Byron Scott Says Lakers Miss Ed Davis In The Locker Room
Byron Scott Says Lakers Miss Ed Davis In The Locker Room
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The Los Angeles Lakers let a lot of players go in the off-season, but one who many fans hoped to see remain with the team was big man Ed Davis. With his energy, rebounding, and rim protection, Davis quickly became a fan favorite among Laker fans and was one of the few bright spots to emerge from last season.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, Davis would sign with the Portland Trail Blazers this summer and according to Shahan Ahmed of NBC LA, Byron Scott believes the Lakers miss Davis in the locker room:

Davis was great for the Lakers last season, averaging a career high in points, rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage in his lone season in Los Angeles. He has spoken about wanting to remain in Los Angeles, but ultimately he decided to go elsewhere as the Lakers chose to pursue big names such as LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

Davis was also a true professional in the locker room, never complaining about his playing time or spot in the rotation despite his minutes fluctuating throughout the season.

The Lakers have a relatively deep frontcourt this season thanks to the additions of Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass, and Larry Nance Jr. as well as the return of Julius Randle from injury. There is no doubt, however, that Davis would have been welcome on this team, and even though the Lakers seem to be fine without him, he was well-liked within the franchise.

One bright spot last season.

  • Ed Davis, a fan favorite.

    We lost him when we were preoccupied on landing the big name players.

    It’s a shame but I’m glad for the players we ended up with. It worked out.

    I’m curious to find out how he does going forward. Wish him the best.

  • He was my favorite Laker last year. Sucks we lost him while making fools of ourselves with Aldridge.

  • He was my favorite Laker last year. Sucks we lost him while making fools of ourselves with Aldridge.

  • Daavis was oustanding last year, we waited out a little long but if he waited with this good team he would be more beast than last season off the bench. Good luck too him though!

  • Daavis was oustanding last year, we waited out a little long but if he waited with this good team he would be more beast than last season off the bench. Good luck too him though!

  • Miss him how? What did he do that was so special? Great journalism on this website as usual.

  • Miss him how? What did he do that was so special? Great journalism on this website as usual.

  • Damn, can we move on? I thought some fans here were in love with davis but apparently this writer (Corey) takes the cake. Last season, half of his articles were on davis. The wording in this article shows Coreys infatuation with big ed. It’s almost like some eulogy

  • Damn, can we move on? I thought some fans here were in love with davis but apparently this writer (Corey) takes the cake. Last season, half of his articles were on davis. The wording in this article show Coreys infatuation with big ed. It’s almost like some eulogy

  • I understand we tried to trade sucre but still am confused how sucre got a contract over even ed or even jordan hill, robert is the worst third stringer c I have seen, 3rd stringer cs do better and they have not been on bad teams with a lot of playing time! no excuses, he deserves the cut espicially if he plays poor d and gets fouls or let people go to the rim!

  • I understand we tried to trade sucre but still am confused how sucre got a contract over even ed or even jordan hill, robert is the worst third stringer c I have seen, 3rd stringer cs do better and they have not been on bad teams with a lot of playing time! no excuses, he deserves the cut espicially if he plays poor d and gets fouls or let people go to the rim!

  • Actually i think we are much better with out him, ED was a solid player but Roy Hibbert n Julius Together is a night mare for opposing teams. And Jordan Clarkson was the best player on the Lakers team last yr.

  • Actually i think we are much better with out him, ED was a solid player but Roy Hibbert n Julius Together is a night mare for opposing teams. And Jordan Clarkson was the best player on the Lakers team last yr.

  • Ed Davis, played with so much heart. He is a great rebounder, an awesome shot blocker, great in pick and roll situations because the dude was the best in rolling to the basket for easy buckets, defended every shot.

    He is a great player to have on a team. His effort is always there every single night.
    He was the only player that we needed to bring back from last year. Unfortunate we gave too much attention to the big fish.

    We wish you luck in Portland and ” We Will Miss You Ed Davis “

  • Ed Davis, played with so much heart. He is a great rebounder, an awesome shot blocker, great in pick and roll situations because the dude was the best in rolling to the basket for easy buckets, defended every shot.

    He is a great player to have on a team. His effort is always there every single night.
    He was the only player that we needed to bring back from last year. Unfortunate we gave too much attention to the big fish.

    We wish you luck in Portland and ” We Will Miss You Ed Davis “

  • I really wanted to keep Ed, but I’d thought the Lakers should be able to solidify the loss of Davis with Black. However, Scott seems to not want to play Black at all. I really hate Bass and Kelly off the bench, defense won’t be that good or rebounding. I like Kelly and Bass both, but just not a duo that will work.

  • I really wanted to keep Ed, but I’d thought the Lakers should be able to solidify the loss of Davis with Black. However, Scott seems to not want to play Black at all. I really hate Bass and Kelly off the bench, defense won’t be that good or rebounding. I like Kelly and Bass both, but just not a duo that will work.

  • Coach Scott doing his HOCKEY substitution thing again. Playing his players for 1 whole quarter increases the chance for injury because of fatigue.

  • Coach Scott doing his HOCKEY substitution thing again. Playing his players for 1 whole quarter increases the chance for injury because of fatigue.

