Raptors power forward Ed Davis and the Raptors' 2011 first-round pick, Jonas Valanciunas, have similar tasks ahead of them. Both are promising NBA players, Davis a little further along that path based on the season under his belt, but both require a bit of a body overhaul. Valanciunas will spend the next year with his Lithuanian professional team adding some mass to the 240 pounds that is stretched over his 7-foot frame. Ask the Lithuanian what he needs to work on and it becomes quite clear that beefing up is high on his list followed closely by his low post game and his shot. Davis has already begun his own transformation, dropping unnecessary body fat and adding on about five or six pounds of good NBA muscle since the season ended. Following a few days in Toronto where he worked out with a handful of teammates, Davis has a trip to Los Angeles planned where he will continue the off-season plan to bulk up with the aid of trainers and a dietician. Perhaps as much as coming back a little bigger, Davis has another goal.
Raptors' Davis gives Big V advice
Toronto Sun | Jun 25