Only an hour into NBA free agency, the Brooklyn Nets agreed to a deal with Portland big man Ed Davis. The veteran will get a bigger opportunity while hoping to build a stable future in Brooklyn.
Nets general manager Sean Marks has not announced whether his deal will be under a bi-annual exception, but it most likely will be.
Shortly after the official signing, the Brooklyn Nets took to Twitter to welcome their new big. Brooklyn’s new big will wear No. 17 next season.
When Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news regarding Davis signing with Brooklyn, the move stunned not only Nets fans but his former Trail Blazer teammates.
First it was Damian Lillard, who was heartbroken — to say the least — over the move.
Following up on Lillard’s tweet came his backcourt star teammate, CJ McCollum.
This leads to the question; of why Portland did not re-sign Davis? Well, Portland could not afford to re-sign the big man right away, which triggered Brooklyn to quickly zoom in and snag him off the market.
The Trail Blazers and their fans will miss Davis’ impact off the bench. He brought instant offense and solid defense but his opportunities were limited.
Now in Brooklyn, Ed Davis looks to not only get a bigger role but prove he is here to stay. Staying with an NBA team is something Davis has had trouble doing in his nine years as a NBA player. Let’s take a look at his NBA travels.