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Ed Davis - PF/C, 6'10, 240
Portland Trail Blazers - Signed as a free agent in July 2015
       Date of birth: 06/05/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 13th pick, 2010
     Out of: North Carolina
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Left




Date
League
Transaction
2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 13th overall by Toronto.
6th July, 2010 NBA Signed four year, $9,343,100 rookie scale contract with Toronto. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
22nd November, 2010 D-League Assigned by Toronto to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
29rd November, 2010 D-League Recalled by Toronto from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
24th June, 2011 NBA Toronto exercised 2012/13 team option.
17th October, 2012 NBA Toronto exercised 2013/14 team option.
30th January, 2013 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Toronto to Memphis, along with a 2013 second round pick (#41, Jamaal Franklin) and cash, and along with Jose Calderon to Detroit, in exchange for Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from Memphis.
23rd July, 2014 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2015/16.
25th June, 2015 NBA Declined 2015/16 player option.
9th July, 2015 NBA Signed a three year, $20 million contract with Portland.
When: Where:
2008- 2010 North Carolina (NCAA)
June 2010 - January 2013 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2014 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2015 - present Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
From blog:


   2010 Summer League Rosters: Toronto Raptors
2010-07-11

Ed Davis

If he wants to be, Davis should become what Tyrus Thomas should have been but never wanted to become. Did that makes sense? Probably not. What I'm trying to say is, he won't be Amare, and it might take a while, but he should be a good player. More in-depth analysis later.

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   New Jersey......Toronto.......London.
2011-03-10

Other than the rebounding, defense and lack of passing, Bargnani played well. So did his future replacement, Ed Davis, who was active, under control, and productive. For the Nets, Deron Williams controlled the game, while Damion James worked hard on either end and was rewarded. Lopez put forward about 25 times more effort on offense than he did on defense, and Kris Humphries continued his year-long impression of a poor man's Blake Griffin with the kind of effort, strength, shot selection and athleticism that will see him inevitably corral a full MLE deal in the offseason.

Ed Davis had a great weekend, recording 24 points and 23 rebounds in 53 minutes on 10-12 shooting. He has had a great rookie season overall, and is amazingly far long in his learning curve for a 21 year old. Amar'e Stoudemire comparisons are unnecessarily ambitious, but slightly-smaller-Tyson-Chandler ones may not be. Reggie Evans's injury was a blessing in disguise, because it's allowed Davis to become the salvation to a terrible season. I can't prove the idea that Triano would have stolen Davis's minutes with Evans, of course, but it's a common coaching mistake to default to the old guy. So it's possible.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

Pick 13: Needing to change their entire roster, their entire philosophy and their entire future, the Raptors make a start by picking Ed Davis out of North Carolina.

It's a good pick. Davis hasn't really done anything yet, which is why drafting him in the top 10 would have been excessive. However, once he slipped out of it, Davis became a desirable pick. He needs to bulk up and develop counter-moves in the post, as well as a mid range jumper, but he rebounds and he blocks shots, exactly what Toronto's non-existent interior defense needs. It'll be a while before Ed Davis becomes a starter, but he will do one day.

Bye Bosh.

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   How Courtney Lee adds to the Grizzlies' expensive wing combination
2014-01-08

Memphis are by and large capped out. With Lee now in the fold, they already have $69 million committed to next season, the only three not fully guaranteed contracts being Kosta Koufos ($500,000 of $3 million guaranteed), Nick Calathes ($816,482, fully unguaranteed) and Zach Randolph (a $16,938,333 player option). Koufos surely will not be waived, while Calathes's deal is too small to make much difference either way. And if Randolph opts out, it is more than likely to re-sign for a slightly smaller price on a longer deal.

That leaves Memphis not a whole lot of wriggle room under a luxury tax threshold most recently estimated to be at $75.7 million. They are not in imminent danger of paying it, yet they are in sufficient proximity to prevent spending all their assets. Ideally, they would be able to retain Ed Davis and James Johnson, whilst beng able to utilise their MLE and their six traded player exceptions. In reality, they now cannot. Lee may have cost them Davis. This seems like the wrong choice to make.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Ed Davis
PF/C, 6’10, 240lbs, 28 years old, 7 years of experience

A career-worst year from the usually very solid Davis, who for some reason fouled at an enormous rate this season. Hampered by injury and playing only 406 minutes, Davis’s usual hustling, boarding, blocking, dunking combination was hugely tempered this season, from 6.3 and 6.7 win shares in the two years prior to only 1.7 in 2016/17. The healthy, pre-2016 Ed Davis is a hell of a useful reserve. And that player is probably still in there with good health.

Player Plan: One year at $6,352,431 remaining. It is very good value for the healthy and productive Ed Davis, assuming that player returns next season. But given the overall cap picture and the part-emergence of Vonleh, it is unclear as to whether he could be re-signed afterwards, thus perhaps any value there is ought be cashed in on.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 30th October 2017
2017-10-30

In the continued absence of Noah Vonleh, Davis is making a tremendous impact off the bench. Averaging 7.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game from the bench, the rejuvenated Davis uses his mobility and new-found strength to mix it up, dominate the glass and change the game, and will continue to do so. Get him while the price is so low.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 28th October 2017
2017-10-28

Benefitting from the absences of Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard, the inexperience of Caleb Swanigan and Zach Collins, and the slow start of Jusuf Nurkic, a rejuvenated Davis is all over the glass this season. He is averaging 7.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game thus far, and while a lot of these rebounds come from trying to put back his own misses, they all count, and the price is miniscule.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 2nd November 2017
2017-11-02

The Lakers play at the fourth fastest pace in the league, while shooting the fifth worst true shooting percentage. They take and miss a lot of shots, and are also only 18th in the league in rebound rate, whereas the Blazers are first. All of this bodes well for Davis, the team’s best rebounder (8.8 per game in only 19.0 minutes), who could go off on the glass tonight, and who always scores a few too. Further bolstering his chances of a strong fantasy basketball night are the circumstances of his team mates. In last night’s game, regular power forward starter Al-Farouq Aminu injured both his wrist and his ankle in separate incidents, the latter of which was suitably severe as to require a walking boot and an X-Ray. Davis is more of a centre than a power forward in today’s NBA, thereby reducing the likelihood that he will get the spot start – perhaps Noah Vonleh, former regular power forward starter who recently returned from injury, will get the spot, or perhaps Mo Harkless will bump down one spot and Evan Turner starts at small forward. Either way, it might mean he gets more minutes assuming he avoids foul trouble.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 5th November 2017
2017-11-05

It looks like the starting power forward role in the absence of Al-Farouq Aminu will go to Noah Vonleh. But career backup Davis knows what to do, and was by far the most effective non-Nurkic member of the big man rotation last time out; his 7 points and 8 rebounds are so normal for him as to be basically his averages.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 17th November 2017
2017-11-17

We wouldn’t normally be recommending a player as a low cost fantasy value pick who has averaged only 1.5 points over his last four games, but here we go. Now a centre in the game, Davis is a limited scorer, but he still piles in the rebounds, and put up some high value defensive stats. There are less filthy-cheap effective centres in the game than there are at any position, yet if you need one to finish up your roster, Davis is probably the best bet. Some points will come soon.

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