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Festus Ezeli
Festus Ezeli
Position: C
Born: 10/21/89
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Salary: $7,400,000
Ezeli never played in his first season with the Blazers. He had cadaver ligament replacement surgery on his left knee on March 7. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder has not been told who the donor was, but through his doctor he can give a letter to the family, who can then decide whether they want to meet him. Ezeli is hopeful they will want to after he gives the letter to his doctor during a follow-up appointment on May 7. “I’m actually working on my letter right now because I really do want to meet them,” Ezeli told The Undefeated this past week. “I have no clue who I got it from. It had to be a big person. There are so many different requirements to getting the cadaver. It was kind of crazy. It had to be a big person, about my weight and size, so that I could handle my weight as I play basketball. The person had to be young so it’s not brittle. And there’s all these different restrictions.
Storyline: Festus Ezeli Injury
Ezeli said he passed a physical before signing a two-year, $15.2 million deal with the Blazers last offseason after averaging career highs of 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 16.7 minutes per game during the 2015-16 season. Ezeli said he “felt good” entering training camp and believed he could give the Blazers a much-needed rim protector, rebounder and post scorer. Blazers coach Terry Stotts was excited about what he saw during a scrimmage.