Glen Davis, power forward

HT:  6-9  WT:  289  COLLEGE: LSUAGE: Turns 26 on Jan. 1, 2012NBA SEASONS: 2011-12 is his fifth TWITTER HANDLE: @iambigbaby11 HOW HE CAME TO ORLANDO: Acquired in a sign-and-trade with Von Wafer from the Boston Celtics for Brandon Bass on Dec. 12, 2011. Davis' new contract runs through 2014-15. SCOUTING REPORT: Davis had his best season as a pro with the Celtics last season, averaging 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. A good shooter, he is expected to give the Magic a defensive presence at the power-forward spot and much-needed toughness. He sometimes falls in love with his jumper. Davis should compete with Ryan Anderson for the starting job at the 4 and will serve as a backup to Dwight Howard at center. ODDS & ENDS: Davis' nickname is "Big Baby." The story goes that when he was nine years old, a youth coach gave him the moniker. He had a tendency to cry sometimes while playing with older kids, and the coach would say, "Stop crying you big baby." Davis said last season, "I've been called 'Big Baby' all through my life. I'm in a cocoon and I'm coming out a different player, a different person. Basically, the new person is growth. I'm shedding that 'Big Baby' and you can see something else, not the past." . . . He played on the AAU circuit with Dwight Howard and even played with Howard in the 2004 McDonald's All-American Game.Click here to see our Glen Davis photo gallery
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