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NBA free agency 2014: Glen Davis officially signs with Clippers

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After taking a buyout from the Magic, Davis will head to Tinseltown.

Glen Davis
Glen Davis
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers announced Monday that they've signed former Orlando Magic big man Glen Davis to a contract.

The Magic reached a buyout agreement with Davis on Friday in order to give him the opportunity to join a championship-contending team, but primarily to open up playing time for their prospects at power forward and center. With Davis out of the picture, the likes of Kyle O'Quinn and Andrew Nicholson figure to take on larger roles with the team.

The Clippers couldn't sign Davis outright until he cleared waivers Sunday at 5 PM Eastern. After he took Orlando's buyout, several teams reportedly expressed interest in Davis, among them the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat.

In two-plus Magic seasons, Davis averaged 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game on 44 percent shooting.

With the Clippers, Davis re-teams with coach Doc Rivers, who coached Davis with the Boston Celtics for the first four seasons of Davis' NBA career; the pair won a championship together in the 2007/08 season. J.J. Redick and Hedo Turkoglu, two of Davis' former Magic teammates, also await him in L.A.