Orlando quiets the Big Baby with a buyout

Glen DavisA league source told Yahoo Sports that the Orlando Magic and Glen “Big Baby” Davis have reached an agreement on a buyout that will become official today. Davis is expected to attract interest from a number of teams headed toward the playoffs, particularly the Los Angeles Clippers.

Davis, 28, played for Doc Rivers in Boston from 2007-2011 as a backup, his best year in Boston was 2010-2011 when he posted 11.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game.

The Clippers have been searching for backup help all year from Stephen Jackson to Hedo Turkoglu and traded Byron Mullens to the Philadelphia 76ers and Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks before the deadline.

Davis signed with the Magic in the 2011 offseason and never really achieved a lot of success, despite averaging a career-high 15.1ppg and 7.2rpg. Davis was averaging 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in 43 games after returning from rehabilitation on a left foot that required two operations after it was fractured last January.Glen Davis Milk

However, motivation has long been an issue for the talented big man. However, on Tuesday and Wednesday he had two games where he struggled mightily, causing the team to make the decision to cut their losses with him and move forward with younger players on the roster with Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson. The Magic are looking at developing their youngsters and selecting a franchise player in the upcoming NBA draft.

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  1. I don’t like Big Baby much but he could be a nice piece tor a playoff team in need of a big man. Or big baby, lol.

  2. Nets need anybody who can be anything close to a player who can rebound and be an inside presence… but, if, they sign him (even on a 10 day) wanna bet he fractures his foot again?

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