Since acquiring star point guard Chris Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers have continued to add veteran talent around in him in an attempt to become a legitimate contender for the NBA title.
After a very productive 2013 offseason, the Clippers fielded their best team yet. The Clippers hired Doc Rivers away from the rebuilding Boston Celtics to replace head coach Vinny Del Negro. They also gave up guard Eric Bledsoe, sending him to the Phoenix Suns to acquire former Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. They finished 57-25 and defeated the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the postseason in seven games before falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six.
As free agency opened, the Clippers contacted former Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Luol Deng and reportedly were interested in speaking with Memphis Grizzlies’ big man Ed Davis.
According to Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times, the Clippers have now reached out to Davis.
Clippers have reached out to free agent forward Ed Davis, sources
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 2, 2014
Jovan Buha of Clipper Blog, Fox Sports and ESPN Los Angeles belives Davis would be an excellent fit.
The more I watch Ed Davis film, the more I think he’d be an awesome fit on the Clips — especially his ability to slip screens into space.
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) July 2, 2014
Davis became an unrestricted free agent after the Grizzlies did not tender him a qualifying offer, which would have made him a restricted free agent. He averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game last season while shooting 53.4% from the field and 52.8% from the free throw line last season.