2. C Ed Davis
It has been a hot minute since we last saw Davis in a Raptors uniform, the time for his return to Canada could be imminent.
Drafted by the Raptors with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Davis showed flashes of high-end potential in his three seasons with the Raptors before being dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies along with Jose Calderon in exchange for Rudy Gay in 2013.
After Davis’s departure from the Raptors, he has struggled to find a long-term home, playing for six different teams over the past eight seasons. Now with journeyman status attached to his name, perhaps it’s time for Davis to return to where it all started.
Ed Davis could be a solid rebounder for the Raptors.
Davis is still able to defend the rim with ease and soar in for rebounds when crashing the offensive glass, even if his offense is lacking. Davis packed on a fair amount of muscle since his first seasons with the Raptors, and he is incredibly difficult to move off the block or fight past when boxing out within his own end.
With his ample experience and exposure to several different organizations, Davis is as composed as they come within the NBA. With his stone-cold demeanor, he will be in a position to become an immediate impact player with Toronto while helping develop their young core.
Overall, Davis would fit in seamlessly to the Raptors rotation. While his offensive abilities still leave much to be desired, his efforts defensively make up for his lack of output on the other side of the ball. Putting Davis into the Raptors lineup as a pure shot-blocker and board snatcher will fit his style perfectly.