Lakers reach deal with Ed Davis, former first-round draft pick

 

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt.

Davis, 25, averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds last season in 15.2 minutes a game for the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 13th pick in the 2010 draft had career highs of 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Toronto Raptors in 2012-13. He holds a player option for the second year of the contract.

The Lakers now effectively have 10 players on their roster - Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, Jordan Hill, Nick Young, Robert Sacre, Kendall Marshall, Jordan Clarkson and Davis.

Of those 10, four are big men: Randle, Hill, Sacre and Davis.

Marshall and Clarkson currently hold non-guaranteed contracts, though Clarkson has played well on the Lakers' summer-league team and is a virtual lock to make the team next season. Marshall would be back at a relatively inexpensive $915,243, far below the league average of about $5.5 million.

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