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Ed Davis | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: North Carolina
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Ed Davis said his work ethic has helped him deal with the grind of the NBA.
Though Davis has played with three teams in five seasons, he says his mental toughness has helped him deal with the grind of the NBA. "I remember growing up, my dad used to text me all the time ‘You’ll never get better laying in bed.’" Davis said. "’You don’t want to get up today? Well, somebody else is getting better.’ That always stuck with me. So every day I got up and made sure to grind." Davis is set to come off the bench for the Trail Blazers, so he's nothing more than a deep-league flier in standard fantasy leagues. Oct 8 - 10:53 AM

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Ed Davis believes the Blazers' frontcourt depth will make them "deadlier" this season.

"Every guy brings something different," Davis said. "Coach is going to have a lot of different lineups out there and we're going to benefit from each other. It's definitely a strength for us. And it's just going to make us that much more deadlier." The Oregonian is projecting Davis to come off the bench behind Meyers Leonard and Mason Plumlee, so he is more of a late-round flier for any owner in need of blocks. That being said, Davis will absolutely kill your free throw percentage after shooting 48.7 percent last season.
Oct 7 - 5:06 PM

Ed Davis said that he decided to sign with the Trail Blazers this offseason because he felt they would give him the greatest opportunity to earn consistent minutes.

"For me, I’m at the point in my career where I wanted to take [my game] to the next level, I wanted that opportunity to be there," Davis said. "I wanted to go into a situation where there were no caps on my minutes, where whatever I do on the court is going to pay off. I definitely wanted that opportunity to play, that had a lot to do with it." If Davis is able to lockdown the starting power forward position in Portland, he could emerge as a shot blocking and rebounding specialist in standard leagues, and he'll be worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Aug 12 - 10:58 AM

Ed Davis, who signed a three-year, $20 million deal with the Blazers, said that he originally desired to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak made no secrets that Davis was a favorite of his, and had Boss Davis waited a couple of days, it's possible he would have remained in Los Angeles. Regardless, it's all a moot point now and Davis will look to carve out a sizable role with a rebuilding Portland team.
Aug 10 - 8:43 AM

Ed Davis officially signed with the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

"I still have a lot to prove. I think I can take my game to another level," said Davis during his introductory press conference. Davis is going to have plenty of opportunity to produce in Portland, and right now, it looks like he could be the starting power forward there. He could turn out to be a steal in the late-rounds of fantasy drafts due to his shot blocking and rebounding prowess.
Jul 9 - 6:02 PM

Ed Davis said that the Lakers wanted him back as an unrestricted free agent, but he didn't want to "wait around" for them to make a decision.

"[The Lakers] wanted me to come back," Davis said. "But I felt like this was the right decision for me. I didn’t really want to wait around. I was comfortable with everything there. I wanted to go back. Nothing went bad or anything." Davis could very well be looking at a starting role in Portland, and if that's the case, he could make for a quality late-round selection for those seeking to add some rebounding and shot blocking to their fantasy roster.
Jul 3 - 9:24 AM

Ed Davis is reportedly finalizing a deal with the Trail Blazers.

The deal is reportedly for $20 million over three years, and with LaMarcus Aldridge likely headed out of town, Davis could potentially be their starting power forward. Davis has never really been able to get consistent minutes, but his per-36-minutes averages are alluring at 12.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. If he is the starter in Portland, he could make for a quality late-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 2:45 PM

The Lakers contacted free agent Ed Davis soon after free agency began, but he's being pursued by several other teams who may "test L.A.'s resolve."

Davis has expressed a desire to return with the Lakers but a lucrative offer elsewhere could be enough to pry him loose, especially with L.A. focused on high-profile big men like LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan. Davis' FT shooting takes a heavy toll in fantasy leagues, but in the right situation he could be useful for FG percentages, rebounding and shot-blocking.
Jul 1 - 3:20 AM

The Lakers want Ed Davis to return to Los Angeles next season according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.

Davis has said multiple times that he would like to return to the Lakers, and it appears that the feeling is mutual. Davis will be a free agent this summer and is expected to command a substantial raise, but the Lakers will likely pursue other big-name free agents such as Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge first.
Jun 27 - 10:15 AM

Ed Davis has opted out of the last year of his deal.

He's 26 years old and will look for a long-term deal this summer. Davis has said he definitely wants to come back to the Lakers, but it may not be mutual with the Lakers likely to be after a host of big men in free agency.
Jun 24 - 7:50 PM

Ed Davis, who is set to become a free agent this summer, said that he definitely wants to return to the Lakers next season.

"I definitely want to be back," Davis told Los Angeles News Group. "With everything being equal, I’m 100 percent going back there. Hopefully that’s the case. But with free agency and all the stuff going on with the draft, you never know how things are going to go." A league source said that Davis will likely seek a two or three-year deal worth $7-8 million annually, or a one year deal worth $9-10 million so that he could strike gold again when the cap increases in 2016. Davis averaged 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game through 23 minutes of action this past season, so he shouldn't have any problem securing a hefty raise.
Jun 20 - 10:57 AM

Ed Davis said that he hopes to return with the Lakers next season.

Davis said that he will not be chasing money during free agency, and he'd rather just land in an ideal situation where he's "comfortable," and with a coaching staff that "trusts" and "believes" in him. He also said he will spend the offseason working on his free throw shooting (career 56.6 percent free throw shooter) and midrange jumper. Davis is certainly a talented player, and he made improvements this season posting averages of 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game through 23 minutes of action. If he could get his minutes closer to the 30s, he'd be a nightly double-double threat, with the chance to post elite shot blocking totals.
Apr 16 - 3:17 PM

Ed Davis grabbed 14 rebounds off the bench on Monday, but added just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting to his stat line in 22 minutes.

The Lakers and/or Byron Scott don't really seem like they want to unleash them, but if they remain as banged up as they are right now then he should see similar minutes on Wednesday against the Kings.
Apr 14 - 4:30 AM

Ed Davis started the second half of Sunday's game at PF, playing 23 minutes to finish with 11 points, five boards, two assists and one block.

Davis has been yanked around Byron Scott's rotation this season but he could earn big minutes by default if Wes Johnson (ankle) can't play on Monday. Scott could also dust off Jordan Hill or Carlos Boozer, of course, and we'll await updates on Johnson's status before projecting Davis' role over L.A.'s final two games.
Apr 13 - 12:13 AM

Ed Davis scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Davis has been hit-or-miss for a while now and anybody considering him is doing it at their own risk.
Apr 11 - 4:17 AM

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