Glen “Big Baby” Davis has been quite a character over his career. He’s generally a funny guy, and last season he was really starting to show improvement. Davis made his name as a key reserve for the Celtics back in 2009-10, and was traded to the Magic shortly after. As the primary big, Davis averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds for 34 games until he broke his foot, and was forced to miss the rest of the season. Davis spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about the injury:
Privately, Davis is angry and upset. He felt the first surgery didn’t address the problem correctly and the setback cost him time.
“It will never be the same,” he said glumly, glancing down at his foot.
Davis will be one of the older guys on the team this season, and he’s really not part of the Magic’s future. Orlando is clearly in a rebuilding mode, and are focused on building through the draft. They have some nice young pieces, and things are looking up for their future. Guys like Davis, Aaron Afflalo, and Jameer Nelson could be traded this season. Like every player, Davis says he has lost 20 pounds, and he plans on playing lighter this season. For an undersized guy who predicates on hustle, that could be a challenge.