Glen Davis - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Denver and Houston could use another big man to stabilize their rotations. Would Davis fit the bill for either club? One ESPN columnist thinks so.
If the Denver Nuggets wish to bolster their power forward rotation behind second-year player Kenneth Faried, ESPN scribe Joe Kaiser suggests they could engage the Orlando Magic in trade discussions centered around Glen Davis. The Houston Rockets might also be interested in Davis, given their deficiencies in the frontcourt, but Kaiser pegs Paul Millsap as a better target for the Rockets.
"[T]here is too much riding on [Faried's] performance each night out," Kaiser writes, explaining why power forward is a weakness for Denver. "[A] more offensive-minded four like Davis would make so much sense as the perfect counter to Faried."
Orlando may hesitate to part with Davis, without whom it is winless this season due to remarkably poor defense. Kaiser suggests that Denver could open trade talks with Orlando by offering rookie swingman Evan Fournier and second-year swingman Jordan Hamilton. One doubts the Magic would be interested in such a trade, as both players are mid-tier prospects at best, and neither addresses the Magic's long-term need for a young backup point guard.
Davis' deal is worth $13 million over the next two seasons, according to ShamSports.com. The LSU product is averaging 16 points and 7.9 rebounds for Orlando in 2012/13.
Kaiser's post outlines several trade scenarios for mid-tier playoff teams looking to upgrade positions of need before the trading deadline. Davis is the only Orlando player he mentions.