Boozer praised young bigs Julius Randle and Ed Davis ("studs"). Versatility is key to Boozer, as all have to be open to diff. lineups.
I’d ideally like to see Ed Davis split minutes at center with Jordan Hill. We need Robert Sacre to energize the bench and crowd next season.
The only real tidbit we got from Mitch Kupchak was that he wore the same # as Ed Davis (21) when Kup was at North Carolina
Was Ed Davis guaranteed playing time to get him to sign the discount $1m deal? "Not at all. I think it’s tough to say that without a coach"
Ed Davis should have picked 23 to make it easier for Lakers fans to recruit Anthony Davis in 2020.
If Ed Davis plays center - Lakers won't be big - but they could be athletic -- remember not a lot of true centers these days anyway in NBA
Ed Davis talked about defense, learning from both Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph
Mitch Kupchak introduced Ed Davis and then quickly slipped out - so no updates from the Lakers GM on coach, or lack thereof
Ed Davis presser is complete - if Davis is going to play some 5 as he suggested - he's not especially tall/big for a 4
Ed Davis: See role? I can play both positions, 4 and 5.
Mitch Kupchak upon presenting Ed Davis with his No. 21 jersey: "That was my college number at North Carolina"
Ed Davis fun fact: His father Terry Davis played 10 years in the NBA. LAL now has 3 players w/ dads who played pro sports (Kobe, Sacre)
Mitch Kupchak is here to introduce Ed Davis, who just signed his contract upstairs. Called Davis a "young player w/a very promising future."
Waiting for Ed Davis, who is 15 minutes late. Let me say that again....
Random thought: LAL can roll out some lefty-heavy lineups this season: Julius Randle, Ed Davis and Xavier Henry are all lefties.
I still can't believe the Lakers were able to sign Ed Davis to a 2-year, $2 million deal (with a player option next season). That's a steal.
Lakers have chosen to celebrate my birthday tomorrow by introducing Ed Davis at 11am
The Lakers will have Rob Pelinka clients this season - Kobe, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer and Wes Johnson - Chris Kaman out to Portland
My understanding is that there was a reasonable market of suitors for Kelly - more than for Wes, Henry, Ed Davis, etc.
Boozer and Ed Davis both have the same agent as Kobe - Pelinka - not shocking Lakers getting both - last year Wes and Kaman Pelinka clients
And the lakers already have Ed Davis?? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH POWER FORWARDS EVERYWHERE!!!!
Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are great value pick ups for the Lakers, but pushing Randle down depth chart is bad for the long-term picture.
From "LeBron AND Melo" to "Jordan Hill, the Swagged One, Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer" in like three weeks.