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Portland Reacts Negatively to Ed Davis’ Departure

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Portland players and media conveyed shock and disappointment at the news of Ed Davis’ deal with Brooklyn.

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Just 43 minutes into NBA free agency, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced that free agent Ed Davis had inked a one year $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Soon after, the reactions poured in. Blazers team leaders Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum turned to social media to express their clear disappointment.

Lillard simply posted a broken heart emoji in his retweet of the Wojnarowski news, while McCollum added “lost a real one”.

When questioned about his opinion of Davis, Lillard provided a very sharp response.

The local news media also showed surprise. NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick seemed caught aback, questioning why Davis was not returning to the team.

The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman joined the chorus.

It seems the full impact of Davis’ time with the organization shone the brightest after he officially moved on from the team.