Editor’s Note: It was later revealed that Danny Granger has also signed a two-year deal with the Clippers, the second year being a player option.
Here is an interesting piece of information I stumbled upon while shuffling through the Los Angeles Clippers salary cap data: recently acquired forward Glen Davis is signed on a two-year contract.
Two year deals are far from uncommon, but when dealing with subjects that were bought out, the players are usually signed for the remainder of the season, allowing them to become an unrestricted free agent when the summer hits. This is agreed upon so players can attempt to raise their market value in the last two or three months of the season. If they player performs well teams are willing to offer more long-term money going forward. If not, teams will give the player a small deal, hoping they can then prove themselves worth for the long-term. The latter description fits Davis’ teammate Danny Granger as a solid year could make for a nice pay day this summer.
But for Davis, there is a big chance he’ll be a Clipper once the 2014-15 NBA season hits. There’s no guarantee of that though as HoopsHype has Davis pegged for a player option worth $1.4 million next season.
And unless someone offers Davis a contract that is way above his market value, it won’t be a shock to see Davis return. He’s respected by the locker room, adds depth behind Blake and DeAndre, one that is a cheap option rather than overpaying someone to do all that Davis does, and has a keen relationship with Doc Rivers who has the ability to convince Glen this is the perfect situation for him.
Simply put, if Davis wants to chase a championship this is the perfect situation for him. If money is his main objective he’ll be somewhere else come November.