Magic notebook: Glen Davis is employing a vegan diet

Glen Davis is trying a vegan diet — a diet in which he’s not consuming any animal products.

He said he made the change at least in part to help his left foot, which he fractured on Jan. 30.

“The lighter, the better,” Davis said. “No pressure on that foot. I’m just trying to find ways to eat comfortably and also have a little bit of taste. It’s difficult, but at the same time, it’s about your mental mind-set. You’ve just got to stay with it.”

On Feb. 1, a screw was inserted into the fifth metatarsal in Davis’ left foot to stabilize the bone and promote healing. He’s expected to recover fully.

Although Davis is listed as 6 feet 8 and 289 pounds, he has weighed more than 300 pounds during at least portions of his Magic tenure.

‘Noche Latina’
The Magic have designated tonight’s home game at the Indiana Pacers as “Noche Latina” as part of a broader NBA initiative to honor and celebrate the league’s Latino fans. The Magic will wear “El Magic” jerseys tonight, March 22 and March 25.

First pitch
Jameer Nelson Jr. threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Atlanta Braves’ spring-training game against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday as his dad, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, stood nearby.

“Proud of my son,” the elder Nelson tweeted. “He threw a strike!”

Josh Robbins covers the Orlando Magic and the NBA for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him via e-mail at jbrobbins@tribune.com and connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/JoshuaBRobbins. Follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaBRobbins.

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