Might be time for Baby to leave Celtics’ nest
Davis will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and clearly
intends to test the market. This postseason was not the best audition,
as Davis shot 39.1 percent and averaged 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.
“You just can’t base it on just this playoffs,” Davis said. “My whole
body of work, I feel like I can play in this league, I can start in
this league, from my second year when Kevin (Garnett) went down and my
third year playing in the playoffs. This year was my best year. I just
didn’t play well in the playoffs this year. I didn’t get a good rhythm.
Some things happen like that. I don’t think this playoffs hurt me as
much.”If Davis wants to start, Boston likely won’t be the destination.
Kevin Garnett will return next season at power forward and there have
been no indications from the organization that Davis is in line to be
Despite the sour end to the year, Davis’ fourth season was his best.
He was a sixth man of the year candidate in the first half and finished
the season averaging 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. The 25-year-old
believes he is capable of more and is aware that opportunity may not
come with the Celtics.
“I want to be a player in this league,” Davis said. “I feel like I
have a lot more to offer. I want to show the world my talent, if it’s
here in Boston or wherever.”