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Magic reach buyout with Glen Davis; Clippers, Nets considered frontrunners for his services

Feb 21, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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What everyone has expected has become official: The Orlando Magic and Glen Davis have reached an agreement on a buyout. Once Davis clears waivers and the buyout is official, he will be a free agent.

The real question is where does he land now?

He is being recruited by former coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers and by former teammate Kevin Garnett to the Nets, according to reports.

One would think the Clipper situation would be more enticing. First he would get a lot of playing time — after Blake Griffin and D’Andre Jordan the Clippers front court rotation falls off a cliff down to Ryan Hollins. Davis would get about as much run as he could handle. Plus, he steps into a system he knows (Rivers’) and on to one of the four best teams in the West, a team just a tier away from contending.

The Nets have worked out Jason Collins but first want to see what is up with Davis, who is the better all around player. Davis will not clear waivers until Sunday, so no decision will come before then. Marc Stein explains at ESPN.

Sources told ESPN.com that Davis is the Nets’ top choice for the opening in their frontcourt rotation. But Brooklyn’s attentions could shift quickly back to Collins if the Nets miss out on Davis, who is being recruited hard to join the Los Angeles Clippers by former coach Doc Rivers.

It’s Rivers vs. Garnett in a battle of persuasion.

  1. turkbox420 - Feb 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Damn he is a terrific player! Miami has a spot. He was missed in Boston. I thought he was better than Bass.

  2. fanofthegame79 - Feb 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    He’ be closer to a title if he signed with the Heat.

    • chasycabym - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Although I understand your logic of adding Big Bay to the Heat, I actually prefer the addition of Danny Granger at the 3… I think he fits the system much better, and would be a force off the bench!

      • chasycabym - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:15 PM

        Not to mention, it would add insult-to-injury in an eventual ECF match up with the Pacers, and serve as an additional motivator for Granger.

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        huh

      • fanofthegame79 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:20 AM

        I hear you – but Big Baby brings to the Heat what they most lack size. He can put his big body on Hibbert and be effective in that role. I’m not sure how Oden is doing, but we were seeing him in game action before the All-Star break, but nothing since. Was there a set back?

  3. revren10 - Feb 21, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    He’s gonna choose the clippers Brooklyn is awful

  4. sportsnut101 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    go to the nets

  5. trickybastard - Feb 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Garnett made him cry so he’s not going there

  6. logicalvoiceseys - Feb 22, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Why would he go to the nets, they have no chance of beating Miami or Indiana. At least the west is more than a 2 horse race.

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