Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward Ed Davis has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, per media reports. Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news.
Yahoo Source: Free agent forward Ed Davis reaches agreement on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. http://t.co/aEouCafRCI
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014
Davis has played four seasons in the NBA, two and a half with the Toronto Raptors and one and a half with the Memphis Grizzlies. Davis averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in Toronto for the first half of the 2012-13 season with the Raptors, but was traded in mid-season and never took off in Memphis playing behind Zack Randolph and Marc Gasol. His career stats are 6.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 20.8 minutes and a .542 field goal percentage.
In Los Angeles, Davis will be teaming up with former Tar Heel point guard Kendall Marshall.
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) July 17, 2014
Zach Lowe and Kevin Pelton, two of the NBA’s brightest pundits, both agree signing Davis for just two million dollars over two years of the contract was a steal by the Lakers.
Can’t really think of any reason Ed Davis should get such a small contract. Great signing by the Lakers. Bizarre market. — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 17, 2014
Add Ed Davis to your list of the summer’s best contracts. — Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) July 17, 2014
Just last week, the Lakers payed nine million a season for Jordan Hill. Now, they get Davis, who is arguably better than Hill, for a much cheaper price of a million dollars a season. John Schuhmann agrees that that is a little funny.
So the Lakers paid $18M/2 for Jordan Hill & $2M/2 for Ed Davis?
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) July 17, 2014
But Zach Lowe said it best in that earlier tweet: It is a weird market.