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Glen “Big Baby” Davis is this big, hulking guy who, even at 6-foot-9, by his own admission plays below the rim. The 289 pounds he carries around has a lot to do with that.
However, make no mistake, Davis can be effective on the basketball court. He can back down an opponent in the paint with ease because of his girth, and he has a nice mid-range jumper. In 23 regular-season games with the Clippers after coming over from Orlando this past season, Davis averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds.
He shot 48.1 percent from the field, the second-highest mark of his seven-year career. Indeed, Davis can play some back-up post.
He hustles, too. And he doesn’t like to be taken out of a game when he’s on a roll. During one particular game he moaned to coach Doc Rivers a bit too much about just such a thing, and Rivers sent Davis to the locker room for the rest of the game.
Davis, proving his maturity, never put himself in that position again.
As for the playoffs, Davis averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while averaging 12.2 minutes in 13 games after averaging 13.4 minutes during the 23 regular-season games. In other words, his numbers weren’t big, but consistent. He was steady, and seemed to mesh well with the second unit.
Davis has a player option for $1,227,985 for next season. He’s a good guy to have around.
Davis’ career averages are 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.