getting a bigger role, Davis has great offensive play and solid defense.
On the offensive end, Davis is a traditional big man who keeps his game inside the foul line. He can shoot mid-range but not at a consistent level. His biggest strength is driving the ball and post up plays.
Davis uses his size and strength to force himself into the paint looking for fouls and to finish the play. He also brings in great frontcourt presence and aggressive offensive rebounding.
On the defensive end, Davis plays solidly and is an aggressive rebounder. He plays tight defense, forcing his targets to keep the play outside the paint. Davis is a shot blocker who can swat shots at a high level. Portland used Davis commonly on pick-and-roll plays and screens.
Now with the Brooklyn Nets, Davis is expected to see more minutes and play both power forward and spend some time at the center position. Despite seeing more minutes, it is not likely Davis will get the starting job at either position and will be a role player off the bench.
His role will be to bring tough frontcourt play and strong defense.
Based on his play in recent years and other 76-rated centers, a 76 player rating is an accurate rating. Other 76-rated power forwards are
The argument can be raised that Davis should be a 77, but his 76 rating is accurate. Expect Davis player rating to rise when the 2018-2019 season is under way.