Wait almost over for Raptors' Davis

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

TORONTO - A week in the D-League was enough for both the Raptors and, we can safely assume, Ed Davis.

The No. 13 overall selection in last June’s draft will make his regular-season NBA debut on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards after being recalled from the Erie Bayhawks of the development league.

Davis played exactly 35 minutes over two games for the Bayhawks averaging 10 points a night and five rebounds while being whistled for just one foul over those two contests.

While the 171/2 minutes a night had to be disappointing for the Raptors brass who wanted to get Davis a real workout to prepare for his expected return, the lone foul at least suggests that Davis can be effective both on the boards and scoring without getting into foul trouble.

That’s a concern for head coach Jay Triano with Reggie Evans out and both Amir Johnson and Joey Dorsey prone to early fouls.

Peja Stojakovic, the 6-foot-10 forward who normally plays the three, was an option to move to power forward until a swollen left knee took him out of the mix and forced him to sit out on Sunday.

Stojakovic did not practice on Monday either, although Triano said the swelling has reduced.

Davis is expected to see floor time on Wednesday, but a Stojakovic absence would increase that playing time.


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