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.
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.
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