Problem is, Davis may not age all that well. He's been over 300 pounds since he's been in the eighth grade, and that's an awful lot of weight for a basketball player to carry. Davis is making strides in that department, though, and here's what he told Magic.com about his current health situation:
"This time it’s consistent (with the weight loss). There have been times when I’ve lost a lot of weight, but I’d just gain it right back. But as far as consistently staying at this weight and staying down, it’s been since the eighth grade when I was this thin.’’
Right now, it sounds like Davis may be at his peak. He's fully healthy once again, and his skill set is as refined as it has ever been. At 28 years old, this could be the best version of Davis we've seen.
That presents a problem for the Orlando Magic, a team that collectively is nowhere near its peak. The Magic are rebuilding and have plenty of young frontcourt players to give playing time to. Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson should be playing close to starter's minutes for the rest of the year, and that will be difficult to accomplish with Davis in the picture.
With the frontcourt finally at full strength, now might be the best time for Orlando to explore trades for Big Baby and try to acquire assets that can help down the line, even if that means taking a step back now.