Adrian Wojnarowski, who first reported that the Magic were going to buy out Glen "Big Baby" Davis, now reports that the Nets along with the Clippers are vying for the 6'8" forward's services. The Clippers are in the lead now, he writes.
The Doc Rivers coached Davis with the and had discussions with Orlando in recent days about acquiring him. The , who like the Clippers are searching for a backup big man, have signifcant interest in Davis too, league sources said.are the frontrunners to sign Davis, league sources said. Clippers GM and coach
Davis, of course, played with both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the Celtics championship team in 2008. What role the two ex-Celtics might play in recruiting Davis is unknown. The Nets have had interest in Davis in the past.
Mike Scotto of Sheridan Hoops also reported the Nets interest...
Source: Glen Davis is one of a few free agents the Brooklyn Nets would be interested in once his buyout agreement becomes official.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 21, 2014
The Disabled Player Exception might come in handy in this case. Davis received a unspecified buyout in the negotiations concluded Thursday afternoon. Davis, no doubt would like to make up some of the salary he gave up in the buyout.
Davis contract called for him to be paid $6.4 million this season and would have made $6.6 million next season. Orlando, somewhat like Sacramento with Marcus Thornton, wanted to free up minutes for its younger players and wasn't happy with his attitude. Davis is 28 with career averages of 8.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. This season, he's averaging 12.1 and 6.3, shooting 40 percent from three.
He will be eligible for either team's playoff roster.
- Sources: Magic, Glen 'Big Baby' Davis reach buyout agreement - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports