Ed Davis (Center)
Ed Davis agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets two hours after NBA free agency began. Davis took to a one-year, $4.5 million deal under the Nets’ bi-annual exception.
Davis’ former Portland Trail Blazers’ teammates were devastated over Davis’ departure, but Portland could not afford to re-sign the big man.
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Now that Davis is a Net, he will likely be seeing more minutes and a bigger role. With the Trail Blazers, he played both the power forward and center positions. Primarily, he was a power forward with Jusuf Nurkic at center.
As a Net, Davis will be seeing minutes at both the center and power forward as well, but most likely be a center option.
On the offensive end, Davis can play the traditional 4 and center well. He is an offensive force and plays with great aggression. Davis is a tough guard for opposing defenders due to his versatility and his style of play.
The big man can finish at the rim with both hands and shoots well from mid-range.
While in Portland, Davis played well in a small-ball offense. The Trail Blazers played small due to their dominant backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Davis knew his role as a dominant low post force who can score and snag offensive rebounds.
Davis is likely to come off the bench for the start of the season at the center position. Brooklyn has a lot of players who can play at the 4, which makes the center position for Davis more valuable regarding minutes and touches. Expect Davis to have a great first season with Brooklyn.