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Glen Davis enjoying central role with Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic center Glen Davis is currently embracing his captainship with the team, averaging almost 15 and nine this season.

Gregory Shamus

Orlando Magic center Glen Davis has embraced his role this season as captain of the Orlando Magic. Davis spent the first four seasons of his career with the Boston Celtics, where he played mainly off the bench behind players such as Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

Even last season, his first with the Magic, Davis mainly played a reserve role behind Ryan Anderson before Dwight Howard was injured and missed the rest of the season with a back injury. Davis said he knows this is a big opportunity for him to grow now that Howard is gone from the team:

"I've tried to welcome the opportunity because this is something fresh and something that I've always wanted to do. With the Celtics, K.G. was already there and they had won a championship. But this is an opportunity to be the guy. My rookie year I didn't do a lot to win that championship. But with this team I'm one of the main focal points in why we're successful. You don't want to shy away from that.''

So far this season, Davis is averaging 14.9 points per game along with 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. After being held to two consecutive games under 10 points, Davis has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games. The Magic next play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday at the Amway Center, with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

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