Last season, the Magic were 12-13 before Glen Davis injured his shoulder and was forced to miss the next month. He played nine more games before a broken foot shut him down for the rest of the season. He was not the same after the first injury in any case -- his just-launched All-Star candidacy was made irrelevant.
Injuries were a key part of the 2012-13 season, derailing any chance of respectability record-wise and simply a good reason to leave veterans on the bench to play young guys. The feeling, it seemed, was to let guys heal completely before sending them back onto the court.
With Glen Davis still nursing that broken foot, and the complication that arose in early July that had Davis undergo a second procedure to replace a screw leaving him in a one-legged roller when we last saw him (at Summer League in Orlando). It is still unclear whether Davis will be ready to go when training camp opens at Amway Center on October 1.
Even at this stage of the calendar, it appear...