Glen Davis would like to be able to smile more often and carry less weight. Most of all he’d like to be a fully contributing component of the Orlando Magic for the first time since fracturing his left foot during a game Jan. 30 at New York. But after a setback in July required another surgery on the same foot his on-the-court involvement at training camp is largely limited to taking stationary jump shots after practice while a member of the team’s training staff feeds him the ball. "It's one of the most difficult things I've probably ever done" Davis said. "There are days when I walk in here and I feel like I can run and you've got somebody telling you ‘Hey hey hey you can't do that.' It gets frustrating but you understand at the end of the day what you're trying to accomplish. I just want to get back to the floor just want to get back to the game. As long as I can do that everything will be OK." Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Monday that "we hope to have him back within the next few weeks" for practice. No timetable has been projected for the 6-foot-9 forward's return to game action with Hennigan adding "We're going to intentionally leave that nebulous." The Magic's first preseason game is next Wednesday night in Jacksonville against the New Orleans Pelicans with their regular-season opener taking place Oct. 29 at Indiana. Davis who was acquired from the Boston Celtics in December 2011 after the NBA lockout ended is every bit as vague as Hennigan on how well his foot is healing. "I could feel great two weeks from now or I could not feel great" he said. But there are other subjects on which he is straightforward including his weight. While Davis hasn't been leading an entirely sedentary existence he would like to lose between 20 and 30 pounds on a body that he said is currently around 305 pounds.
Magic's Glen Davis eager to return, but must pace himself
Fox Sports Florida | Oct 5