While the Orlando Magic was still an awful team in the 2012-2013 NBA season, they weren’t without their bright spots. The emergence of center Nikola Vucevic was enormous for the team’s potential, as was the arrival and coming out party of Tobias Harris. For the first half of the season, Glen Davis was also one of the brightest spots on this Magic team.
In the 34 games that he played last season, Davis put up 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 31.3 minutes per game. He only shot 44.8 percent from the field, but his inefficiency in that department has been prevalent over his career and has never been considered much of a drawback because of all of the positive things he brings to the table.
However, Davis’ season was cut short last year. In Orlando’s final game of January, Davis’ foot got tangled up with an opponent, which resulted in a fractured left foot. The injury and surgery that followed ended Davis’ season. Now it seems like the injury may affect the 2013-2014 season for Davis and the Magic, as well.
In an interview with John Denton of NBA.com, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said that the team has received no word on a timetable for Davis’ return to action. As the Magic try and develop their plethora of young, talented players this season, not having Davis is somewhat of a big loss.
Davis is an important leader and veteran presence to this Magic team, especially with the impending development of the youngsters on their roster. He’s a player the Magic would like to have around for this season, at the very least, to help with development. Now, there’s no telling when he will be on the floor to make that happen. For the Magic’s sake and the sake of their young players, let’s hope that no timetable means he’ll return sooner than expected rather than the alternative.
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