Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis said he will opt out of his contract after this season, according to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News.
In what was viewed by some as a "steal" in free agency, Davis signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Lakers. The deal included a player option on the 2015-16 season.
Davis, 25, said he will opt out and seek a long-term deal with Los Angeles. From the report:
“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.”
Prior to signing with the Lakers, Davis played for the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.
Over 49 games this season, Davis has averaged 8.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.1 minutes per game.
The Lakers have lost 11 of their last 12 games to fall to 13-36, the second-worst record in the Western Conference.