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Ed Davis | Center/Forward | #17

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Ed Davis (shoulder) said he will be ready to return by the start of next season.

Davis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum that will sideline him for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign. However, when asked if he'll be back by the start of next season, Davis replied: "For sure." Davis has one year left on his contract with the Blazers. He should obviously be left on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 3 - 11:03 AM

Ed Davis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injured labrum and will miss the rest of the season.

It's been a really rough day for season-ending injuries. Davis will have the surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles, but hopefully he'll be ready for next year. He has been dealing with this injury since the 2015-16 season and it has been getting progressively worse. Meyers Leonard will get most of the backup center minutes behind Jusuf Nurkic.
Mar 1 - 9:53 PM

Ed Davis scored five points with five boards in 13 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

He was basically the backup to Jusuf Nurkic in this game. Davis is not going to have much value while Nurkic is playing anywhere close to how good he looked today.
Feb 23 - 10:12 PM

Ed Davis will come off the bench on Thursday against the Magic.

The Blazers went big with Davis starting next to Meyers Leonard in their last game against the Jazz, but that was obviously about the matchup. We'll see what happens today with Jusuf Nurkic starting for the first time. Davis may split the backup minutes with Leonard, which means both don't have much value.
Feb 23 - 7:04 PM

Ed Davis scored seven points with five rebounds as the starter against the Jazz on Wednesday.

It was a tough matchup against Rudy Gobert for his 19 minutes, but coach Terry Stotts even starting Davis next to Meyers Leonard bodes well. Davis did also outplay Leonard over the last two games, so he may wind up being the No. 2 big in the rotation -- Jusuf Nurkic looked terrific today. Davis is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 16 - 12:32 AM

Ed Davis will start and Noah Vonleh will come off the bench against the Jazz on Wednesday.

It makes sense. Vonleh is the only healthy true power forward and the Jazz have a big frontline, so coach Terry Stotts will go big early against Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Davis is coming off a double-double, so he could be a viable option in DFS today. He's a sneaky deep-league guy, especially if Jusuf Nurkic doesn't start.
Feb 15 - 8:46 PM

Ed Davis played 27 minutes and had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a block off the Blazers' bench in Monday's 109-104 overtime loss to the Hawks.

Davis was nice and finished the game tonight, but it's important to note that starter Meyers Leonard was on the bench down the stretch with five fouls. Either way, Jusuf Nurkic should be starting for this team after the All-Star break, meaning neither Davis, nor Leonard, are guys you want to be targeting right now. Especially if you take a look at the game logs for Davis and Leonard this season.
Feb 14 - 2:08 AM

Ed Davis (wrist) played 16 minutes on Friday vs. the Mavericks, scoring five points with two rebounds.

He returned from a five-game absence and slotted right back into his usual role. The frontcourt is crowded in Portland and Davis was averaging 17.0 minutes per game before the injury, so he's not a fantasy pickup.
Feb 4 - 2:26 AM

Ed Davis (wrist) is active for Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He's available, but that doesn't mean he's a lock to play since he's been out for five straight games. He has very little fantasy value in Portland's crowded frontcourt and is not a pickup.
Feb 3 - 10:32 PM

Ed Davis (wrist) said he's planning on returning to the court for Friday's game against the Mavericks.

Davis has spent the past five games on the sidelines with the wrist issue, which has resulted in Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh seeing an uptick in minutes. Davis is only averaging 16.9 minutes per game this season, and he'll likely be eased back into things after spending nearly two weeks on the sidelines, so there's no reason to own him anywhere.
Feb 1 - 11:34 AM

Ed Davis (wrist) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against Charlotte.

It'll be his fifth straight game on the sidelines, but he said he's hoping to return on Friday vs. the Mavericks. Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh will continue to split Davis' minutes, which means very little in fantasy hoops.
Jan 30 - 4:46 PM

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PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Isaiah Briscoe
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
4Archie Goodwin
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
3Noah Vonleh
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard
4Ed Davis