Despite re-signing coach Doc Rivers to a five-year extension, not everything will go smoothly for the Boston Celtics this offseason. There will definitely be some roster turnover, and one player who has been there for years is likely on his way out of town.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis reportedly has wanted the minutes (and money) of an NBA starter, and that’s not going to happen in Boston. Davis also isn’t a favorite of Rivers, since apparently the two men just don’t see eye-to-eye and their relationship deteriorated over the last two months of this season.
For his part, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has claimed he’d like Davis to return…at the right price. The way that was worded is key. Davis obviously thinks his value and ability are at a much higher level than the Celtics do. He’s never going to start for Boston as long as Kevin Garnett is still playing.
Davis is just 25 years old and just wrapped up his fourth NBA season. He’s a 6’9, 289-pound (that’s being kind) power forward. He averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game this year, while shooting just 44.8 percent from the field. Those numbers don’t exactly scream “starter in the making” to me.