The 10 Worst free agent signings in LA Clippers history

Milos Teodosic, Mike Scott, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Glen Davis, LA Clippers
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8. Glen Davis

Following a solid tenure with the Orlando Magic, Glen Davis, a 6’9″ interior force, signed with the LA Clippers on a veteran minimum contract. This was a great bargain, as the roster was trending in the wrong direction without a backup center. At first glance, many fans assumed that Davis’ size would elevate the Clippers to their championship aspirations.

Furthermore, Davis was set to play behind the glass-cleaning of DeAndre Jordan. This was a perfect opportunity for him to thrive, as the LA Clippers were hunting for a deep run in the playoffs. He was also playing under one of the NBA’s best head coaches, Doc Rivers.

However, just a few games into the season, it became evident that Davis was not the center for the future. Despite being just 28 years old, Davis’ play did not mesh well with the face of the franchise, Chris Paul.

Davis possessed the size and skill set to dominate the paint but lacked the athleticism to shine at the highest level. This was an immediate red flag for the front office, forcing him out of LA in just one season.

Through 74 games played in 2014-15 for the Clippers, Davis averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 45.9% from the field. These numbers prove why Davis was not the answer for the Clippers.

In addition, this was Davis’ last season playing in the NBA. This shows where he was in his career and that he understood his style of play did not match the direction of where the NBA was going.