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Report: Glen Davis open to playing in Europe or China if he doesn’t get an NBA deal

Glen Davis

Glen Davis


As July turns into August, Glen Davis is still without a team. He’s had discussions with the Clippers, for whom he played last season, but not much beyond that. If he doesn’t get an offer to stay in the NBA, Big Baby could wind up playing in China or in one of the major European leagues.

Via Sportando:

Glen Davis is open to playing overseas if he doesn’t sign a contract in the NBA, a source told Sportando.
Big Baby is in talks to re-sign with the Clippers but if they won’t reach a deal, the center may join the Chinese League or one of the European top divisions.
Davis has played 74 games with the Clippers this past season averaging 4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12 minutes of action.

Davis played 12.2 minutes a game last season for the Clippers, which isn’t a lot, but it’s doubtful that he’d get even that many this year. They beefed up their frontcourt depth by signing Josh Smith and Cole Aldrich, both of whom would be ahead of Davis on the depth chart. Which is fine, since he’s not more than an end-of-bench and emergency player on a good team at this point. But he’s comfortable with Doc Rivers and the Clippers have an open roster spot after waiving Jordan Hamilton on Saturday, so that could be a fit.

Whether with the Clippers or another team, Davis needs to be in the NBA as long as he’s an active professional basketball player, if only so that his team’s DJ can play the greatest song of all time, “Big Baby Gon’ Turn it Up,” whenever he scores.