Ed Davis, who signed a three-year, $20 million deal with the Blazers, said that he originally desired to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ed Davis officially signed with the Trail Blazers on Thursday.
Ed Davis said that the Lakers wanted him back as an unrestricted free agent, but he didn't want to "wait around" for them to make a decision.
Ed Davis is reportedly finalizing a deal with the Trail Blazers.
The Lakers contacted free agent Ed Davis soon after free agency began, but he's being pursued by several other teams who may "test L.A.'s resolve."
The Lakers want Ed Davis to return to Los Angeles next season according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.
Ed Davis has opted out of the last year of his deal.
Ed Davis, who is set to become a free agent this summer, said that he definitely wants to return to the Lakers next season.
Ed Davis said that he hopes to return with the Lakers next season.
Ed Davis grabbed 14 rebounds off the bench on Monday, but added just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting to his stat line in 22 minutes.
Ed Davis started the second half of Sunday's game at PF, playing 23 minutes to finish with 11 points, five boards, two assists and one block.
Ed Davis scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday.
The Lakers lost their fifth straight game on Wednesday despite Ed Davis providing 15 points, 12 rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench.
Ed Davis played 23 minutes off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, posting seven points, 11 rebounds and one assist without any defensive stats.