Setback for Raps' Davis

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:09 AM ET

Raptors rookie Ed Davis has suffered the first setback of his NBA career.

But relax Raptor fans, though Davis is in some discomfort, it only appears to be a minor knee ailment that is causing him a problem.

According to the team, Davis: "Is experiencing some soreness in his knee and is being evaluated."

The big man injured his knee in an informal scrimmage Wednesday night.

Players such as Davis, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson have been scrimmaging and working out together on-and-off for several months.

Training camp kicks off in Toronto on Sept. 27th before the team heads to Vancouver to start its pre-season schedule.

Davis was selected out of North Carolina with the 13th pick of the NBA draft.

He had been considered a likely top-10 pick after his freshman season, but his stock slipped when a wrist injury cut his sophomore campaign well short. He was leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in blocked shots and field goal percentage and was second in rebounding before being shut down.

Davis looked strong for the Raptors in summer league play considering how long his wrist injury had kept him out of action.

In other club news, the team inked swingman Ronald Dupree to an unguaranteed contract and invited him to training camp.

Dupree, an NBA journeyman, suited up for the Raptors'summer league outfit.


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