Davis ready for rookie hazing

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By Drew Packham

LAS VEGASĀ  – Even though he’s a rookie, Toronto’s Ed Davis wants to make one thing clear.

“I’m older than DeMar (DeRozan), first of all,” Davis said when asked how the “older” Raptors are helping him adjust to life in the NBA.

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Davis has three Summer League games under his belt, with possibly his best coming Wednesday. Davis had 13 points and five rebounds, going 5-for-6 from the floor. Davis was active on the inside, something the Raptors want to see from the forward out of North Carolina.

“We need to turn up the fire a little bit with him,” Raptors coach Jay Triano said. “That’s the way he is. Right now, he’s got a good glide to him right now. It’s got to become more intense for longer periods of time.”

Davis said he plans to lean on the more experienced Raptors, but won’t back down from any rookie hazing that might be coming his way.

“I’ve got a lot of pranks under my belt,” Davis said with a smile. “I’m experienced in a couple things like that.”

2 Comments

  1. R4 says:

    I see some good things out of this young team… I hope we can get that same vibe like OKC with their youngster. Only time will tell.