At some point over dinner on Tuesday night the topic surely came up as close friends and former teammates DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis broke bread in Toronto.
It is that time of year now for Davis as it was a year ago for DeRozan — contract extensions may be in the offing and the financial windfall that comes with a second NBA deal is not to be taken lightly.
DeRozan hit the jackpot almost a year ago turning his rookie deal into a four-year $38 million (U.S.) contract from the Raptors. Davis doesn’t stand to get nearly the same amount from the Memphis Grizzlies but the situations are still similar.
And the advice was flowing.
“Don’t stress too much about it let it come” DeRozan said he told Davis the night before the Raptors destroyed the Grizzlies 108-72 in Toronto’s penultimate pre-season game. “Don’t put so much into it if it happens it happens.”
It is unlikely to happen for Davis in anything close the same way it happened for DeRozan though. DeRozan was anointed a cornerston...