5. Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Boston Celtics forward 2008-2011
Over the course of four seasons, Glen Davis started in 36 regular season games for the Boston Celtics. Most notably, he filled in when Kevin Garnett went down just before the 2009 NBA Playoffs.
Believe it or not, Davis was actually… pretty good.
He started in all 14 of Boston’s playoff games that year, averaging 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Big Baby was a relatively efficient scorer as well, converting on 49.1% of his attempts from the field in the postseason.
He even made a buzzer-beater to help the Celtics steal a Game 4 down in Orlando.
A year later in a rematch against the Magic, Big Baby was on the wrong end of an elbow from center Dwight Howard and was knocked out cold.
If Davis was so great in the playoffs, then why is he on this list? Well, first off there weren’t a zillion guys who had a big chunk of starts next to the Big 3.
Plus, his regular-season numbers weren’t the type to absolutely floor you either. In 277 games for the Celtics, Davis averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.
He was eventually traded to the Magic in December of 2011 in a deal that landed Boston Brandon Bass.