Re: Props to Baby!!!
posted at 2/13/2011 6:56 PM EST
In Response to Re: Props to Baby!!!
[QUOTE]Davis is a very skilled player, lacking only explosive leaping ability, but more than compensates sometimes by using his strentgh. I'm thankful I don't have to make the decision to resign him. He seems like a prideful guy, but who knows what will happen to his weight with a nice contract.
The fact that he's in there to close out games (no matter whether Perk or Shaq is healthy) certainly says a lot. Hey Petey, only problem is if he was 6' 10" he wouldn't be here.....he would have been a lottery pick.
Posted by jallen3531[/QUOTE]
i guess that's the 64 dollar question with davis. with previous michlin men in the nba though, the fatties crept up on them fast. oliver miller, hot plate williams, ANY of them i can think of- they started inflating as soon as they got to the nba.
davis on the other hand has only gotten in better and better condition each year he's been in the league. i guess he is a risk based on having once been a fat kid but i think he's taken care of those issues now. if he was going to get "spread" i'd look for him to do it at over age 30.
he's a huge guy and may not have a long nba career. he may not last over age 30 unless he has super powered joints to go with his large frame. i say we keep him a celtic because he's done nothing but shown that he IS a celtic in the classic sense of the word being hustle, heart, basketball IQ and continuous improvement despite being an under dog as a guy who is 6-7 and nailed to the floor in a leaugue of guys 6-10 and up and athletic at his position. he still finds a way to come through big time.
keep him a celtic, you need something fun on this team to watch for the next few years. and you never know, once the money comes off the books, this team may be poised to become relevant again the same way it did last time, and davis could be a part of it.