https://player.fm/series/chris-vernon-show Ed Davis interview starts at 1:07:42 mark - to listen to the whole thing. "A guy like me doesn't have all these different options. When July 1 hit, I had four offers - Utah was just a perfect situation. My role backing up Gobert, and the chance to win a championship." "The other fours teams were Pelicans, Sacramento, a couple more teams..." "It's all about fit." "MIke Conley has always been a special player, unselfish, great to play with." "When I met with Utah, they were just talking about championship, championship, championship. I wasn't shocked about Kwahi going to the Clippers, but I was shocked that OKC made that trade. Now Westbrook is probably going to get moved. This is the first year in the NBA where you don't have a clear cut #1, this is going to be a special year." Q. I've got guard you out to where? A. I don't shoot jumpers anymore. Q. In 81 games you took less than 5 jump shots? A. I know I took less than 5 jump shots. Q. Do you even practice it? A. Now, I'm trying to be as efficient in my training as possible, whatever is going to keep me on the floor. Understanding my role, understanding myself. I'm one of the guys in the locker room, that's really trying to help. Q. Who is better than I think they are? A. I used to have a hard time guarding Carlos Boozer because he was right-handed, but he shot everything left handed. One time they put in the blender, he scored 5 times in a row. He has a tricky game, and he was strong too. Q. 80% of your shots come within 2-3 feet. That's a guy that knows what he does. A. For sure. Q. Why are you in Vegas? A. I've been working out with the Jazz, and meeting people with the staff.