  • Remember when Lin was doing good last season after the all star break and…Byron Scott says, “Jeremy Lin is definitely an NBA player.”?

    I think we can all say “Byron is definitely NOT an NBA coach.”

  • Remember when Lin was doing good last season after the all star break and…Byron Scott says, “Jeremy Lin is definitely an NBA player.”?

    I think we can all say “Byron is definitely NOT an NBA coach.”

  • The real question here is would Byron Scott be missed in the locker room? I’m not sure comments like that make any sense? I’m really looking forward to see these new kids play, but I’m worried Scott’s ego may get in their way. I hope he doesn’t throw them under the bus for being rookies.

  • LN is so dead now…i wonder why…oh it’s the terrible Lakers fans who take statistics lightly from last season who bashed the good players who had good numbers statistically like Lin and praised the poor players who don’t know anything about team basketball like Kobe, Nick Young, etc. GUT FEELING you say? Now you have them all to yourselves and all the real good Laker players are gone.

    D. Russ was a bust wasn’t he? That tanking did more harm than good huh?

    At least last preseason you guys got 3 wins. This preseason, only 1 against a non NBA team. You’re left with poor players and a poor coach. What a disgrace to the Lakers franchise.

    Anyways, How about them Hornets and Jeremy Lin? 6-0. All up in your NBA feed.

  • The real question here is would Byron Scott be missed in the locker room? I’m not sure comments like that make any sense? I’m really looking forward to see these new kids play, but I’m worried Scott’s ego may get in their way. I hope he doesn’t throw them under the bus for being rookies.

  • LN is so dead now…i wonder why…oh it’s the terrible Lakers fans who take statistics lightly from last season who bashed the good players who had good numbers statistically like Lin and praised the poor players who don’t know anything about team basketball like Kobe, Nick Young, etc. GUT FEELING you say? Now you have them all to yourselves and all the real good Laker players are gone.

    D. Russ was a bust wasn’t he? That tanking did more harm than good huh?

    At least last preseason you guys got 3 wins. This preseason, only 1 against a non NBA team. Kobe doesn’t even want to play anymore this preseason. He’s throwing in the towel. You’re left with poor players and a poor coach. What a disgrace to the Lakers franchise. You could have had something special with Jeremy Lin but now you got nothing but Ls this season.

    I predict 5 wins this season. No more than 5. Could be less than 5.

    Anyways, How about them Hornets and Jeremy Lin? 6-0. All up in your NBA feed.

  • LN is so dead now…i wonder why…oh it’s the terrible Lakers fans who take statistics lightly from last season who bashed the good players who had good numbers statistically like Lin and praised the poor players who don’t know anything about team basketball like Kobe, Nick Young, etc. GUT FEELING you say? Now you have them all to yourselves and all the real good Laker players are gone.

    D. Russ was a bust wasn’t he? That tanking did more harm than good huh?

    At least last preseason you guys got 3 wins. This preseason, only 1 against a non NBA team. Kobe doesn’t even want to play anymore this preseason. He’s throwing in the towel. You’re left with poor players and a poor coach. What a disgrace to the Lakers franchise. You could have had something special with Jeremy Lin but now you got nothing but Ls this season.

    I predict 5 wins this season. No more than 5. Could be less than 5.

    Anyways, How about them Hornets and Jeremy Lin? 6-0. All up in your NBA feed.

  • Like most other vets, Davis was benched near the end of last season. He didn’t complain, but it definitely pissed him off. Tanking comes with consequences.

  • Scott was benching veteran players and significantly decreasing their playing time near the end of last season to secure the tank. Ed Davis was one of the players. He didn’t complain, but it definitely pissed him off. All the guys who left the team are now glad that they’re gone.

  • Yeah lin is a certified all star no doubt
    Sacre is a future MVP as well

  • The problem was Davis asked for 7 million per year. Otherwise we could resign him without signing Bass in PF position.

  • The problem was Davis asked for 7 million per year. Otherwise we could resign him without signing Bass in PF position.

  • i actually enjoy coming on now that Lin is gone, no disrespect to him. His fans are just annoying and bring too much tension

  • i actually enjoy coming on now that Lin is gone, no disrespect to him. His fans are just annoying and bring too much tension

  • JLin never really recovered from having his penis decapitated with a butterfly knife in NY. I hope he learned to respect Puerto Ricans from that. Still…

    I miss all the Lin ladyboy fans like you and the way you Asians grovel for any scrap of respect from big Black American men. You must miss being on your knees as much as you were last year.

  • JLin never really recovered from having his penis decapitated with a butterfly knife in NY. I hope he learned to respect Puerto Ricans from that. Still…

    I miss all the Lin ladyboy fans like you and the way you Asians grovel for any scrap of respect from big Black American men. You must miss being on your knees as much as you were last year.

  • Looks like we have some lingering vermin here. Some of those subhumans* aren’t content with stinking up the Hornets community they still need to come back here and spew their nasty poison.

    *Note that I’m NOT addressing any race here. This is only based on lack of sense.

  • Looks like we have some lingering vermin here. Some of those subhumans* aren’t content with stinking up the Hornets community they still need to come back here and spew their nasty poison.

    *Note that I’m NOT addressing any race here. This is only based on lack of sense.

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