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Magic’s Glen Davis expected to be cleared for training camp

Sep 9, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

Tyler Hansbrough, Glen Davis AP

Glen Davis, who missed much of the last Orlando Magic season after foot surgery, should be ready to go at the start of training camp.

Davis is expected to be cleared for basketball activities by the end of month, right about when training camp starts, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Does that mean he’ll be in shape and 100 percent by the start of the season? No. But getting him back on the court gives Orlando some depth along the front line for as long as they keep him around.

Davis averaged 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds a game for the Magic last season before he was injured. He was taking on the most offense he ever had for a team and was playing his best ball.

Expect Orlando to get him healthy then, as he doesn’t really fit with their youth movement, expect him to get shopped around as we move closer to the trade deadline (or earlier if he looks healthy). Davis has two seasons, $13 million total left on his deal. As he did in Boston, he can be a solid big off the bench on a contending team.

  1. phaden27 - Sep 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Good old “Big Maybe” Davis.
    Maybe he’ll show up, maybe he’ll have blueberry pancakes with a side of spaghetti.

  2. wsuperman4445 - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    I have never understood why owners blow up their teams by starting all the way at the bottom in terms of personnel. It hard for me as a Magic fan to see a promising team get rid of so many good players just because of Dwight and are Purposely tanking in order to get picks on a draft that is never guaranteed. we as fans have to sit through this process for several years with no guarantee that it will result in success. I like the Lakers philosophy of win now get now if these teams would lower their ticket prices to reflect the fact that we now suck and are losing games on purpose maybe just maybe i will attend 1 or 2 games this year other than that… Go Heat? nah! I am still a Magic fan ( for now)

  3. 407magic - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    It’s about clearing out contracts and opening up cap space. Hennigan is getting rid of all the bad contracts that Otis smith has given out. Otis left us a lot of crappy contracts. You have 4 bigs that are under 24 and make less than a couple million/ yr. why have a guy making a lot more $ sitting on the bench?
    Yes it’s painful to wait til the magic are contendeRs again but it will be worth it. By the way, the lakers are going to suck for the next decade.

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