Mavs + 'Big Baby' Davis? Truth Inside Rumor

Rumors have Dallas interested in power forward Glen 'Big Baby' Davis. Sources inside the Mavs front office tell a different story. We've got the scoop inside:



The Clippers certainly seem interested in signing unrestricted free agent Glen Davis. We have no reason to dispute The Los Angeles Times report that LAC coach and executive Doc Rivers spoke with Davis’ representatives this week, or that, as one report put it, "The two sides have reportedly been circling each other since early July.''

Los Angeles has both the room (currently with a roster count of 15 players, 14 with guaranteed deals) and the desire.

The Dallas Mavericks? They have neither, according to sources inside the organization, who cite Dallas' full 20-man roster as being among the chief reason for their disinterest.

We can't speak to whether the Mavericks ever contacted Davis’ representatives to discuss a potential deal. But if contact happened at all, it didn't happen recently. And when you read about Davis that "playing overseas in China or Europe also remain possibilities for the veteran,'' you realize that this is an agent-driven story, an attempt to drum up Dallas interest that isn't there, and and admission that NBA opportunities are for whatever reason drying up for the The 29-year-old veteran who appeared in 74 games for the Clippers during the 2014/15 season, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per.

Davis has stated that he wishes to play for a contender and that a return to the Clippers is his desire.

“I would love to go back,” Davis told CBS Radio. “Doc and his system works for me. He needs a guy to set picks and do the dirty work and stuff like that. I feel at home there. It’s just about getting it done.”

But whatever gets done with Big Baby, the Mavs say it's not getting done here in Dallas.




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