Title: How Terence Davis’ pick-and-roll game could unlock the Raptors’ bench offence
Date: July 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Terence Davis’ offensive game and how his skillset is so important to the Raptors’ second-unit offence because it fills a team weakness.
Whenever a Toronto Raptors veteran speaks, they have the ear of Terence Davis II.
The undrafted rookie has done his best to become a sponge this year, soaking up as much of the held over championship experience as he’s been able to. Whether it’s been postgame weight sessions and nutrition tips from Serge Ibaka, preseason runs getting schooled by Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell, extra video work with the team’s assistant coaches or simply keeping his ears open when Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol speak, Davis is always trying to learn.
“Any time they’re talking, I’m listening,” Davis said last week. “And they definitely give me pointers because they want to see their young guys come up. There’s no hate over here and we all love each other. So any time they’re talking I’m listening.”