Re: Glen Davis 'exercising his mind'
posted at 6/21/2011 9:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Glen Davis 'exercising his mind'
[QUOTE]1. Glen is mad at Doc and probably for good reason. 2. Glen improved a lot in the last 12 months. 3. His knowledge of our defensive and offensive sets will not , I repeat will not be that easily replaced with the money we have. 3. I agree that he is out of Boston but his situation was handled poorly by Doc.
4. We will be lucky to assemble a bench as good as the one we already have with our assets. Davis is a young man gowing up in front of our eyes and Doc may just be kicking him out at a time that he will be needed.
Glen and Perkins deserve our postive support because of what they did for us. Both can be replaced with the right money but I do not think we have the $$$ to do it
. Draft picks will be delegated to the bench by Doc, and rightly so. IF we want to make a run next year we should do as much as we can to retain Glen, Green, West and most of the bench. We do not need a training camp that looks like a three ring circus if we want to try for 18, unlesss we bring in quailty vets for Doc.
Posted by maryngary[/QUOTE]
and there you have it. we really do have doc ribbers to thank for the poor treatment of davis over the last 2 plus years. doc has gone to the press more times over glen davis' "issues" than with ANY other player. come to think of it, doc hasn't gone to the press with ANY other player's "issues"! even though sheed showed up flabby and tried at around 24.7% total effort the whole regular season.
davis had warts. and other posters here have rightfully stated that davis is not "starting quality", and the longer he is out there the more he gets exposed, which is true to a lesser degree than the fact that he is not a "starter" on a elite team in the league. but davis has done A LOT OF THINGS on this team, dirty work things, versatile things, hustle things, that will not easily be replaced in the modern NBA.
think paul silas with less rebounding ability, cowens with less scoring and rebouding, and you have davis, a guy who would do anything to win. and you can take his talk about "glen davis being glen davis" and twist it all out of proportion but the simple fact is that this guy played WAY OVER
his age level and WAY OVER his projected status in the league on an elite team. And correct me if I'm wrong but he was still improving all of last year until late in the year. We really do not know how much better he could get. To assume that he has flat lined or peaked would be ignorant.
And in return for that unconditional effort, he got shat upon relentlessly by Doc Rivers. ANY THING that davis did wrong or perceived wrong was subject to immediate anger from doc rivers while that standard did not hold for anyone else on the team. how is that not a steaming pile of hypocrisy?
how long do you people think ANYONE can hang with a program like that? i mean unless you are literally perfect, doc is going to be scowling at you and soon after cutting promo's the press about how he's almost had it with you.
this is why doc rivers shoudl not have been re-signed as a coach in boston. partially becuase of his disastrous handling of davis, also his rotations this last year involving young people- wafer, daniels, delonte- never panned out into anythng good for us. he took eons to integrate jeff green, a young player with skills who was willing to change his role. from my viewpoint, green was just starting to hit a stride of consistency as soon as we got finished off by miami. blame some of it on green, blame a lot of it on doc rivers if you want the truth of the matter.
and now we are entering a rebuilding phase, where YOUNG PEOPLE are going to be crucial and we have doc rivers, the guy who can't bring himself to 1) play or 2) relate to young people and doc's signed up for 5 more years. good luck with that! so far it's gotten you davis out the door and wafer could have contributed a LOT as ray allen grew typically exhausted and ineffective. how can delonte end up with 3 field goal attempts in multiple playoff games when we are starved for offense? ask doc rivers, who chose to play the one armed bandit rondo over delonte so much of the time.
we're on a shoe string budget and doc has to use the young people that he has. yet he won't time and again. and now he's actively repelling the key guy who held together the 5 spot during our most dominant stretch last year OUT THE DOOR. brilliant.