|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 21, 2011 at 1:05 AM|
How can I want a guy out of town who improved this season. He improved his scoring yes,and he also took the most charges this season. In years past I was in Baby's corner,but his play in the second half of the regular season,and his no show act in the playoffs really set my mind on Davis. I already didn't like his undersized frame. He's barley 6"5,and he doesn't have much length at all. Glen hustles,but sometimes you need a little more than hustle. Glen made the offense about him at a certain point in the regular season. I'm not sure why Glen forced so many bad shots. I guess it was because of his contract year,but that gives Davis no reason to play hero basketball. During a few stretches Glen attempted more field goals then KG,or Ray Allen. Glen developed a good 15 foot jump shot,but he fell in love with the jump shot.
Glen has made the news in the last couple of days. This is what Davis had to say about the playoffs.
"(The postseason struggles) weighed on me a lot," Davis said during a community appearance in which the first of three deserving local families received a Celtics-themed court and bedroom makeover. "I pride myself on playing good basketball, especially when you need it. Every postseason I've played tremendously good, to the point where it was like, 'Wow.' But this summer it didn't happen because I felt, mentally, I wasn't ready and prepared enough for what was in front of me. I didn't prepare for it well mentally, and it affected the way I played. That's what I've been doing this offseason, concentrating on making sure that postseason won't happen again.
"This summer's a different summer for me as far as just growing fully and being who I can truly be as a person and in my game as a player. Mentally I've been exercising my mind because of what's about to happen. I've always said I need to work on a certain part of my game and this year mentally I wasn't there. My body was there, but I was not there mentally."
I hate to write off a guy who played really well in past years,and who showed some improvements in the first half of the season last year. I think Glen uses his wide big body to help his cause against the tree's in the NBA,but I think Glen needs to lose weight. Glen will expect a nice size contract. I think Glen is worth around 5 million a year,and that could be a bit high right now. Jeff Green is the free agent re-sign I would target.
"I feel I know what's most important to me and that's Glen being Glen. I can't perform the way I need to perform if I'm not Glen Davis. I need to be in a situation where I'm going to be Glen Davis. If it's here with the Celtics or with somebody else, I just want to make sure I'm Glen Davis, whatever I do, wherever I'm at. That's all I'm really concentrating on, being Glen Davis, and being a complete player."
Asked if he can be "Glen Davis" in Boston, Davis endured a long pause before answering.
"I can be Glen Davis wherever," he said. "It depends on the system, the people around the system, who is going to let Glen Davis be Glen Davis, not let Glen Davis be sGlen Davis this season fell into playing time.
With the Perkins injury,and trade Baby got some heavy minutes. Also with the O'neal brothers out Glen picked up the crunch time minutes. Glen has never ran away from the big moments. I don't think he always comes through,but he's not afraid. I think Glen Davis and the way he played in the post season was a major mini issue for the Celtics. When I say mini problem I mean the Celtics had major problems with their bigger name stars. Baby is a role player,and the playoff run isn't made if he give us 20 and 10. If he played well the Celtics could have been up 3-2,or at least down 2-3 going back to Boston. The Celtics desperately needed a big,and Glen wasn't able to offer that. All of us waited for the breakout game,but it never came. I think the Celtics need to check their options. I would re-sign Baby if he comes cheap. If Glen is hell bent on being the man. He should move on.
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