Edward Adam Davis is an American Power Forward who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the 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). He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.
High School Career
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. There, he would lead Benedectine to two state championships while averaging 22 points, 14 rebounds and a monstrous 7 blocks as a senior. 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 was a 5 star recruit out of high school and was regarded as one of the nation's best power forwards.
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.In North Carolina's six wins during the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Davis averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. In the championship game, he would score 11 points and grab 8 rebounds to help his team to a state championship over Michigan State.
In April 2009, Davis announced he would return to North Carolina after his freshman year instead of declaring for the NBA draft.
In April 2010, Davis declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility. He signed with sports agent and current GM of the Lakers Rob Pelinka.
Toronto Raptors (2010–2013)
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 G-League 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)
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.
In 2014, Davis became a free agent.
Los Angeles Lakers (2014-2015)
On July 23, 2014, Davis signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portland Trail Blazers (2015-2018)
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.
Brooklyn Nets (2018-2019)
On July 23, 2018, Davis signed with the Brooklyn Nets.
Utah Jazz (2019-2020)
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.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2020-present)
On November 23, 2020, Davis was traded to the New York Knicks, and on November 24 he was traded once again, this time to the Minnesota Timberwolves.