The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly would love to keep big man Ed Davis in tow after an impressive 2014-15 on a budget $1.1 million deal, but they're likely going to have a major premium to do it.
"I definitely want to be back," Davis said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. "With everything being equal, I'm 100 percent going back there. Hopefully that's the case. But with free agency and all the stuff going on with the draft, you never know how things are going to go."
Davis declined to outline the terms of his preferred contract in length and dollar amount. But a league source familiar with his thinking said he will seek a two- or three-year deal worth $7-8 million a year, or a one-year deal worth $9-10 million.
Davis expressed preference for joining a playoff team, which he believes the Lakers will become next season. And Davis sounded eager to make up for lost earnings after experiencing a five-year career that he called "up and down" and chalked up to "bad luck."
With Julius Randle's return impending and the possibility of a draft prospect like Jahlil Okafor joining the fray, it's possible Davis could change his tune about returning to L.A. in the coming weeks.
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