Trail Blazers Sign Forward Ed Davis
Free agent forward to join Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
Davis, 26, has career NBA averages of 7.2 points (55.6% FG, 56.6% FT), 6.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.01 blocked shots in five seasons with Toronto, Memphis and the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Ed's ability to impact the game from both the center and power forward positions will provide us with the opportunity to utilize his length, athleticism and rim protection from multiple areas of the floor," said Olshey.
Shooting a career-best 60.1% (282-for-469) from the field last season with the Lakers, Davis also set new career highs of 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.24 blocked shots in 79 games (24 starts).
Davis was originally selected by Toronto with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of North Carolina.
Davis (6-10, 240) will wear No. 17 for the Trail Blazers.