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Ed Davis | Center/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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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."
Davis has expressed a desire to return with the Lakers but a lucrative offer elsewhere could be enough to pry him loose, especially with L.A. focused on high-profile big men like LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan. Davis' FT shooting takes a heavy toll in fantasy leagues, but in the right situation he could be useful for FG percentages, rebounding and shot-blocking. Jul 1 - 3:20 AM

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Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

The Lakers want Ed Davis to return to Los Angeles next season according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.

Davis has said multiple times that he would like to return to the Lakers, and it appears that the feeling is mutual. Davis will be a free agent this summer and is expected to command a substantial raise, but the Lakers will likely pursue other big-name free agents such as Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge first.
Jun 27 - 10:15 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis has opted out of the last year of his deal.

He's 26 years old and will look for a long-term deal this summer. Davis has said he definitely wants to come back to the Lakers, but it may not be mutual with the Lakers likely to be after a host of big men in free agency.
Jun 24 - 7:50 PM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis, who is set to become a free agent this summer, said that he definitely wants to return to the Lakers next season.

"I definitely want to be back," Davis told 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." A league source said that Davis will likely seek a two or three-year deal worth $7-8 million annually, or a one year deal worth $9-10 million so that he could strike gold again when the cap increases in 2016. Davis averaged 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game through 23 minutes of action this past season, so he shouldn't have any problem securing a hefty raise.
Jun 20 - 10:57 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis said that he hopes to return with the Lakers next season.

Davis said that he will not be chasing money during free agency, and he'd rather just land in an ideal situation where he's "comfortable," and with a coaching staff that "trusts" and "believes" in him. He also said he will spend the offseason working on his free throw shooting (career 56.6 percent free throw shooter) and midrange jumper. Davis is certainly a talented player, and he made improvements this season posting averages of 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game through 23 minutes of action. If he could get his minutes closer to the 30s, he'd be a nightly double-double threat, with the chance to post elite shot blocking totals.
Apr 16 - 3:17 PM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

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.

The Lakers and/or Byron Scott don't really seem like they want to unleash them, but if they remain as banged up as they are right now then he should see similar minutes on Wednesday against the Kings.
Apr 14 - 4:30 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

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.

Davis has been yanked around Byron Scott's rotation this season but he could earn big minutes by default if Wes Johnson (ankle) can't play on Monday. Scott could also dust off Jordan Hill or Carlos Boozer, of course, and we'll await updates on Johnson's status before projecting Davis' role over L.A.'s final two games.
Apr 13 - 12:13 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Davis has been hit-or-miss for a while now and anybody considering him is doing it at their own risk.
Apr 11 - 4:17 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

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.

Byron Scott ran with an eight-man rotation, resulting in DNP-CDs for both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer, which thrust Davis into enough minutes for his sixth double-double of the season. Davis himself received three DNPs bridging late March and early April, so anyone who picks him up does so at their own risk.
Apr 9 - 12:36 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis played 23 minutes off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, posting seven points, 11 rebounds and one assist without any defensive stats.

Byron Scott excoriated his team this weekend, urging them to show some effort on the court, but tonight's game suggests that Davis will hang onto his role while Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer rack up DNP-CDs down the stretch. Unfortunately, the uncertainty of Davis' role makes him a huge gamble in standard leagues.
Apr 8 - 1:30 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis once again played 12 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, as coach Byron Scott opted to deploy Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill ahead of him in the first half.

There's no rhyme or reason to Scott's rotations, other than to lose games. Davis, Boozer (nine points in 16 minutes) and Hill (two points in 13 minutes) are simply impossible to use with confidence in fantasy leagues. There are more reliable options on all but the most barren waiver wires.
Apr 6 - 12:10 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis played 12 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, one rebound and one steal.

He played the entire fourth quarter, but the Lakers were only down 11 to start that frame. In other words, garbage time isn't as big of a factor here. Regardless, steering clear of this mess is the way to go in fantasy right now.
Apr 4 - 3:08 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis sat out his third straight game for the Lakers on Wednesday.

Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are playing, and it's impossible to tell when Davis will get back in the mix. Which is a shame, because he was looking like a decent play until the end of the season before Boozer was back in action.
Apr 2 - 2:49 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis was not happy about sitting out of Sunday's loss to the Nets.

He has every right to be mad. "Honestly, I don't like it. I didn't ask to sit out or anything. I wanted to play 82 games this year." Davis signed a one-year contract (with an option) and confirmed he'll hit free agency, so he wants to show what he can do. The Lakers have tried to manipulate his value by limiting his playing time, but it may already be too late for that.
Mar 30 - 9:56 AM
Ed Davis - F/C - Lakers

Ed Davis confirmed on Sunday that he will turn down his $1.1 million player option to test the free agent market this summer.

Davis will easily earn a more substantial deal in free agency so this comes as no surprise. He also said that "didn't ask to sit out" on Sunday, when he picked up a DNP-CD, and would have preferred to play. "I wanted to play all 82," he said. "I'm going to support the guys and be there, stay professional and stay ready." Davis should be back in the lineup on Monday, which unfortunately casts doubt on the availability of Jordan Hill.
Source: L.A. Times
Mar 30 - 1:12 AM

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