Lakers News: Ed Davis Upset With Being Benched In Brooklyn


It’s become a sort of tradition for Los Angeles Lakers players this year. After playing for a long stretch of games, you can be prepared for your turn to inexplicably be benched in the constant changing of Byron Scott‘s rotation.

On Sunday, it was Ed Davis‘ turn. Like some before him (Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer), Davis did not take too kindly to Scott’s decision. Unlike Boozer and Lin, he stuck around to talk about his displeasure with the media.

"“Honestly, I don’t like it,” the Lakers forward said Sunday before the Lakers lost to Brooklyn, 107-99. “I didn’t ask to sit out or anything. I wanted to play 82 games this year. But, you know, it’s not my decision.”“Like I said, I wanted to play all 82,” he said. “I’m going to support the guys and be there, stay professional and stay ready.”"

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While you certainly respect the latter quote of promised professionalism and support, the former quote is what you would anticipate from Davis given his situation. By most accounts, and even statistically speaking, Davis has been the best front court player for the Lakers this season. However, he also has failed, for the most part, to get consistent, big minutes from Scott, who recently has elected to use him roughly 20-25 minutes a night.

With just 12 games remaining this season, there is little time for a player like Davis, who will likely turn down his player option this summer at the veterans minimum, to prove their worth to potential suitors.

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