Ed Davis RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Joe Freeman: Another interesting quote from Ed Davis on #Blazers: “I think there’s a good chance that they’re going to lose LaMarcus and Lopez. I’m going to go out and grind. I’m not shooting a whole bunch of 3s and things like that. But I’m going to grind every night. I’m going to dive for that loose ball, get that extra possession, make a big block. I’m one of those energy guys.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Ed Davis is finalizing a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 4 more rumors
Shams Charania: Lakers free agent Ed Davis has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with Portland, sources tell RealGM.: 4 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Ed Davis confirms via text message that he will join the Portland Trail Blazers on a three-year deal, as @Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Despite the Davis deal, Portland still has the ability to re-sign free agents LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez. If Portland loses Aldridge, Davis gives them a solid power forward. If Aldridge decides to return, Blazers have an even deeper frontline.
The Lakers repeated something to Ed Davis’ representatives on Tuesday night that they have said throughout the course of the 2014-15 season. The Lakers expressed interest in retaining Davis, according to a league source familiar with the situation. He posted career-highs in scoring (8.3 points a game), field-goal percentage (60.1), rebounding (7.6), blocked shots (1.2) and assists (1.2) in his fifth NBA season. Whether that happens, however, remains in question.: 4 more rumors
Four other undisclosed teams also expressed interest in Davis, according to a league source. Although it is not clear which teams reached out, it is possible any of them could offer something more than the Lakers can afford.
Davis declined to outline the terms of his preferred contract in length and dollar amount. But a league source familiar with his thinking said he will seek a two or three-year deal worth $7-8 million a year, or a one-year deal worth $9-10 million. Davis expressed preference for joining a playoff team, which he believes the Lakers will become next season. And Davis sounded eager to make up for lost earnings after experiencing a five-year career that he called “up and down” that he chalked to “bad luck.”: 4 more rumors
Leading up to June 25, Davis will opt out of his $1.1 million player option in hopes for a more lucrative and long-term deal with the Lakers. But once July 1 hits, uncertainty awaits on whether that plan will work. “I definitely want to be back,” Davis said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “With everything being equal, I’m 100 percent going back there. Hopefully that’s the case. But with free agency and all the stuff going on with the draft, you never know how things are going to go.”
While he hopes to return, the Lakers have to get through the NBA draft in June, then the initial star-chasing of free agency in July before turning to Davis. “This is where I want to call home,” said Davis. “The city, the coaching staff, the owners, the [general manager], everything like that — I’m definitely comfortable.”
Forward/center Ed Davis will opt out of the second year of his deal with the Lakers before July, foregoing $1.1 million for a shot at a bigger contract. “I’m going to test free agency,” Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. “Hopefully I’m back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams.”
Ed Davis will exercise his option by June 25 to become an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers’ interest in signing Davis to a long-term deal partly hinges on his market value. But the Lakers and Davis seem open to negotiating.
Speaking of positivity, I have to ask you is there a favorite Nick Young moment for you? Ed Davis: Favorite Nick Young story… [Laughs] That’s a good one right there. Let me think about that. Give me a second…. I don’t have one off the top, but he’s a different dude. He’s a funny dude, but he’s a different dude, man. That’s one thing that I can say about him is he’s always positive. Even with everything that’s going on around him, he always came to practice everyday with a smile on his face, upbeat and never was down, no matter what. Whether he was playing good or struggling, he’s always the same.
SLAM: Even with the injuries this season, you still had a chance to be around guys like Kobe, Steve Nash, Carlos Boozer. That’s a lot of experience and longevity between those three alone. Has there been anything you taken from anyone of them that you can use going forward for the remainder of your career? ED: Once I signed—maybe a week or two after that—we started to work out with Kobe in Orange County. You hear the stories, but to see it up close with how hard he works out being 19 years in., getting in early. This is late July, early August with how hard he’s going and putting his body through these tough workouts. He was beating me up and down the floor in sprints. I’m in my fifth year and he’s in his 19th. His mentality and drive is something that really woke me up.
SLAM: When the Lakers signed you before the start of the season, you had to look at the roster and think that you guys could make a little bit of noise. What were your expectations? Ed Davis: I knew it was going to be an old team with some veteran leadership. At the time, when I signed, we didn’t have a coach. I knew once we got a coach in here and set up that I would have an opportunity to be able to play, help contribute and just try and pick up from where I left off before I was traded from Toronto. I just wanted to show teams that I could play and I’m not a guy that’s going to be at the end of the bench his whole career.
Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says a Golden State Warriors player told the host team’s bench in a spate of trash talk before a 103-100 victory for New Orleans that it would be an easy win for the West’s No. 1 seed. “They came out and said it was going to be a scrimmage game,” Davis said of the Warriors in a TV interview after the game. “We kind of took that personal.” In the locker room, Davis would not publicly elaborate on who the Warriors player was.
Nobody knows better than Boss Davis how the league has moved away from bigs who can’t shoot 3s or protect the rim, to the point that such players are undervalued. He is, now and always, a man without a home. Davis turned down a multiyear contract from Memphis in 2013, per several league sources, only to wind up signing a minimum deal with the Lakers, firing his agent, shooting 61 percent, and prepping for free agency again.
Davis will get a bump from the minimum this summer, but executives agree he should come in well below the midlevel. He’s a good buy-low candidate — someone who could emerge as a solid third big man and start for a loaded team with the right personnel.