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Terence Davis

His first-ever appearance in this historic weekly column, and surely it won’t be the last. Welcome to the party, Terence Davis.

In his first 11 games as a member of the Toronto Raptors, Davis has made a huge impact on not only Nick Nurse, but the fans. Another undrafted free agent guard who has come in and made a name for himself, Davis is already looking to become a mainstay in the Raptors rotation.

Performances like the ones he dished out this week are surely going to get him there. Davis was a revelation for the Raptors and played a pivotal part in picking up some of the minutes left by Anunoby’s unfortunate injury.

He was a combined plus-35 across the four games this week, despite finishing with zero points against the Pelicans and ending up in a losing effort vs the Clippers, Davis was still exactly what the Raptors wanted to see.

Against the Lakers, he hit a then career-high 13 points with five rebounds, and three assists on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Though he only had five points against the Clippers, he played solid on defense all night with a gritty performance and was rewarded for his efforts against the Trail Blazers.

The win against the Blazers was the most we have got to see from Davis so far, and it ended in yet another career-high in points, knocking down 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from three in 30 minutes of action. Davis’ performances this week might have Norman Powell looking over his shoulder at some point, who knows?