Glen “Big Baby” Davis hasn’t seen action since he was injured in the first quarter of a 113-97 loss to the New York Knicks back on January 30.
Davis fractured the outside of his left foot and has had nothing but trouble since. He had surgery in February, but found out he needed another surgery in July after noticing an error in the first surgery.
Davis still has not been cleared to participate in any type of contract drills or scrimmages, so he hasn’t been able to practice.
On Orlando’s media day on September 30, Davis told reporters that he was shooting free throws over and over because that’s all he could do.
“They’re watching me as much as possible, making sure that I don’t skip any steps in this process,” Davis told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Davis is itching to get back on the court and told reporters “it’s going to be a wonderful sight to see when I get back out there and see how I perform.”
With Davis out, Tobias Harris, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks in a deal involving J.J. Redick, started at power forward. Harris is more of a small forward, so this season, second-year pro Andrew Nicholson could get the job while Davis is out.
Last season, Davis averaged 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.