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Glen Davis dribbles in Game 4 of Orlando's 2012 playoff series against the Pacers.
Glen Davis hasn’t been nearly as productive in the NBA as he was in his college days at LSU. The fifth-year player averaged a double-double (17.7 PPG, 10.4 RPG) in his last college season.
Since then, he’s only had a double-digit scoring season once—in the 2010-11 season with the Celtics (11.7 PPG). And he’s averaged less than six rebounds a game his whole NBA career.
Last season’s 9.3 PPG and 5.5 RPG with Orlando could be considered an upgrade from his first three seasons with Boston, when he averaged just below 6 PPG. Still, Big Baby wasn’t as good as he should have been.
That did start to change, however, when Dwight Howard went out in March with back problems, and Davis stepped up in a big way.
He had six double-doubles that month, including eight games when he scored 15-plus points. In the Magic’s playoff series against Indiana, he averaged 19 points and nine rebounds in five games.
Davis started his turnaround last season. All he has to do is keep it up, and with Dwight Howard gone from the Magic, Davis might just be able to turn his whole career around.