While Blake Griffin was recently named Rookie of the Year, the All-Rookie teams were announced today. Raptors rookie Ed Davis was nowhere to be found.

The first team consisted of: Blake Griffin, John Wall, Landry Fields, DeMarcus Cousins and Gary Neal.

The second team consisted of: Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Johnson, Derrick Favors and Paul George.

Wowzas. Before we delve into Davis’s name not being mentioned, I’ve gotta say that I did not expect to see Gary Neal making the first team. Really? By now you know I’m not one to argue against the undrafted rookie, but… On the press release sent out by the NBA it states:

The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position.

If these two teams make up the 10 best rookies in the NBA this season, I have no idea how you don’t have Ed Davis on that list. Greg Monroe also would have been on my first team. Besides Neal making the first team, Davis would have made the cut over Eric Bledsoe and Wesley Johnson for me.

Davis finished with nine total votes, a single vote for the first team and 10 points total.

Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus tweeted: All-Rookie Team voting is too bad to even be worth complaining about.

He’s right. I already know I shouldn’t get worked up about this because voters often drop the ball on these things — See: Kobe Bryant being named to All-Defensive first team this year– but when it seems so obvious, it’s frustrating.

Here’s hoping Davis uses this slight as another piece of motivation this summer. After not being selected to participate in the rookie-sophomore game during All-Star Weekend as well as sliding to the 13th pick in the draft last year, Davis has already said he uses both as fuel to prove doubters wrong. Now that the All-Rookie teams are out, he’s got another thing to add to the diss list.

While it’s a shame that he wasn’t given the recognition his rookie season deserves, Raptors fans have to be happy with Davis. The 13th pick in the draft, he’s definitely one of the top 10 rookies in his class, even if the voters got it wrong again.

Comments (10)

  1. This is definitely a surprise. Ed Davis was an under the radar player who actually couldve went in the top 10 last year but decided to stay back a year with UNC. He did so well with the Raptors when Evans when out with a foot injured and showed why he is first round pick. Davis and Greg Monroe could easily make a statement for 1st team All Rookies.

  2. Ed Davis is my home boy.

  3. Unfortunately, guys, your rosie vision on Ed Davis is not shared in the highest spheres.
    Instead of keep saying how people around don’t get the real great value of Davis, seems easier for you to understand it’s maybe you that keep counting too much on him.
    Maybe, all of you are more biased (in the other direction) than the 30 Head Coaches panel. On Ed Davis, I mean.

  4. Gary Neal deserved to be there as much (if not more so) than Ed Davis. He was an important part of San Antonio this year.

    Ed Davis should have made it ahead of Favors, Bledsoe, Johnson and George.

    I wonder how many pundits and analysts actually watched him play this year though?

  5. C.D.G

    “Unfortunately, guys, your rosie vision on Ed Davis is not shared in the highest spheres.
    Instead of keep saying how people around don’t get the real great value of Davis, seems easier for you to understand it’s maybe you that keep counting too much on him.
    Maybe, all of you are more biased (in the other direction) than the 30 Head Coaches panel. On Ed Davis, I mean.”

    WTF r u tlaking about?…. are you serious man? stats dont like. do some research and then come back and try to say this… ur a fool just like the voters..

  6. Bargnani received a couple of votes for the All-NBA Teams.

    That pretty much sums it up.

  7. mikeyp,
    WTF r u tlaking about?…. . stats dont like ?!?!

    First of all, bro, come back in the cave and start learning from scratch.
    Second, yes, I’m just fool like the voters. Who, you see, are all the head NBA coaches, if I did not get wrong.
    They fool, you smart? That’s what you are saying?

  8. On ESPN’s top 50 rookies Class of ’10, by David Thorpe, of Scouts INC as follows top 10.

    1. Griffen
    2. Wall
    3. Monroe
    4. ED DAVIS
    5. Cousins
    6. Fields
    7. Patterson
    8. Neal
    9. George
    10. Favors

  9. These coaches are wrong.

    These awards don’t mean anything. It’s like given Derek Jeter a gold glove. They are just wrong.

  10. Ed “Bad News” Davis is most definately one of the top 10 rookies of the past year in the NBA but the Rap’s get no respect League wide in this year 5 of the BC era in the TDot.

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