Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/14
On one hand it’s unfair to directly compare Jon Leuer and Ed Davis. The two forwards have completely different styles different games different strengths. But they stand in line together behind Zach Randolph and one’s minutes will come out of the other’s pot. To anyone who has waded through the Grizzlies first two sloppy preseason performances Leuer has been a bright spot albeit a milky and un-athletic one. To my eyes Leuer looks like an untapped source of regular season production one that has been overshadowed by Ed Davis’ promised potential. Davis bills himself as a rebounding and shot blocking specialist with a solid field goal percentage and a decent (at best) post game. The problem is as anyone who watched him play 15 minutes a game last year saw he is downright wispy on the block and tends to get shoved out by players his own size on rebounds. Now and then he compensates with sheer length but he simply doesn’t have Zach Randolph’s gravity under the rim. (Davis’ shot blocking...
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