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Ed Davis | Center/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
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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

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Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

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 - F/C - Lakers

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 - F/C - Lakers

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
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

The Lakers lost their fifth straight game on Wednesday despite Ed Davis providing 15 points, 12 rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench.

Byron Scott ran with an eight-man rotation, resulting in DNP-CDs for both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer, which thrust Davis into enough minutes for his sixth double-double of the season. Davis himself received three DNPs bridging late March and early April, so anyone who picks him up does so at their own risk.
Apr 9 - 12:36 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis played 23 minutes off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, posting seven points, 11 rebounds and one assist without any defensive stats.

Byron Scott excoriated his team this weekend, urging them to show some effort on the court, but tonight's game suggests that Davis will hang onto his role while Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer rack up DNP-CDs down the stretch. Unfortunately, the uncertainty of Davis' role makes him a huge gamble in standard leagues.
Apr 8 - 1:30 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis once again played 12 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, as coach Byron Scott opted to deploy Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill ahead of him in the first half.

There's no rhyme or reason to Scott's rotations, other than to lose games. Davis, Boozer (nine points in 16 minutes) and Hill (two points in 13 minutes) are simply impossible to use with confidence in fantasy leagues. There are more reliable options on all but the most barren waiver wires.
Apr 6 - 12:10 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis played 12 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, one rebound and one steal.

He played the entire fourth quarter, but the Lakers were only down 11 to start that frame. In other words, garbage time isn't as big of a factor here. Regardless, steering clear of this mess is the way to go in fantasy right now.
Apr 4 - 3:08 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis sat out his third straight game for the Lakers on Wednesday.

Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are playing, and it's impossible to tell when Davis will get back in the mix. Which is a shame, because he was looking like a decent play until the end of the season before Boozer was back in action.
Apr 2 - 2:49 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis was not happy about sitting out of Sunday's loss to the Nets.

He has every right to be mad. "Honestly, I don't like it. I didn't ask to sit out or anything. I wanted to play 82 games this year." Davis signed a one-year contract (with an option) and confirmed he'll hit free agency, so he wants to show what he can do. The Lakers have tried to manipulate his value by limiting his playing time, but it may already be too late for that.
Mar 30 - 9:56 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis confirmed on Sunday that he will turn down his $1.1 million player option to test the free agent market this summer.

Davis will easily earn a more substantial deal in free agency so this comes as no surprise. He also said that "didn't ask to sit out" on Sunday, when he picked up a DNP-CD, and would have preferred to play. "I wanted to play all 82," he said. "I'm going to support the guys and be there, stay professional and stay ready." Davis should be back in the lineup on Monday, which unfortunately casts doubt on the availability of Jordan Hill.
Source: L.A. Times
Mar 30 - 1:12 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Nets.

With Davis and Carlos Boozer being given the day off, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly, and Jordan Hill will all have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Kelly is good for some 3-pointers, while Hill can put up some points and rebounds, while Black can be viewed as a rebounding and shot blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues.
Mar 29 - 2:19 PM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis came off the bench and played just 22 minutes, but had 14 points, nine rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's OT win over the Wolves.

Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have been taken out of action, in our opinion, for tanking purposes, so Davis is worth a look if you need a big man. We'd like him more if he were starting over Ryan Kelly or Tarik Black, but there's a possibility he ends up in the starting five at some point. None of them look like must-own players though, despite the opportunities that are coming their way.
Mar 26 - 1:31 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis made all five of his shot attempts on Tuesday, but he played only 16 minutes and finished with 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Byron Scott has suggested that he'll start Davis soon, possibly for the remainder of the season, making him a sneaky pickup despite tonight's lackluster numbers. With top-80 value as a reserve over the past month, Davis doesn't even need a promotion to help fantasy owners in standard leagues.
Mar 24 - 11:32 PM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis could soon join the starting lineup, but it's unclear who he'd replace.

It would either be Jordan Hill or Tarik Black. As a starter, Davis is averaging 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocks on 56.8 percent shooting over 24 games. Seeing as how he's producing that line in just 26 minutes per contest, Davis has plenty of room to contribute for fantasy owners if he's ever unleashed.
Mar 23 - 12:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Dwight Buycks
4Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
5Vander Blue
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill