Magic Waive Glen Davis In Buyout Arrangement

SUNDAY, 10:37am: Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter Link) has heard that the Nets have been told that Davis will sign with the Clippers once he clears waivers at 5 p.m. today.

SATURDAY, 1:58pm: The Nets and Clippers remain the frontrunners to sign Davis, but the Heat might be interested in him as well, says Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein also hears that all of the teams with rumored interest in Big Baby expect him to make a decision on where to sign before the end of the weekend (Twitter links).

FRIDAY, 7:05pm: You can add the Bulls to the list of teams that may be interested in Davis, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com (Twitter Link).

6:20pm: According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders (Twitter Link), the Magic will not be using the stretch provision on Davis, and will take the full hit on his $6.6MM salary during the 2014/2015 season. Kyler also tweeted that the team had told Davis of their intention to waive him and buy out his contract last weekend.

1:51pm: Kevin Garnett is recruiting Davis as part of a hard push from the Nets to convince him to sign with Brooklyn, Wojnarowski tweets.

1:45pm: The Magic have officially announced that they’ve come to a buyout arrangment and waived Davis. It’s unclear how much of his salary Davis is relinquishing.

1:04pm: The team has yet to make an official announcement, but the release of Davis has been finalized, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com (Twitter link).

12:43pm: There’s a sense around the league that Davis and Rivers already have what amounts to an agreement for Big Baby to join the Clippers once he clears waivers, as Marc Stein of ESPN.com writes. The Magic are expected to officially release Davis this afternoon, tweets Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.

THURSDAY, 9:43pm: Along with the Clippers, the Heat, Spurs, Nets, and Warriors are expressing interest in Big Baby, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

6:58pm: The Magic and Glen Davis have reached agreement on a buyout, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).  The buyout should be official tomorrow morning.

Orlando was dangling the big man at the deadline but they were unable to find a taker.  Davis was due the remainder of his $6.4MM salary this season and $6.6MM in 2014/15.  The 28-year-old is coming off of a year in which he averaged 15.1 PPG and 7.2 RPG with a 15.0 PER in an injury-shortened season.  So far in 2013/14, Davis has been bitten by the injury bug once again.  He’s putting up 12.1 PPG and 6.3 RPG in 30.1 minutes per contest this season.

The Clippers figure to be a strong frontrunner for Davis now that he’s available, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.  Los Angeles makes a lot of sense for Davis who has a relationship with Doc Rivers and presumably would like to join a contender.  For Orlando, the buyout should open up playing time for Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn as they look to the future.

Eddie Scarito contributed to this post.

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10 Comments on "Magic Waive Glen Davis In Buyout Arrangement"


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ManBearPig618
1 year 6 months ago

How did my comment get deleted?!?!

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Matt Galvin
1 year 6 months ago

Clippers good.

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Z....
1 year 6 months ago

why are the Heat expressing interest? We need an athletic wing with some length. I dont get why the media keeps linking us to slow big men

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DaLukyBum
1 year 6 months ago

He would be a great pick up for the Nets, reunite him with KG and Truth. Plus we need another big. Id take him over jason collins anyday

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rez2405
1 year 6 months ago

If the clippers pick up big baby look out… that was the one thing they sorely lacked.. a backup big man

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meep
1 year 6 months ago

Dude got talent anyone would be lucky to have him as. Back up

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