Sources: Ed Davis agrees to $20 million deal with Trail Blazers

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Free-agent forward Ed Davis has reached agreement on a three-year, $20 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Ed Davis (Getty Images)
Ed Davis (Getty Images)

Davis' agreement allows the Blazers to maintain flexibility on still re-signing All-Star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge and starting center Robin Lopez.

The Blazers still have a team option of $5 million on center Chris Kaman's contract that it could waive to clear space.

If Aldridge leaves in free agency, Davis gives them a power forward to move into the starting lineup. With Aldridge, he becomes a significant rotation player on a contending team. The Blazers' plan has been to try to re-sign Lopez, should Aldridge decide to return to Portland.

Davis' deal continues a reshaping of the Blazers' roster that includes adding Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee, young forward Noah Vonleh and guard Gerald Henderson from the Charlotte Hornets, and free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu. General manager Neil Olshey is walking the delicate line between preparing for a rebuild without Aldridge, or moving directly back into contention with Aldridge returning to anchor the team.

Davis, 26, spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 8.3 points, a career-high 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 79 games. He also has played in Toronto and Memphis since the Raptors made him the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.