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Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers
Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers

Forward/center Ed Davis will opt out of the second year of his deal with the Lakers before July, foregoing $1.1 million for a shot at a bigger contract. "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.  In 79 games this season, the five-year NBA veteran averaged career highs in scoring (8.3 points a game), rebounding (7.6), blocked shots (1.2), assists (1.2) and field-goal percentage (60.1%) "That's always been a strength of mine, just...

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