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Tony Allen left the Boston Celtics and has now emerged as a leader with the Memphis Grizzllies. Kendrick Perkins was shipped off to Oklahoma City and he's been a large part of their post-season success. Who will be the next Celtic to follow a similar path? In all likelihood it will be Glen Davis. Why? Because he's a free agent and frankly, he's at the point in his career where he believes he should be an NBA starter. Chances of that happening… much greater if he leaves Boston.
Alright… I'll go ahead and say it right off the bat.
The way he's playing right now, Glen Davis is lucky to be an NBA 6th man. Let's run down his post-seaon performance for a moment… shall we?
- A combined -44 in 6 playoff games.
- He's shooting 4-11 at the rim, 1-5 from 3-9 feet, 0-3 from 10-15 feet. Amazingly, he's most effective from 16-23 feet right now where he's shooting 10-16. Add it all up though and its still less than 42% and he's missing the easiest shots of them all.
- His Total Rebounding Rate (% of available rebounds he's getting) in Game 1: 10.7. In Game 2: 4.5.
- He is shooting 57% from the line in the playoffs (he shot 73.6% during the season)
So I don't know if Baby is trying too hard because he's trying to impress teams into signing him… but he's got to change whatever it is he's doing or he'll be lucky to be make someone's bench. He played almost 30 minutes a game this year and he looks tired now because of it.
My primary concern is for Glen Davis to wake up and start playing good basketball again. He's SUPPOSED to be a key guy on that second unit. It's no shock they're playing like crap because he's playing like crap.
If he keeps playing like this… I'll bet a lot of people will be happy to let him walk.
On Page 2: KG blogs after going down 0-2
What is there to say? At least the Lakers are down 0-2 as well. And for those of you who are crying about home court advantage… LA's two losses were at home.
Neither team is out of it. Though LA going on the road to salvage a series is going to be tough. Nice to see Pau is going back to being soft. Little too late for my tastes. Someone should have made him piss in a cup after Game 7. That was too much of an aberration. He must have had balls surgicaly attached for that game.
No… I'm not bitter.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE: Bigger picture: West expresses himself through art | Celtics to honor Russell with a statue | Tanguay: It was more than just the Perkins trade | ESPN Boston: Russell to get city statue | Video: Looking ahead to Game 3 | WEEI: Don't blame the Perkins trade and other off-day thoughts | Herald: Celtics need to regroup | Athletic D has C's stuck in Miami vise | Globe: Time is on their side… for now | Heat or off and running | Are Wade and James too much to handle?