Glen Davis Would Be Great Pickup for Brooklyn Nets

By Mike B. Ruiz
Kim Klement-USA Today Sports

According to sources, the Brooklyn Nets are extremely interested in signing veteran forward Glen Davis, who was recently bought out by the Orlando Magic. If he clears waivers on Monday, Davis will become a free agent.

And signing a player as talented as Davis off waivers would be a huge steal for the Nets, who are looking to add another big man after trading Reggie Evans before the trade deadline earlier in the week.

Davis may not be an All-Star-type player, but he’s still pretty well-regarded around the league. This season, Davis averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Magic.

A combination of the very respectable mid-range jumpshot he’s developed over the last few seasons and his relentlessness to scratch and claw for everything he can get is exactly why he’s someone players want as a teammate.

And to top it all off, he understands what it takes to win a championship. Davis may have only played a minor role in his rookie season of 2007-08 when he won a title with the Boston Celtics, but getting that experience under Doc Rivers and playing alongside current Nets Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett is bound to have taught him plenty about the commitment that is necessary to win it all.

Speaking of Rivers, he and the Los Angeles Clippers appear to be Brooklyn’s biggest competition in acquiring Davis’ services, according to multiple reports. But if the Nets could somehow manage to nab him away, the energetic 28-year-old would be an excellent pickup not just for the remainder of this season, but also moving forward if possible.

Mike B. Ruiz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for Follow him on Twitter @mikebruiz and “Like” him on Facebook.

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