The Memphis Grizzlies inked an extension with Quincy Pondexter last week.
Ed Davis, not so much. To give you an idea of how much of a non-news item that is, I can’t even find a link that anyone is surprised or thinks it was a bad idea to let Davis test the waters of restricted free agency next summer.
Here’s my quick take on the deal and the non deal:
Why signing Quincy Pondexter was a great move: Put simply, he’s earned it. He’s already the sixth man, the team’s first player off the bench. There is a decent chance that his play will put him in the starting lineup as well — neither Tayshaun Prince nor Mike Miller would just let him walk into that, but he’s young, he’s a team player, he understands his role, and he plays within himself. He can hit the corner three and play acceptable defense. And if you can get a non-star quality starter for $14 million over four years, why wouldn’t you do that? And if you’re Quincy, you’ll still have a chance to sign a bigger l...