Raptors rookie Ed Davis playing well

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports:

Raptors rookie Ed Davis playing well

He had 12 points and 13 rebounds in Friday’s win over Indiana, he’s scored at least 12 points in five of his last seven games and in five of his last 12, he’s had at least 13 rebounds.

He leads all rookies in field goal percentage, shooting an impressive 60.5 per cent from the field, and his per-game rebound average of 6.9 would place him tied for fourth among all rookies had he played enough games to qualify for the league-leading list.

“He’s showing a lot of progress and the future is looking real good for him,” teammate Reggie Evans said of Davis.

And Evans plays a role.

“A lot of times on the defensive and offensive glass, they’re trying to box out Reggie and that leaves me open to get tip-ins and easy rebounds,” said Davis.

The most noticeable area of improvement has come in Davis’s offensive game.

He’s always shown an ability to gather offensive rebounds but he’s far more comfortable now stepping out and shooting jump shots. There is still a lot of work do on that aspect of his game but for the short time he’s been a regular in the rotation, the improvement has been alarming.

Author: Inside Hoops

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