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Your Morning Dump… A slim Glen Davis wants to clear the air

Chuck - Red's Army August 3, 2011 Uncategorized 2 Comments

IMG00307-20110802-1355-thumb-400x300-47213 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

But today, Davis said he wants to come back and wants to clear any ill feelings with Ainge and coach Doc Rivers. Of course, that is impossible during the NBA lockout because players are not allowed to contact team officials.

"Most definitely that’s my No. 1 priority [coming back],” he said yesterday. “See if I can come back here and play. And if can’t, go somewhere else.

"I think in a lot of situations you have to air things out. Especially with a player that’s growing. You’ve got to talk and clear things up and I think that time will come whenever the opportunity comes. I’m just trying to focus on working out.”

Davis, who looked noticeably trimmer than he did in May, averaged just 4.9 points and 39 percent shooting in the playoffs and it appeared his Celtics' run was over. But he eagerly embraced Rondo, who joined Mayor Thomas Menino (all three pictured right) in dedicating three new courts at the pickup basketball hotbed.

"There’s a lot of people who would try that, if everything goes the way it’s supposed to go [with the lockout],” he said. “I would definitely be interested, to get the experience and also to keep that edge. I just really think a lot of guys over there love to play the game. It’s not about the money. It’s about playing the game that we love.”

Globe – Davis considering overseas opportunities

Glad to see Glen Davis is in decent shape. If he was not an unrestricted free-agent with millions of dollars at stake, he'd be a leading contender for the "player who packed on the most weight during the lockout" award.

Playing basketball in Europe might not be a good fit. There's too much good food over there (or so I here). He's better off in China where everyone eats fish and rice.

On Page 2, Rondo can do three push-ups.

Rondo, appearing at a Red Bull event celebrating renovations at Malcolm X Park, admitted he can't participate in full-contact basketball activities quite yet, but is making progress.

"The elbow is getting better," said Rondo. "I got another check-up on it today. It's getting there. It's still a little swollen, [but] other than that, no problem."

Rondo added that he can engage in limited contact right now, but he's not pushing it. Then he quipped, "I think I did three push-ups today."

ESPN Boston

It's been about 10 weeks since Rondo dislocated his elbow and he's still not 100%. I can't believe he was able to play with that pain. Amazing…

The rest of the links:

Herald – Much to do about Rondo | ESPN – Stern won't be paid during lockout | Seattle Times – Nate Robinson still pushing for NFL tryout

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/mannoperry Perry Manno

    He’s better off in China where everyone eats fish and rice.
    … but wait! let’s not forget McDonalds are littered around China so BBD could develop a nasty cheeseburger fetish
    let’s hope he has learned something from his past two contract years and starts playing within himself because a sign and trade after this lockout seems far fetched
    I would keep him happy, overpay for a year, which will create more wiggle room for 2012

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Big Baby has worn out his welcome with alot of people, and I would think Doc among them. I honestly can’t see him starting on a playoff team unless he was surrounded by stars. He certainly didnt do himself any favors by tanking in last years playoffs either. Keep him or sign & trade him, either way, the market will dictate his salary and like last time, it wont be alot.