Davis will get Wednesday's preseason game against the Raptors off for rest, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. Coach Kenny Atkinson reportedly wants to give run to Kenneth Faried in his Nets debut, so there's little reason for Davis to suit up. Davis will presumably return for Friday's preseason finale against the Knicks.
Davis and the Nets agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.4 million contract Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Davis spent the last three years in Portland, and he appeared in 78 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 5.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game. The North Carolina product worked exclusively off the bench, and he'll likely have a chance to step into a more significant role with the Nets, though he'll have to contend with Jarrett Allen and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for minutes.
Davis supplied six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds and one block across 20 minutes in Portland's 97-95 loss to the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Davis was unsurprisingly dominant on the glass in his usual bench role, churning out the kind of effort he often did during the regular season. While his contributions often fly under the radar to an extent given the performances of some of his more dynamic teammates, the veteran's defensive presence and savvy are a key component of the Blazers' second unit. He'll look to generate a similar caliber of production in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Davis (ankle) was held scoreless (0-1 FG) in an 88-82 loss to the Nuggets on Monday but did haul in five rebounds over 15 minutes. The veteran returned after a four-game absence and provided his typically solid presence down low. Davis' leadership and rebounding prowess should both prove particularly valuable during the Blazers' postseason quest.
Davis (ankle) is not on the injury report for Monday's game against the Nuggets, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. Monday was the targeted return date Davis was originally given, and he'll officially be good to go after a four-game absence. Expect Davis to play his usual limited role off the bench behind Jusuf Nurkic on Monday.
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