Three takeaways from Toronto Raptors first two preseason games

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Terence Davis is an NBA quality player

When asked to define porn, a United States Supreme Court Justice once said, “I know it when I see it.”

Well, for NBA players the same definition sometimes holds true. After two preseason games against real NBA competition, you can tell, undrafted rookie Terence Davis is an NBA player.

His stats aren’t overly impressive — He’s shot 32-percent from the field, averaged 2.5 fouls in limited minutes, and turned it over 3 times per game — but watching him on the court, he looks as if he belongs.

For some of the fringe players in the NBA, just playing with confidence is half the battle. Defensively, he already looks the part, pressuring and getting in opponents grill.  On the other side of the ball, Davis has looked comfortable initiating the offense, even if that has resulted in some sloppy, rookie turnovers early on.  Give him a free lane, and he just might drop one on your head:

Again, it’s important to note that these are preseason games in which Davis hasn’t actually played all that well. He’s still very raw and probably isn’t ready to make an impact early in the season. However, the tools are there, and he might find a way to insert himself in the rotation (or at least be an injury replacement) before year-end.