Tweet of the Day: Free Agent Glen Davis Thanks Magic And Fans

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Glen DavisFriday afternoon, a day removed from the NBA trade deadline, the Orlando Magic and general manager Rob Hennigan decided the team’s future would be best without forward Glen Davis.

The Magic and Davis agreed to a buyout that will enable the 28-year-old big man, affectionately known as “Big Baby,” to pursue another team via free agency once he clears waivers.

After the buyout had been formalized, Davis took to Twitter to thank the Magic and its fans for his time in Orlando. 

Tweet of the Day: Players React To Deadline Deals

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Thursday in the NBA meant trades, at least it normally would. It was the trade deadline after all.

Trade activity started slow, but picked up as the deadline drew near. A total of nine deals went down Thursday, add the two that occurred Wednesday and a total of 11 occurred before the clock struck at 3:00 PM.

If you’re looking for all of the details, SheridanHoops has plenty of trade deadline coverage.

Of course, while all of the writers, analysts and experts have fun breaking down the trades and talking to their hearts’ content, there is a group of individuals more directly impacted by the deals who have their own thoughts to share … the players.

Here is some of the feedback that they have shared on Twitter.

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Sheridan: Trade Analysis as Deadline Day Deals Go Down

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february20Now you know why we call it the best day of the NBA season. Deals go down, fact triumphs over fiction, Sam Hinkie is outed as a hoarder and Larry Bird wins big at the buzzer.

A total of 10 trades were agreed to already today after two deals were made Wednesday on the day before the NBA trading deadline (Steve Blake from the Lakers to the Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks; and Marcus Thornton from Sacramento to Brooklyn for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans).

Among the players who were in play but did not get moved were Jarrett Jack and Luol Deng of the Cavs, Chris Kaman and Jordan Hill of the Lakers, Iman Shumpert of the Knicks, J.J. Barea of the Timberwolves, and others.

So let’s have a looksee at the deals that did go down, in the order in which they were revealed to the world.

And let’s all gaze in awe at Bird, who pulled off the shocker of the day by acquiring Evan Turner (and Lavoy Allen) from the Sixers for Danny Granger and his expiring contract. We can also wonder what the Clippers are going to do in case their big men ever get into foul trouble, because Ryan Hollins is their only big coming off the bench (though they could turn to China for help).

And while we’re at it, lets’s gasp at Hinkie, who now has 10 second-round draft picks stashed away — along with the Pelicans’ first-round pick this June. The Sixers now need a scouting staff that’s larger than their roster.

Trade deadline analysis – Wednesday’s deals change bench production for Nets, Warriors

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Sheridan is assessing each of today’s deals as they go down, but we don’t want to leave out the two deals that got done Wednesday.

Sheridan: Top 10 Players Most Likely to be Traded

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feb20There are three days left until the trade deadline, the best Thursday of the season, no matter what TNT might say. Folks stay glued to their Twitter feeds awaiting word of who is heading where, with 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET the most riveting two hours of the entire season.

This season, with so many weak Eastern Conference teams trying to add a difference maker that would allow them to compete with the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, and with the Western Conference race basically a nine-team affair, there is a strong desire to get better immediately among at least half of the teams in the league.

Does that mean that 15 teams will be involved in trades? Heck no. That only happens on draft night.