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Lakers Rumors: Free agent forward Ed Davis agrees to two-year contract with L.A.


The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with free agent forward Ed Davis, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports.

Davis will reportedly sign a two-year, $2 million deal. The second year will be a player option, according to Wojnarowski.

The Toronto Raptors drafted Davis with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft, though they traded him in the Rudy Gay deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. At the time, Davis was thought to be a key piece of the deal, though he struggled to earn minutes in Memphis.

However, at just 25-year-old and on such a low-salary deal, the Lakers really have nothing to lose by taking on Davis, who won an NCAA championship at North Carolina in 2009.

The 6’10” Davis averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in just 15.2 minutes per game last season while shooting 53 percent from the field.

Overall, at this point in free agency and on this kind of contract, Davis is an excellent signing for the purple and gold.

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Written by Ross Pickering

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