Ed Davis isn't playing full-court basketball yet, but that's coming soon. The Trail Blazers open training camp for the 2017-18 season Sept. 25, and the veteran forward expects to be full-bore after recovering from arthroscopic surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. "The surgery and rehab went well," the 6-10, 240-pound southpaw says. "I'm glad I got the surgery done. I gave it my all this summer. I'll come into camp 100 percent. I'm good to go." Davis' last game of the 2016-17 season came Feb. 23, when he played 13 minutes in a 112-103 win over Orlando. He missed the rest of the season, undergoing the knife on March 7. For the past two weeks, most of the Blazers have been in Portland and have convened for regular pickup games and workout sessions at the Tualatin training facility. Davis hasn't played in the pickup games, but it's mostly for precautionary purposes. "Being immobilized for so long and then working your way back is a process," says Davis, 28. "But I've been able to do pretty much everything since mid-July. I'll be fully ready by the start of camp." Davis came to Portland in 2015 after signing a three-year, $20-million free-agent contract. He had a big first season, averaging 6.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 20.8 minutes off the bench, shooting a team-high .611 from the field and providing rim presence at the defensive end.
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Portland Tribune | Sep 15