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Big Baby Doesn’t Need to Start

Chuck - Red's Army June 28, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments

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The Globe's Marc Spears gives us an update on Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Danny Ainge says a qualifying offer will be made on Tuesday ensuring Davis becomes a restricted free agent.

What does "restricted free agency" mean? The Celtics have seven days to match any offer sheet.

Spears offers this insight:

Davis is a free agent in a tough economy with a lot of
unrestricted big men available.

One
NBA general manager said Davis could maybe garner a contract paying $3
million-$4 million in the first year, while another said he’d get close
to the mid-level exception (at least $5.6 million). Teams eyeing Davis
also know that Boston is keenly interested, too, with matching power.
But the Celtics are also over the projected luxury-tax threshold by
nearly $2 million.

The market may favor the Celtics, but it only takes one cash-happy GM to spoil their plans.

Want more positive news? BBD isn't hell bent on starting:

“If I’m on a team where it’s tough to get wins, a young team, I’d love
to start,’’ said Davis, who made $711,517 last season. “But if it’s a
championship-caliber team, I’d love to come off the bench. It depends
on where I am. I’d love to come off the bench behind KG. But if not,
I’d love to start, too.’’

Davis continues to work his ass off to get in better shape. He says Muay Tai boxing is helping him drop weight and his goal is to lose another 30 pounds and get to 270. He's also working on a three-point shot.

I love this guy's work ethic. He made significant strides last off-season and is on the same path. I'm starting to think $5 million per year is good value for BBD.

Other links: Globe – Celtics Owners Attend John Henry's Wedding

After the jump….video from the Celtics dancer auditions.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    I love BBD, and I think what this kid has been able to contribute and how hes improved gets taken for granted in celtics nation.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Eddie House has until I believe Tues or Wed to decide about his $2.9 mil. player option as well..correct?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    I think so. Same as the Celtics deadline to make qualifying offers

  • Jon

    If you pause the video at 1:08, your life will be slightly better than it was a minute ago.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    What about Baby doing Muy Thai. That’s fucking bad ass. Muy Thai is no joke.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    Yeah.. Alison is flexible.

  • Jonny Appell

    does anybody know why they didnt draft jeff adrien or josh heytvelt at #58…they really need an assertive big.