Veteran big man Ed Davis received a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. A source tells cleveland.com that coach J.B. Bickerstaff pushed for the acquisition of the 32-year-old Davis, known around the league as one of the best locker-room guys and mentors.
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How long Davis remains on the roster is uncertain at this point, but he’s expected to fill the last spot to start the year, giving the Cavaliers more frontcourt depth — and another trusted voice that can help guide this young roster.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs are signing forward Ed Davis to a contract; Also signing Justin James to their training camp roster.
Orazio Cauchi: Serbian side Partizan Belgrade is showing interest in NBA free agent big man Ed Davis, according to a source. Davis spent this last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 2 points and 5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed center/forward Ed Davis, forward Jeff Green and guard Emmanuel Mudiay. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.
Tony Jones: The signings of Jeff green, Emmanuel Mudiay and Ed Davis are imminent, League Sources tell The Athletic
Bobby Marks: Utah used $2.7M in cap space and split it between: Miye One, Stanton Kidd and William Howard. Each were signed to a three-year pact with a partial on Kidd and Howard. Expect Ed Davis, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jeff Green now to sign.
Tony Jones: The Jazz aren’t completely done making moves, but this is the core of the team. There are roster spots to fill, but it’s going to come at the edges….Ed Davis was brought in to primarily play the 5 spot
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Ed Davis has agreed to a two-year, $10M with the Utah Jazz, CAA agent Aaron Mintz tells ESPN.
While waiting for free agency, the 30-year-old center picked up where he left off last season, working on his game with player development coach Travon Bryant. Davis has been at Brooklyn’s HSS Training Center working out and has seen Nets GM Sean Marks nearly every day. He also realizes that his time as a regular at the complex is potentially coming to a close as he considers his free agent priorities. “First is the money,” Davis said after participating in a Jr. NBA clinic and NBA Cares project to benefit service men and women at Basketball City on Wednesday. “Then, two is fit. Then, if it’s a playoff team or a non-playoff team or an old team or young team. Whatever fits best for you. The last thing I guess is the city, but for sure a guy like me is definitely the money for sure.
Heading into free agency, the Nets have Davis’ Non-Bird Rights and his cap hold is $5.3 million. “Hopefully I get a pay raise,” Davis said. “Don’t we all want a pay raise? I’ve been talking to my agent, and we’ll see what’s going to happen in July. Hopefully, I’m back in Brooklyn. But if not, I definitely enjoyed my time there, and I appreciate every minute that I had in Brooklyn. I’m still working out there every day right now. We’ll see what happens. It’s a business. You know how it goes.”
Ed Davis, who earned $4.4 million this season, is looking to cash in as one of the league’s best backup centers ranking third in rebound percentage (22) and defensive rebound percentage (30.7), and fifth in offensive rebound percentage (13.5). The 29-year-old center has expressed a desire to remain in Brooklyn long-term, but after earning less than he did the previous three seasons each in Portland, he’ll command a pay raise. Of the three unrestricted free agents, Davis is likely to draw the most interest around the league. “Me personally, I would love to be back,” Davis said. “But y’all know how free agency works. Sean, they’re going to go after the top free agents as they should, and then however it goes, if everybody else falls in line, that’s just how it works and we’ll see what happens.”
“I’m at a point in my career where I don’t want to keep bouncing around,” Davis told The Athletic. “This is my fifth team. I’ve got a wife and kids. They like it here. It’s close to home, so hopefully, when the season is over, we can figure something out and make something work.”
Brian Lewis: Ed Davis, on a one-year deal, wants to be back w/ the #Nets next season: “Honestly, I think about free agency; but I try to live in the moment…Obviously I want to be back. I said that so hopefully it works out in the summer.”
Brian Lewis: The #Nets make their signing of Ed Davis official. #nba
Damian Lillard: Fa Eva Eva my dog smh… @Ed Davis
Jay Allen: Ed Davis on impending free agency: “Honestly, I have no clue. I have no clue.” But says he wants to be here: “100%”
Jay Allen: Ed Davis says he hasn’t gotten any indication from the Blazers about possible plans to bring him back next season. Says he plans to inquire during his upcoming exit interview today.
Joe Freeman: Davis has not yet met with Neil Olshey or Terry Stotts for his exit interview. What will he say when he does? “(There’s) nothing on my mind I want to say. Definitely have some questions about my future and just see the feedback I can get.”
Davis feels he has found a home in Portland and would like to sign a new deal here. “I really enjoy the organization, the teammates and the coaching staff,” he says. And the fans? “I don’t even have to speak on that,” he says. “It’s the best fan base in the NBA. They support us when we win and when we struggle, that’s for sure. They’re the best. I appreciate them having our backs.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Ed Davis is finalizing a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Lakers free agent Ed Davis has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with Portland, sources tell RealGM.
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.
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.”
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December 1, 2021 | 3:33 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: As I just reported on NBA Today with host @Malika Andrews: Suns star Devin Booker is expected to miss a few games with his left hamstring injury, per sources. It’s considered minor, and Suns plan to err on side of caution with a long way to go for a team with title hopes.
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Marc Stein: The Heat announce that Bam Adebayo will require surgery and is out indefinitely after sustaining a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com