Jan. 28, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins (right) with assistant coach David Joerger against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies: Ed Davis Takes A Shot At Lionel Hollins

Ed Davis will not be playing in the Summer League for the Memphis Grizzlies, and got into a little bit of an argument with Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery on Twitter. This eventually led to Davis taking a shot at his former head coach, Lionel Hollins. Here is the transcript of their Twitter conversation:

Tillery: For the Ed Davis-is-a-finished-product crowd, I recall OJ Mayo going to Vegas when he wasn’t required. It’s called trying to get better.

Davis: @CAGrizBlog I didn’t kno playing summer league was the only way to get better. But hey I guess you know the formula

Tillery: @eddavis32 not only way. just 1 way. just don’t know why fans are so put off that you were asked to go even for a couple of games and bounce

Davis: @CAGrizBlog yea I was asked by a coach who doesn’t have a job right now.

I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think Davis is a big fan of Hollins. Davis is clearly not very happy with the minutes he got to play after being part of the trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors. Davis had a great start to the year and was coming into his own, playing 24.2 minutes per game and starting in 24 of 45 games for the Raptors. After moving to Memphis, Davis played just 15.1 minutes per game, something Hollins was criticized for.


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