Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported on Thursday that the Orlando Magic and forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis have reached an agreement on a buy-out agreement. According to Spears, Davis is expected to clear waivers by Monday where he'll be an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team.
Spears is also reporting that the San Antonio Spurs could be one of several teams who are expressing interest in Davis.
Along with the Clippers, sources tell Yahoo others expressing interest in free agent to be forward Glen Davis include Miami, SA, BKN & GS.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 21, 2014
Both Yahoo! Sports writers believe the Los Angeles Clippers are the front-runner to land Davis because of his past experience in Boston with now-Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
Davis, 28, a 6'9" undersized power forward, is averaging 12.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and he's shooting 45.3% in 30.1 minutes per game. On the Spurs' end, they already have a loaded front-court when healthy that includes Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes.
One quality offensively Davis could bring to the table is his mid-range pick-and-pop game. Even on a struggling team in Orlando, Davis was still shooting either average or above average in the mid-range area. (Stats via NBA.com/Stats)
Should Davis choose San Antonio, he would join a crowded front-court but could be useful in small-ball lineups. The Spurs currently don't have an open roster spot at the moment, but they have until Friday to decide whether they will sign Shannon Brown for the remainder of the season or release him, since he's already been signed to two 10-day contracts.
What do you think Spurs fans? Should the Spurs go after "Big Baby?"
@projectspurs pop would make him cry
Earl Clark just got waived. I think he woudl be better than Austin Day. Big Baby is a better than Blair. Better jumper, better d, but maybe not as good as a rebouner.
@hairpuller undersized length, oversized width. I doubt he's Spurs 1st buyout choice and vice-versa. I bet its the clips
@JimbSwim he's a better defender, shooter.