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Report: Glen Davis will leave Clippers in free agency this summer

Apr 6, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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The Clippers added Glen Davis on a minimum deal once his contract buyout had been completed with the Orlando Magic.

The terms of his buyout were not disclosed, but he was scheduled to make $6.4 million this season and $6.6 million the next, and there’s no reason to believe he didn’t net most of those dollars that Orlando was contractually obligated to pay, despite the parting of ways.

Davis has a player option to remain in Los Angeles next season on a veteran minimum deal, but given the fact that he could secure more money and playing time in another situation, it’s believed he will pursue his options as a free agent instead.

From Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe:

Last week in Houston, that old crusty duo of Doc Rivers andGlen Davis clashed again when a heated Davis was removed from the game. He yelled something at Rivers, who yelled something back and then instructed team security to escort Davis to the locker room, ending his evening. Davis played four minutes the next game and 10 each of the next two games. He is playing about 12 minutes per contest since joining the Clippers in January and averaging a career-low 3.4 points. Davis signed a two-year deal with a player option for next season at the league minimum. He is much better than the league minimum and will sign somewhere else as a free agent.

Nothing there comes as much of a surprise, and even Davis’ emotional outburst was predictable to a certain extent.

But for Davis to receive the kind of multi-year deal he’ll be seeking, he’ll need to show some maturity in Los Angeles the rest of the way, and find a way to give some meaningful contributions to the Clippers during the team’s postseason run.

Otherwise, the offers may not come in as expected, and Davis will be stuck in a limited role for a minimum salary for one additional season.

  1. adamsjohn714 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    I don’t understand how a short, out of shape big man who can’t shoot or play defense gets a big contract.

    • jcmeyer10 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Shrek going to get paid.

    • chicagosports2014 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Can’t believe he clashing with a coach that got him a RING, maybe even 2.

      _GLEN IS A BIGBABY!!!!!

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        And to think he wanted to change his nickname.

    • pharohislife - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      He’s a pretty decent shooting bigman

      • adamsjohn714 - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

        He is? His TS% is under 50%. That’s awful. Oh, you must mean that he’s mediocre at making the worst shot in the game… Another sign he’s a bad shooter.

  2. campcouch - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Wait,wait,wait…isn’t this the same LA Clipper signing that garnered such praise about being a key piece to get them over the top. There is a reason why Orlando just up and bought out his contract without trying to trade him. Doc and the GM don’t seem to do well with in-season signings. They signed Stephen Jackson to bring “toughness” and made a big deal about it…but he was quietly released weeks later. I wonder how the Granger move will pan out.

    • abchome - Apr 7, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      An ineffective Orlando starter can still be an effective 9~10th man for most teams.

  3. themagicfanguy - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    *Best way to put it is that Doc Rivers the Championship winning coach believes he’s worth it, but you don’t. Who knows more about basketball, you or Rivers?

    • adamsjohn714 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      Logical fallacy.

    • campcouch - Apr 7, 2014 at 1:32 AM


  4. fbwangus8736 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Nobody backs Big Baby into a corner!

    • kingtotz - Apr 7, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      uhm.. KG?

  5. lastdukestreetking - Apr 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    @campcouch – Magic certainly did try to trade Davis but could not find one they liked.

  6. turkbox420 - Apr 8, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    I like his game. He plays hard and can give you 20-10 any given night.

  7. mutasian - Apr 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    the lakers will take him for a little more money.

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