Analysis of all deals from Day 2 of NBA Free Agency
Last year we had released a Winners and Losers edition for Week 1 of the NBA Free Agency but this year Day 1 had so many deals going down that we had to release a Winners and Losers edition for just Day 1. Although Day 2 did have big and surprising deals going down, it didn't and couldn't compete with all that went down on Day 1. Nonetheless, despite it being a duller affair Day 2 had its deal to show for and we are here to present to you an analysis on them.Here is the analysis of all deals from Day 2 of NBA Free Agency:You can also find out what happened on the opening day here:
#7 Ed Davis agrees to deal with Portland
The Portland Trailblazers have made a smart move signing forward Ed Davis with them. It gives them a flexibility of having a deep and strong front line if LaMarcus Aldridge returns and if he doesn’t this deal gives them a player at power forward who can be big on the boards. The deal both parties have agreed to is a 3 year 20 million dollar deal.
The franchise has a 5 million dollar team option available on Chris Kaman that they could use to clear some cap space. Signing Davis continues the teams rebuilding process to go young that have added young center Mason Plumlee from the Brooklyn Nets, forward Noah Vonleh and guard Gerald Henderson in a trade from Charlotte Hornets for Nicolas Batum. Including Al-Farouq Aminu who the franchise agreed to a deal with yesterday, the team looks good with a corner stone in Damin Lillard to build around.
Last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Davis averaged 8.3 points, a career high 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 79 games played. He was selected 13th overall in the 2010 Draft by the Toronto Raptors and has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies. Portland can’t officially sign Davis till July 9th, when the Free Agency moratorium ends.