|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM|
When I think of the word baby. I can see a tiny little human who's learning right from wrong,and I see someone who can't take care of themselves. A baby you need to always correct,and teach,and always praise the baby when he,or she do something right. I'm not a parent,but that's what I observe. I believe that sounds like the Big Baby era in Boston. I always felt like he was over used,but the Celtics had no choice last season. He was lost in the shuffle after the Perk deal,and he reacted like a selfish baby. Baby wanted more playing time,and when he got it he wasn't able to perform. Glen had a great regular season until the injuries to all the bigs,and then the Perk deal. Glen also filled in nicely for KG in the 2009 playoffs. Baby is a perfect nickname for a player that cries on the bench when KG calls him out during a game in late 2008. Baby hustled a lot,but I also felt like he had fake hustle. It was fake because he overreacted over silly bumps,and hits,and for loose balls. I really liked Glen at times. He was crucial for us at times,but that doesn't excuse his selfishness on the court. I didn't want to lose Glen because he's skilled,and he has talents that helped the Celtics. I also didn't want him to just leave the Celtics,and they have nothing in return,
That's when Danny pulled off his best move so far this season. He did a sign,and trade with the Magic sending Glen Davis to Orlando for Brandon Bass. I was pleased with the deal. I didn't want to over pay Davis,and the Celtics didn't want to thankfully. Brandon can give us much more than Davis,and he's a team kind of guy. Bass won't over step his role. He remind me of a younger Kurt Thomas at times,and that's something the Celtics need. I think will see Bass finish games with the starting unit in most cases. I'm happy to get a solid replacement for Baby. It will keep the Celtics closer to their goal of banner 18 this season. Losing baby for nothing would have been a disaster for the Celtics bench.