Woj: Nets have "significant interest" in Big Baby

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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 Los Angeles Clippers are the frontrunners to sign Davis, league sources said. Clippers GM and coach Doc Rivers coached Davis with the Boston Celtics and had discussions with Orlando in recent days about acquiring him. The Brooklyn Nets, who like the Clippers are searching for a backup big man, have signifcant interest in Davis too, league sources said.

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...

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.

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