Apr 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) goes up for a lay up while defended by Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) during the second quarter at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Davis agrees to two-year, $2 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to be a major player in free agency. They had a discussion with LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, and reportedly made a big impact. They also met with New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony.

However, James chose to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers while Anthony re-signed with the Knicks.

The Lakers have a made few moves, re-signing big man Jordan Hill and swing man Nick Young and now they have added another player to their roster.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies’ big man Ed Davis have agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal.

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. The Grizzlies had to make a decision on both of their power forward. Once they inked starter Zach Randolph to a two-year, $20 million extension, Davis’ time in Memphis was inevitably going to come to an end. However, getting just $2 million over two years seems a bit strange. Of course, if Davis performs well in a larger role with the Lakers, he can opt out of his deal after next season.

Davis 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.

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