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Ed Davis | Center/Forward | #17

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Ed Davis (ankle) played 22 minutes with two points, eight boards, one assist and one block against the Kings on Saturday.
He suffered an ankle sprain on Friday, but he wasn't limited in this game. Davis has really come on as a rebounder and he may have value if Jusuf Nurkic had to miss time. Nov 19 - 12:51 AM

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Ed Davis (ankle) said he will play against the Kings on Saturday.

He tweaked his ankle in the first quarter on Friday, but he was able to play through it. Davis has played well and the Blazers did struggle when he was off the floor last night, so maybe he gets more burn. He's not worth owning in most leagues, though.
Nov 18 - 8:54 PM

Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play against the Kings on Saturday.

He hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he was able to play through it for 22 total minutes. Davis has quietly been one of the best backup centers, and his performance is part of the reason Jusuf Nurkic is off to a slow start. If Davis can't give it a go, Meyers Leonard would likely back up Nurk, who figures to play slightly more than usual, as well.
Nov 18 - 2:13 PM

Ed Davis scored seven points with eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

He has quietly been one of the best backup bigs in the NBA and is just cleaning up on the glass. Coach Terry Stotts did use him at power forward earlier this year, but it was likely due to a matchup and he wasn't used there tonight. Davis has flirted with top-150 value in standard leagues despite just 19 minutes per game. He is a sneaky guy to own in deep leagues and would be a hot add if Jusuf Nurkic needed to miss time.
Nov 3 - 1:58 AM

Ed Davis scored six points with three assists, two steals and one block in 19 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He had a bad game on Thursday, but Davis was right back to showing he's a strong option as a backup big man. Jusuf Nurkic does have a long leash as a starter, but it's looking like he's not really a 30-minute big man. Davis could be a sneaky guy to own in very deep leagues.
Oct 29 - 12:57 AM

Ed Davis missed all seven shots from the field and went 1-of-2 from the line, adding 10 rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

All seven shots were within five feet, but he was blocked twice and missed some tips. Davis has run away with the backup center job, but he's still not doing enough to be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 27 - 12:44 AM

Ed Davis recorded his 50th career double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block in 21 minutes on Tuesday, knocking down 6-of-12 shots off the bench.

Davis provided a big spark for the Blazers and actually played one more minute than starting center Jusuf Nurkic. He's not ready to steal Nurk's job, but he is averaging 8.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his four games this season. He might be worth a deep-league look if you need those kind of numbers. Additionally, rookie Caleb Swanigan had five points, eight boards and a block in 16 minutes, and their rebounding prowess was key to the Blazers getting this win.
Oct 25 - 1:22 AM

Ed Davis pulled down 11 rebounds in just 16 minutes off the bench on Saturday, to go with six points, one turnover and two blocks.

Davis made the most of his minutes tonight, but unfortunately, there's just too much competition in Portland's crowded frontcourt for him to get enough consistent playing time. Davis is nothing more than a low-end big in deep leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:44 AM

Ed Davis started in place of Jusuf Nurkic (concussion) on Wednesday, posting seven points, 12 rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

Davis logged 17 minutes tonight and it looks like he's secured the backup center job. Nurkic's timetable is unclear but he's not likely to be out long enough for Davis to help typical fantasy owners. He's little more than a handcuff option in deep leagues.
Oct 12 - 1:22 AM

Ed Davis will slide into the starting lineup for Wednesday's exhibition against Phoenix, with Jusuf Nurkic (concussion) unavailable.

Joining Davis in the starting five for Wednesday's preseason game will be Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu. Nurkic should be good to go by opening night, but Davis is still a candidate to start at the four-spot, although Caleb Swanigan has made a pretty strong case that he's deserving of the starter designation. Regardless of how Davis enters the game, it'll be tough for him to make much of an impact in fantasy hoops this season with the depth around him.

Ed Davis started at power forward vs. the Suns on Tuesday and scored four points with four rebounds in 16 minutes.

He's a candidate to start at PF on opening night with Noah Vonleh (shoulder) on the shelf, but rookie Caleb Swanigan made a strong case to take the job with an 18-point outing. Even if Davis holds off Swanigan and Al-Farouq Aminu, he'll be more of a deep-league option for owners targeting boards and blocks. Keep in mind that he's a terrible free throw shooter.
Oct 4 - 1:05 AM

Ed Davis (shoulder surgery) said he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp, and he wants to compete for the starting power forward position.

Davis underwent shoulder surgery back in March, but the plan all along was for him to be cleared by training camp, and that's exactly how it has played out. With Noah Vonleh dealing with a shoulder issue of his own and expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season, the starting four-spot is up for grabs, and it looks like Davis will be competing with Al-Farouq Aminu and Caleb Swanigan for that spot over the course of training camp and the preseason.
Sep 25 - 5:28 PM

Ed Davis (shoulder) said that he will be "fully ready" for the start of training camp.

Davis underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder back in March. "The surgery and rehab went well," said Davis. "I'm glad I got the surgery done. I gave it my all this summer. I'll come into camp 100 percent. I'm good to go." Davis averaged 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.2 minutes over 46 games last season. He is not on the fantasy radar, as the Blazers have solid depth up front, especially with the addition of rookies Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.
Sep 15 - 9:41 AM

Ed Davis (shoulder) has been cleared for on-court work.

Considering Davis has already been cleared for on-court work, there's no much doubt regarding his status for training camp. However, he'll again be fighting for minutes in a crowded frontcourt rotation in Portland next season, so he's off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Jun 26 - 2:47 PM

Ed Davis underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday, and he will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

Davis expects to be ready by training camp, but with him now done for the year, he belongs on the waiver wire in all formats. Davis' minutes will be divvied up between Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh, but neither of those guys can be viewed as viable targets in most leagues.
Mar 8 - 9:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Noah Vonleh
3Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard