Mar 24, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis (32) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham (33) as Grizzlies center Kosta Koufus (41) looks on during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Will the Memphis Grizzlies keep Ed Davis?


One of the surprises for the Memphis Grizzlies this season was power forward Ed Davis. Despite never knowing when he was going to play, Davis helped keep the Grizzlies afloat as they suffered through injury after injury.

If Zach Randolph opts out of the final year of his contract, which most expect him to do, the team will likely have a big decision to make because his backup, Ed Davis, will be a restricted free agent.

The Grizzlies are likely going to wait and see what kind of offers he gets and see if they believe it is worth it to match the offer sheet he signs.

The inconsistent playing time Davis received in his first full season in Memphis would suggest that there is a measure of uncertainty within the organization whether the former Toronto draftee really is the ready-made replacement for Z-Bo (if necessary) he’s been billed by some to be.

The safe bet, though, is that Davis’ agent, Rob Pelinka, will be able to generate an offer sheet in free agency that comes in higher than Memphis was hoping to spend on the 24-year-old. Stay tuned.

Davis averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.

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