When the Los Angeles Clippers signed Glen Davis after he cleared waivers from being bought out by the Orlando Magic, it was a bit of a wake-up call to the rest of the NBA. The addition of Davis addressed arguably the biggest need for the Clippers in giving them a quality backup frontcourt player, making Los Angeles a much more complete team through the rest of the year.
Davis has appeared in only five games for the Clips and has played a mere 12.2 minutes per game, but it’s hard to deny his impact in that time. He’s averaging 4.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game while also shooting 53.3 percent from the floor. Not unrelated, the Clippers are also 5-0 since bringing in Davis.
Since joining the team, though, Davis has felt something special in the works. According to a report from Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, Davis has felt something almost “supernatural” in the works with this team. Davis knows this team is talented and well-coached under Doc Rivers, but said that everything is starting to mesh in L.A. with this team. As he said, when that kind of talent starts to gel and believe, it’s a dangerous thing for the rest of the league.
There’s no doubt that the Clippers are rolling right now and, more impressively, they’re doing so without two of their best offensive weapons in Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick. The Clips have looked like serious contenders at times this season, but never as much as they have looked as of late. Perhaps that’s due to the addition of Davis or Danny Granger, or maybe it’s just an organic happening. Whatever it is, though, the Clippers could be primed to make a run at the Finals.