Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (0) reacts during the first half in game six of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Glen Davis staying with the Clippers on one-year deal

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Glen “Big Baby” Davis may have opted out of his contract with the Clippers this offseason in order to mull options from other teams in free agency, but apparently he found no suitors better than his former team.

According to LA Times beat reporter Brad Turner, the Clippers and Davis agreed on a one-year deal that will bring Davis back to Los Angeles.

Davis joined the Clippers in the middle of the season last year once the Orlando Magic bought out his contract. Although Davis initially opted out, the Clippers made it clear that they were interested in re-signing the former LSU star.

With the Clippers signing Davis to the veteran minimum, they still have room to make about one other move if they desire.

In 23 games with the Clippers last year, Davis averaged a paltry 13.4 minutes coming off the bench. While he was playing he averaged 4.2 points and 3 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the field.

Davis’ ability to play solid defense and bring a high intensity to the game off the bench makes him a useful player down the stretch of the long NBA season.

He has also shown flashes of brilliance on offense during his career, but has never been able to sustain that productivity throughout a season. Instead, Davis will be used as a backup to Blake Griffin to provide a spark on both ends of the court.

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