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L.A. Clippers bring "Big Baby" Davis into the fold

Glen "Big Baby" Davis inks his new Los Angeles Clippers contract earlier Monday in New Orleans.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis inks his new Los Angeles Clippers contract earlier Monday in New Orleans.
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Needing to add some much needed "paint-presence" after dealing away veteran big men Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens at last week's trade deadline, the Los Angeles Clippers signed free agent forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis to a contract today.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. That's team policy.

The 28 year-old Davis - who will be available for the Clippers when they take on the Pelicans in New Orleans tonight - requested a buyout from the Orlando Magic this past Friday clearing waivers Sunday night.

The signing reunites Davis with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers who coached the forward out of LSU for four seasons with the Boston Celtics including the 2008 NBA Championship team.

The seven-year veteran appeared in 45 games for the Magic this season averaging 12 points and six rebounds per contest. For his pro career, "Big Baby" averages nine points and five rebounds per game.

In 69 career playoff games he's averaging nine points and four rebounds posting a playoff career-best 19 points and nine rebounds for the Magic in five playoff games last season.

Originally drafted by Seattle with the 35th overall selection in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Davis was traded to Boston along with Ray Allen as part of a Draft Day trade. Davis was dealt to the Magic in December of 2011.

In college, Davis played three seasons for Louisiana State University leading the Tigers to the Final Four in 2006 where he was named SEC Player of the Year and First-Team All-American leading the conference averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game.

He joins a Clippers team coming off, arguably, their best win of the season beating the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Sunday, 125-117.

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