Orlando Magic and Glen Davis agree to contract buyout

The Orlando Magic and forward Glen Davis have mutually agreed to a contract buyout, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. We’ll add some financial details to this page later today.

The Magic roster now stands at 12 players.

“As we continue to chart what we believe is the best course of action for our organization, maximizing the development of our young players remains of critical importance. This agreement allows us an opportunity to do just that,” said Hennigan. “We were able to reach a buyout agreement with Glen that was mutually beneficial, and we certainly wish Glen all the best as he continues his playing career. We thank him for his service and contributions to the organization and the Central Florida community.”

Davis has played in 45 games (43 starts) this season with Orlando, averaging 12.1 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 1.02 stlpg. in 30.1 minpg. He has led (or tied) the team in scoring four times, in rebounding eight times and in assists twice. Davis has scored in double figures 29 times and had 20+ points four times, including a career-high 33 points on Dec. 3 @ Philadelphia.

Originally selected in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Seattle, Davis has appeared in 417 regular season games during his NBA career with Boston and Orlando, averaging 8.9 ppg. and 4.8 rpg. in 23.1 minpg. He has also appeared in 64 career playoff outings, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 4.4 rpg. in 22.2 minpg. Davis helped Boston capture the 2007-08 NBA Championship.

Davis was acquired by Orlando along with Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass on Dec. 12, 2011. He played in 138 regular season games (87 starts) with the Magic, averaging 11.7 ppg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 27.7 minpg.