• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Trailblazers' Ed Davis: Picks up five points, seven rebounds

    Davis recorded five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, and two blocked shots over 16 minutes in Monday's preseason win over the Jazz.Davis brought plenty of energy coming off the Blazers' bench, though he was a tad too aggressive at times with four fouls. The 6-foot-10 big man has bounced around the league over the last six seasons, but he should find a role in the Blazers' frontcourt rotation after the team noticed several personnel losses during the offseason. Davis and Noah Vonleh are expected to serve as the top two bigs off the bench behind presumptive starters Meyers Leonard and Mason Plumlee.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Blazers sign Ed Davis on Thursday

    The Trail Blazers made the Ed Davis signing official Thursday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but previous reports indicated the contract was worth $20 million over three years. "Ed's ability to impact the game from both the center and power forward positions will provide us with the opportunity to utilize his length, athleticism and rim protection from multiple areas of the floor," Neil Olshey said, president of basketball operations for the Blazers.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Trail Blazers to sign PF Ed Davis

    According to a report from Yahoo Sports, the Trail Blazers will sign former Lakers forward Ed Davis to a three-year, $20 million contract. Davis had a breakout campaign for the Lakers in his fifth NBA campaign, averaging a career-high 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in 79 games last season. He opted out of his contract at the end of the season, setting the stage for a big pay day. According to the report, the Blazers are still trying to re-sign forward LaMarcus Aldridge, and Davis could provide depth if Aldridge stays or a new starter at the position if Aldridge leaves.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Lakers forward Ed Davis opts out of contract

    As expected, Lakers forward Ed Davis has decided to opt out of his contract, according to BasketballInsiders.com. Davis had previously said he planned to opt out of the contract and become a free agent. In 79 games last season, David averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ed Davis plans to opt out, hopes to return to Lakers

    Lakers forward Ed Davis plans to opt out of his $1.1 million player option this week. Davis hopes to get a long-term contract, and he hopes it will be with the Lakers. "I definitely want to be back," Davis told the 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." Davis averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Lakers last year, both career highs.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    PF Ed Davis seeks improvement to be 'in a great situation'

    Power forward Ed Davis has already played for three teams in his five-year career and could very well make it four. After all, he has already declared his intention to test the free agent market. But he also knows he must make himself attractive to potential suitors. So he plans on working to better his game. "I still have a lot to prove," he told ESPN. "I want to improve my free throw shooting and my shot ... I'm going to put in a lot of work this summer." Davis did indeed struggle finding the bottom of the net at the line for the Lakers this year. He hit just 48.7 percent of his foul shots. Coming off a season in which he averaged career-highs in points (8.3) and rebounds (7.6), he is expressing modest professional desires. "I'm not out here to chase money," he said via the Los Angeles Daily News. "I just want to be in a great situation."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Lakers forward Ed Davis to opt for free agency this offseason

    Lakers forward Ed Davis is not happy with his role. So much so, he said Sunday he intends to test free agency this summer, according to the L.A. Times. "Honestly, I don't like it," Davis said before Sunday's game. "I didn't ask to sit out or anything. I wanted to play 82 games this year. But, you know, it's not my decision." Davis is averaging 8.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in 71 games this season. "Like I said, I wanted to play all 82," he said. "I'm going to support the guys and be there, stay professional and stay ready."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers' Jordan Hill will play Sunday; Boozer, Davis to sit

    After missing the last three games to allow younger players to receive more playing time, Lakers center Jordan Hill will be available to play in Sunday's game at Brooklyn, the team announced. While Hill will play Sunday, forwards Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis will sit out to rest. The Lakers are 7 1/2-point underdogs.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly will start for Lakers Tuesday

    The Lakers will juggle their starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Thunder, giving guard Jeremy Lin his first start since a December demotion and moving forward Ryan Kelly into the first five, per the Daily News. Lin has played well of late, including a season-high 29 point performance against the 76ers on Sunday. He started 20 games this season, but was benched due to a lack of consistency. "It's a matter of him going out and doing it, and the last couple weeks, he's had some really good games," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. Kelly will receive his first start since March 6. It had been speculated that Ed Davis might move into the starting lineup, but Scott said things will be re-evaluated after the team's five-game road swing.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Lakers forwards Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black could start Tuesday in OKC

    The L.A. Times reports that forwards Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are expected to start for the Lakers Tuesday at Oklahoma City.Both Kelly (20 of 38) and Tarik (25 of 49) have started a little more than half of the games they've played for the Lakers this season.Also reported Monday by the L.A. Daily News, guard Jeremy Lin and forward Ed Davis may also get the start Tuesday as well.The Lakers are 11-point underdogs against the Thunder.