Los Angeles Lakers Should Start Ed Davis over Carlos Boozer Now

We're a mere four games into the 2014-15 season, but the Los Angeles Lakers need to make a switch at power forward. 

In dire straits on both ends of the floor, the Lakers have received tremendously underwhelming efforts from Carlos Boozer, who's been outplayed in all phases by Ed Davis. 

When Boozer was brought aboard this summer via amnesty waivers, it was widely assumed that he would be able to lend a steady hand in an offense that was desperate to add complementary scorers alongside Kobe Bryant. 

And at $3.2 million, according to ShamSports.com, it was hard to argue with that value for a perceived stopgap solution. 

Unfortunately, Boozer has stumbled out of the gates in epic fashion, posting numbers that pale in comparison to Davis'. 

A 52.2 percent shooter for his career, Boozer has generally been a dependable catch-and-shoot weapon on the baseline and from mid-range.  

However, those shots haven't been falling with the regularity the Lakers need in the early going. 

According to NBA.com, Boozer is shooting 44.4 percent on catch-and-shoot attempts, shots that account for 23.4 percent of his total production so far this season. 

Additionally, Boozer hasn't been effective when operating against tight defense. Specifically, Boozer is shooting just 20 percent when a defender is within two feet, which NBA.com defines as "very tight" defense. 

When those shots aren't falling at a steady clip, trouble is going to abound. 

Unlike Davis, Boozer isn't going to make opponents pay in the pick-and-roll when he slips toward the basket with a head of steam. Instead, jump shots and lethargic post moves comprise the majority of Boozer's production. 

Conversely, Davis' game is tailored around efficiency below the free-throw line, evidenced by the fact that 100 percent of...

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