Ed Davis (basketball)
Edward Adam Davis (born June 5, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball at Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. He is the son of former NBA player Terry Davis, who played 10 seasons (1989–2001) with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.
Davis in February 2019
|No. 17 – Utah Jazz|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||June 5, 1989|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
|College||North Carolina (2008–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|2014–2015||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2015–2018||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Davis spent his first two years of high school playing basketball at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia before transferring to Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. There, he led Benedectine to two state championships while averaging 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks as a senior. He accompanied future Tar Heel teammates Tyler Zeller and Larry Drew II in the McDonald's All-American Game and was selected to the Jordan Brand All-American Team. He was named Mr. Basketball of Virginia in 2008, which is given to Virginia's best high school basketball player. He also received recognition as co-player of the year in 2007.
Davis played in every game during the 2008–09 season, while starting in two of them. He averaged 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 18.8 minutes per game in his first season with the Tar Heels. Davis also led the team with 65 blocks with an average of 1.7 per game. In North Carolina's six wins during the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Davis averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. In the 2009 NCAA championship game, Davis came off the bench to score 11 points and grab a team-high 8 rebounds, helping the Tar Heels to an 89–72 win over Michigan State. Davis was also named to the 2009 All-Freshman Team and was co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Player award.
In April 2009, Davis announced he would return to North Carolina after his freshman year instead of declaring for the NBA draft. In February 2010, he suffered a broken wrist in a loss to Duke, which effectively ended his season. In 2009–10, he played 23 games, averaging 13.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.8 blocks per game.
Toronto Raptors (2010–2013)Edit
Davis was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On July 6, 2010, he signed with the Raptors. After a month with the Raptors, Davis was assigned to the Erie BayHawks. On November 29, 2010, Davis was recalled by the Raptors. On December 1, 2010, he made his NBA debut against the Washington Wizards, recording 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On April 5, 2011, Davis recorded a career-high 22 points against the New York Knicks.
Memphis Grizzlies (2013–2014)Edit
On January 30, 2013, Davis was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, along with Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons, in a three team deal that also sent teammate José Calderón to the Pistons, and Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi of the Grizzlies to the Raptors.
On June 30, 2014, the Grizzlies declined the opportunity to tender a qualifying offer to Davis, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Los Angeles Lakers (2014–2015)Edit
Portland Trail Blazers (2015–2018)Edit
On July 9, 2015, Davis signed a three-year, $20 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. On November 20, 2015, he recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 102–91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. His 15 rebounds included a career-high 10 offensive rebounds, the most for a Blazer since Greg Oden had 10 in December 2009. He also became the first Blazers player to have at least 15 points and 15 rebounds off the bench since Travis Outlaw in 2006.
On March 1, 2017, Davis was ruled out for the rest of the 2016–17 season after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injured labrum.
Brooklyn Nets (2018–2019)Edit
Utah Jazz (2019–present)Edit
On July 20, 2019, Davis signed with the Utah Jazz. On November 2, 2019, the Utah Jazz announced that Davis suffered from a fractured left fibula during a seasons game vs. the Sacramento Kings and was expected to be sidelined for about four weeks.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Won an NBA championship||*||Led the league||NBA record|
- Player Bio: Ed Davis
- Ed Davis Recruiting Profile
- "Ed Davis To Return To UNC For Sophomore Season". GoHeels.com. April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
- Ed Davis Stats Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- North Carolina’s Ed Davis declares for NBA Draft
- Mullen, Liz (May 11, 2010). "Pelinka Signs Two Potential NBA Lottery Picks; Falk Inks Monroe". SportsBusiness Daily.com. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- Raptors Sign First-Round Pick Ed Davis
- "Raptors' rookie Davis to begin rehab stint". Sportsnet.com. The Canadian Press. November 22, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "Raptors recall Ed Davis". The Globe and Mail. November 29, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "Ed Davis 2010–11 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "Grizzlies acquire Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, Ed Davis and 2013 second round draft pick in three-team deal". NBA.com. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- Grizzlies elect not to extend qualifying offer to Ed Davis; Team keeps options open
- "Lakers Sign Ed Davis". NBA.com. July 23, 2014. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Trail Blazers Sign Forward Ed Davis". NBA.com. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
- Sources: Ed Davis agrees to $20 million deal with Trail Blazers
- "Blazers snap 7-game skid with 102-91 win over Clippers". Archived from the original on May 13, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Trail Blazers' Ed Davis to miss rest of season after surgery
- "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN ED DAVIS". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
- "Jazz Sign Ed Davis, Jeff Green and Emmanuel Mudiay". NBA.com. July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
- "Kings knock off Jazz 102-101 to end 5-game winless streak". ESPN.com. November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
- "Ed Davis injury update". NBA.com. November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
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