CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely reports that Danny Ainge called Glen Davis today – the first day teams were able to contact free agents:
"It's very important," John Hamilton, Davis' agent, told CSNNE.com. "It shows Danny and the Celtics appreciate the contributions he has made to the club, and are open to seeing if they can continue to relationship that started four years ago."
Ainge is not alone.
Two league sources on Monday said that a number of Davis' teammates, including Paul Pierce, have reached out to Davis in an effort to convince him to return to Boston.
So how much is Glen Davis worth on the open market?
And the Pistons may be willing to offer Davis the full mid-level exception which is worth $5 million in the yet-to-be-ratified new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Celtics have Davis' Bird Rights which would allow them to exceed the salary cap to re-sign him.
But with the C's expected to bring back restricted free agent Jeff Green, they may very well be targeting Davis with their "mini" mid-level exception which is worth $3 million for tax-paying teams like the C's.
Money will certainly be a consideration for Davis, who made just over $3 million – $3,000,004 to be exact – last season.
I'm willing to pay $3-5 million for Davis' services. But for how many years?
While some are tired of Big Baby's act, I'm starting to think the Celtics need him. Have you seen the pool of availble forwards/centers?