Davis set for reunion with former coach Doc Rivers.
The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly close to signing Glen Davis after he reached a buyout with the Orlando Magic on Friday and was waived.
The 28-year-old had been linked with interest from the Brooklyn Nets, but after the Eastern Conference outfit decided to sign Jason Collins, it has ultimately paved the way for Davis to be reunited with Doc Rivers.
Davis is averaging 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 45 games this season, and was making $6m this year before that figure was set to increase to around $6.6m next year.
Nevertheless, he looks set to trade Orlando for Los Angeles, where he will be given the opportunity to work with Rivers again, after their stint together in Boston with the Celtics between 2007-2011.
The pair won a championship together in 2008, and he will bring his winning pedigree with him as the only player on the Clippers roster to have an NBA title.
“It’s not official yet but hopefully it will be,” Rivers said Sunday, as reported by ESPN.
“It gives us another big and what I like about a guy like that is he can play a five with a four. If we got a guy like that, he also knows my system.”
Having decided not to extend Sasha Vujacic’s 10-day contract and by trading Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens, the Clippers roster currently stands at 12 and their flexibility will now allow them to acquire much needed depth inside.
Rivers also suggested that Davis is unlikely to be the only player to have his contract bought out this season, with Philadelphia 76ers star Danny Granger also expected to reach a similar agreement in order to secure a move to a contender.