Should The Toronto Raptors Bring Back Ed Davis?

Ed Davis was a popular player on some truly terrible Toronto Raptors teams from 2010 to 2013. An athletic big man that could rebound, block shots and finish around the rim, but wasn’t changing the fact his team couldn’t win. The soon-to-be 26-year-old did average 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 23.3 minutes while shooting an impressive 60.1 percent from the field with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis will opt out of contract, but hopes to return to Lakers

There weren't many bright spots during a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play of Ed Davis in the frontcourt was certainly one of them. Davis played so well, in fact, that he's confident he'll find the free agent market to be a little friendlier than it was this past offseason, where he was only able to land a two-year deal at the league minimum with a player option...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Who Would Bolster the Miami Heat’s Depth

As the Miami Heat venture into the offseason following an injury-riddled 2014-2015 regular season, it’s very clear that this team needs to address its roster depth, among other issues, before the 2015-16 season begins. Assuming they re-sign their potential starters, who all return healthy before the season starts, here is what Miami’s starting lineup should look like: If this...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Rejected Multi-Year Offer From Grizzlies Last Offseason

Ed Davis turned down a multi-year offer from the Memphis Grizzlies last offseason and ended up signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a minimum deal. Davis fired his agent and is preparing for free agency again after having a productive season with the Lakers. The market for power forwards who don't shoot three-pointers or protect the rim has diminished in recent seasons.
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis not happy about having to take ‘rest’ days

With their sights set on next season, the Lakers are in the process of giving younger players on the roster extended minutes to see how they may fit into future plans. Among the players who don’t fit into that category are veterans Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. Boozer last saw game action on March 22,...Read More
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The LA Free Agent Dream

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. As I assume that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be giving Jordan Hill the second season of his 2 year, 18 million dollar contract and Ed Davis won’t play for his 1 million dollar option, the Lakers will have only 38 million on their cap for next season, meaning that they have...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Nash admits playing career likely over

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports There haven’t been many better point guards in NBA history than Steve Nash, and it has been sad to see the way that injuries have dominated the end of his career. Chronic back pain has held him back since he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and it is almost guaranteed that we have seen the last of Nash on an NBA court. Nash hadn’t come out...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: We can’t jeopardize future just to win in Kobe Bryant’s final year

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that the team will not chase a title in Kobe Bryant’s final season by bringing in veterans. “I do know if you have picks and you have financial flexibility, there are a lot of ways to improve your team quickly,” Kupchak said. “I can’t sit here and say that’s what we’re planning...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I can’t say this is the end of my era’

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Despite being out for the season after undergoing surgery on a torn right rotator cuff, retirement isn’t on the mind of Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 36, said in an interview with NBA TV that he’s inspired by the success of the veteran-laiden San Antonio Spurs, and doesn’t plan to retire. “I can’t say it is the end” Bryant told NBA TV. “I...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley played drunk after hearing he got traded to Lakers

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, former NBA great Charles Barkley revealed that at one point in 1992 he was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Lakers. Barkley told SI’s Richard Deitsch that he was so excited about the trade that he started celebrating at lunch. “It was going crazy for two weeks so I knew it would come down to Portland, [the] Lakers...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Kobe should threaten the Lakers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson said Tuesday that he doubts Jim Buss can turn around the team, which enters Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a 13-38 record. “Jim is trying to do it himself and trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision that my dad gave me the reins,” Johnson said Tuesday on ESPN’s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis To Decline $1M Player Option For 15-16

Ed Davis said he has decided to decline his player option, worth around $1 million, for next season. Davis still hopes to secure a future with the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’m hoping for a long-term deal,” said Davis, who has until June 25 before formally deciding his move. “I’d love to return here. I know this will turn around eventually.” Davis has switched agents from...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis To Opt-Out Of Contract, Become Free Agent This Summer

No surprise here. In an interview with Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Lakers big man Ed Davis said he is planning to opt-out of his deal this summer in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Davis will then attempt to secure a longterm deal, either with the Lakers or elsewhere, though his preference is reportedly to stay in Los Angeles: “I’m hoping for a long-term...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson showing major potential for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Missouri Tiger point guard Jordan Clarkson with the 46th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He was a very talented college point guard, but there were split opinions on whether or not he would be able to translate his game to the NBA. That being said, over the last two games with consistent minutes and a prominent role he has begun showing major...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant out approximately nine months

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant underwent a successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn rotator cuff. Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans will be out for approximately nine months. “I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and if all goes as expected, he...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant wanted to play with Michael Jordan in Washington

More than a decade ago, Kobe Bryant wanted to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and play for the Washington Wizards, to play alongside one of his idols, Michael Jordan, according to a Washington Post report.  “That’s true,” Bryant told the Post. “A long time ago? Yeah.” The plans to leave L.A. went away when then-Wizards owner Abe Pollin parted ways with Jordan in 2003...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers: Kobe Bryant will be examined Monday, decision on surgery made then

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that team doctors have confrimed that Kobe Bryant has a significant tear in the rotator cuff. But Bryant will still need to be examined Monday to determine if he needs surgery. LAL team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo confirmed the diagnosis of a torn rotator cuff for Kobe Bryant and discussed options with...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in the second half of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans. From the Lakers: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in the second half of last night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, had an MRI exam today in San Antonio. Preliminary...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe on being friends with LeBron: ‘It’s really unnatural’

  Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant were laughing, jawing and competing with each other throughout Thursday night’s game at the Staples Center. James had 36 points, five assists and five rebounds to lead the Cavs to a 109-102 victory.  Bryant finished the night with 19 points, 17 assists and six rebounds. The 30-year-old James...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Ed Davis showing lots of improvement

Out of all of the players the Los Angeles Lakers managed to acquire through offseason moves, the signing of young, journeyman forward Ed Davis probably wasn’t one that raised eyebrows one way or the other. His career statistics aren’t wowing, as he has averaged pedestrian numbers at best up to this point (career averages of 7.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game). One...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Price, Davis added to starting lineup

After starting out hot last week with wins against the Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered two consecutive blowout losses against two teams with strong backcourts and point guard play in the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics. In these losses, starting point guard Jeremy Lin was severely outplayed by his star opponents, including being...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis takes NBA scoring lead from Kobe in Pelicans' win over Lakers

  Anthony Davis scored 23 points to overtake Kobe Bryant for the NBA scoring lead, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing streak that included a 27-point drubbing by the Warriors on Thursday...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Ed Davis to replace Carlos Boozer in starting lineup?

The Los Angeles Lakers have the worst defense in the league, allowing 114.7 points per 100 possessions this season. It has led to a 1-9 start, one of the worst starts in franchise history. It appears coach Byron Scott is on the verge of tinkering with his starting lineup, which could lead to Ed Davis finally starting over veteran Carlos Boozer.Image by Eric Drost, via Wikimedia...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each added 17 points. Kobe Bryant scored 33 on 10-of-28 shooting, one night after setting the...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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