Mar 1, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tar Heel Ed Davis Signs with L.A. Lakers

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.

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.

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.

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.

But Zach Lowe said it best in that earlier tweet: It is a weird market.

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