The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis to a two-year, $2 million contract with a player option for the 2015-2016 season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Davis played for the Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game.
The 6'10 forward adds depth to the Lakers frontcourt. Los Angeles has now re-signed Jordan Hill, drafted Julius Randle and signed Davis. Second-year big man Ryan Kelly has not signed a contract to return to Los Angeles yet
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Davis was drafted with the 13th-overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors, but was sent to the Grizzlies in the trade that landed Rudy Gay in Toronto. The Lakers add another strong rebounder to their frontcourt rotation who can battle in the low-post, and will likely play at both frontcourt positions.
The contract is favorable for both sides, as the Lakers are paying just $1 million per year for a productive 25-year-old big man and Davis can opt-out should he have a strong season in Los Angeles.