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The Boston Celtics missed out on going to the Finals last year and they were not even close, mostly because Kevin Garnett was injured. Along the way, they found out that Glen “Big Baby” Davis can play some ball and the Celtics decided to keep him. He just takes up a lot of space in the lane and causes matchup problems for the opposition.
Now after a bitter contract dispute, he is finally in house and signed.
Davis’ signing was announced today at a press conference at the team’s practice facility in Waltham. A league source said the deal is for two years and $6.3 million, with $3 million due next year. The signing of free agent Shelden Williams was also announced.
“It’s been tough,” Davis said of the uncertainty of the offseason. “I think the most important thing that I got out of it is that it’s about becoming the best player you can be. That’s basically what I’ve gotten out of it and making sure that I develop myself into the player the Celtics want me to be. I feel like I’ve grown up so much this whole summer – just being a professional and just being an adult.”
The Celtics have to be excited with the additions of Sheldon Williams, Rasheed Wallace, and the return of Kevin Garnett, Glenn Davis, and Kendrick Perkins. It gives them all kinds of different looks up front with post up players, long range shooters, and slashers that can guard all kinds of big guys and defend the post.
You almost have to put the Celtics back on top of the Eastern Conference with the latest Celtic signing of Big Baby Davis. Look for the Celtics to be the favorites to play the Lakers in the NBA title game.
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