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Jazz Rank: Ed Davis comes in 8th

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The free agent acquisition is an important bench piece

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The Utah Jazz entered free agency with a lot of options on the table this summer. The flexibility of Derrick Favors non-guaranteed contract gave the front office a lot of different directions they could go. They signed Bojan Bogdanovic very quickly, taking up most of the available room. What I did not expect, however, was that Ed Davis would be coming in as well.

Using the Room Exception, the Jazz were able to bring in an important bench big in Ed Davis. He’s bounced around quite a bit during his career, but don’t let that diminish his value in your mind.

Davis is an elite rebounder and solid defender. Is he as good as Derrick Favors was as the backup center? Of course not. But at 4.7 and 5 million per season for the next two years, he gives the Jazz a lot of value. I was quite surprised that he was signed for only the Room Exception, as I thought he’d get more in the open market than that.

He doesn’t have a game that jumps off the screen as you watch. But he’s consistent and reliable. I already love all of the tap out offensive rebounds he’s produced in limited minutes. Speaking of rebounds, he’s at about 15 rebounds per 36 minutes so far this year. He’s grabbing over 5 rebounds in under 13 minutes, which is pretty crazy. That’s an elite level NBA skill and exactly why he’s a good role player in this league.

(Apparently no one puts together highlight videos for the Nets?)

Davis took home 57% of the vote last round. Let’s get another round going!


Who is the 7th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

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  • 0%
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Mike Conley
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Rudy Gobert
    (0 votes)
  • 90%
    Jeff Green
    (249 votes)
  • 1%
    Joe Ingles
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Royce O’Neale
    (11 votes)
274 votes total Vote Now