When it was announced that Glen Davis would be reuniting with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles, it was thought of as the perfect match. The Clippers bigs were struggling, mainly because their names were Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens, and Davis was an upgrade. He was familiar with Doc Rivers system from his Boston days where he won a ring with the Celtics his rookie year. Davis was expected to sure up the second unit and bring an additional threat to that group.
Things haven’t exactly played out that way and with at least fives games left in the season, these could be the last days of Davis+Rivers part two.
Last week in Houston, that old crusty duo of Doc Rivers and Glen Davisclashed again when a heated Davis was removed from the game. He yelled something at Rivers, who yelled something back and then instructed team security to escort Davis to the locker room, ending his evening. Davis played four minutes the next game and 10 each of the next two games. He is playing about 12 minutes per contest since joining the Clippers in January and averaging a career-low 3.4 points. Davis signed a two-year deal with a player option for next season at the league minimum. He is much better than the league minimum and will sign somewhere else as a free agent.
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Glen Davis isn’t that good of a player. For the Clippers, having him instead of Mullens and Jamison was enough, but in the grand scheme of things, there won’t be many needing the services of a big man that loves to settle for the mid-range jump shot. More importantly, whichever teams offer Davis a contract, it’ll likely be one that isn’t in position to compete for a championship.
Sure he’ll make more than the $1.2 million Davis is on tab to make next season, but it’ll come by sacrificing winning games for a financial increase.
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