Former Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Glen Davis is training to get back into the NBA after sitting out last season because of surgery on his left ankle. He repaired problems such as torn ligaments, a cyst, and bone spurs in that surgery. According to TMZ, He has been training hardcore five-to-six days a week in Thousand Oaks, California. He has his own nutritionist and is trying to get his body back to the way it needs to be to compete on the biggest basketball stage in the world. Davis has stated that he is 100 percent confident that he can still compete with the big dogs.
He is only 31 years old and being that he is 6’9 and 289 pounds, he can play for a good couple of more years. He averages 8.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists for his career. He can surely come off the bench for some NBA team.
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He hasn’t played since the 2014-15 season with the Clippers where he averaged 4.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.5 assists. He will probably try to get on a D-League team or go overseas to get back into playing professional basketball. He will be working his hardest to earn at least a 10-day contract.
“Big Baby” played nine seasons in the NBA; the best time of his career was when he was playing in Orlando. He averaged 11.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and shot 44.2 percent from the field. In Davis’s first season with the Magic, they went 37-29 and finished sixth in the Eastern Conference. They were then knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. That was, of course, the year the NBA had a lockout, so every team only played 66 games.
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In Davis’ best year as an Orlando Magic, they went 20-62 and were 15th in the Eastern Conference, despite Davis averaging 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The rest of Davis’s team did not follow him on having career years. Davis then played one more year with the Magic. Things didn’t get much better, as they went 23 and 59.
The true origin of the nickname “Big Baby” is that he was 14 pounds when he was born. Davis told a group of kids this story one day. He said these exact words, “I was a big baby, literally. I was 14 pounds.”