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Danny and Big Baby Davis Make It Official

Chuck - Red's Army August 10, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

The Celtics officially announced the signings of Glen Davis and Shelden Williams. Here are some quotes via Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald:

“It’s been tough,” Davis said of the uncertainty of the offseason. “I
think the most important thing that I got out of it is that it’s about
becoming the best player you can be. That’s basically what I’ve gotten
out of it and making sure that I develop myself into the player the
Celtics want me to be. I feel like I’ve grown up so much this whole
summer – just being a professional and just being an adult.”

“There was a point in time that I thought I wasn’t going to come
back,” Davis said. “I was telling my girlfriend, ‘Hey, we gotta pack.
It’s time to go.’ There was a point in time then, but it’s so funny how
things change so quickly. I’m happy to be back here.”

Celtics executive director of basketball operations Danny Ainge was confident that Davis would return.

“I tried to talk with Glen and tried to explain to him a bigger
picture, but it’s tough,” Ainge said. “He’s living in the moment and
from one day to the next it can be a roller coaster. …We like Glen
more than anybody else likes Glen out there, and that’s ultimately what
it boils down to.”

The Globe's Frank Dell'Apa has a similar story on the signings but one bit of information caught our eye:

Davis, 23, signed a two-year deal worth $6.3 million. Williams, 25, a one-year bi-annual exception contract worth $1.9 million.

We're under the impression Williams signed for the veteran's minimum – $1.3 million. If this is not a mistake, then what money is left for Marquis Daniels? Or does this mean a sign-and-trade has been worked out?

We've reached out to Dell'Apa for clarification.

UPDATE: Frank emailed us to say Williams signed for the veteran's minimum. It was an honest mistake.

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  • thetitleisours

    The PG situation is all that is left.
    What rights does Boston have and for how long if they send Hudson to Europe?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    I don’t think they can “send” him to Europe.
    I’m guessing they hold his NBA rights for a year?

  • thetitleisours

    I hear quotes from DA mentioning this possibility.
    Was wondering how that would work. So they would hold his rights for one year, but he would be under contract (and Paid) from their foreign team, like Semih Erden?
    That would mean, and of course no loss, that Erden could probably enter the draft again or be officially a FA

  • Jp

    I’m just so happy

  • Shawn-cvd

    This is the finest reloading I’ve ever witnessed by Boston. Welcome back BBD!