LeBron Signs with the Lakers; Jeremy Lin Reunited with Ed Davis

Laker legends welcome LeBron to the franchise (courtesy of Bleacher Report)

A day after the good news that Brooklyn Nets managed to sign Ed Davis ($4.4M, 1 year) in the NBA Free Agency, LeBron James made the biggest news to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers with $154M deal for 4 years. It is reported that Kahwi Leonard’s focus is unchanged to become a Laker, possibly joining LeBron James to create another super-team in the West conference.

Jeremy Lin tweeted his surprise that LeBron is gone from the Cleveland Cavaliers and joked that he moved away from the Eastern Conference. This definitely will make the Brooklyn Nets and other Eastern Conference breathe easier in their attempt to reach the playoffs.

LeBron’s move certainly will bring many excitement for the Los Angeles Lakers in their attempt to become contenders. The reigning champion Golden State Warriors and other Western Conference contenders will no doubt watch the development for more Free Agent players expected to join LeBron as their path to the NBA Finals will become more difficult with LeBron’s arrival

Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis Pick-and-Roll Connection

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, middle, drives between Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, right, and forward Ed Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Long-time Jeremy Lin fans will remember the special Pick-and-Roll connection that Jeremy and Ed Davis flashed during his 1 year with the Lakers despite Byron Scott’s attempt to minimize them to support Lakers’ tanking effort. Lin/Davis PnR has become so dangerous in helping the Lakers win some games that they had no business on winning.

This video of Lin/Davis showcased the brilliance of their Pick-and-Roll partnership as if they can read each other’s mind.

Lin on Ed Davis when they’re both Lakers: “He rolls hard, finds the open spot and goes to where he needs to be,” ; “He’s unselfish and gets the guard open. He’s really smart, moves well off the ball and moves to the right place at the right time.”

This signing of Ed Davis by GM Sean Marks most likely would have a lot of input from Jeremy Lin and indicated the Nets’ commitment to help Jeremy Lin and the Nets succeed in his 3rd and final year of his contract. A great year would help to have another long-term contract for the rising Nets team with Joseph Tsai as one of the owners whose favorite player is Jeremy Lin.