Grousbeck talks about Davis and Rondo
|10.27.09 at 3:03 pm ET|
Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck just finished up an appearance on ‘The Big Show,’ and touched on a couple of topics, namely Glen Davis and Rajon Rondo (Click here to listen to the complete interview):
Grousbeck confirmed Davis suffered a broken thumb in a recent altercation. Though he did not give a specific timetable for the forward’s return, he did suggest that such injuries ‘are usually not season-threatening. … It’s a broken thumb. I don’t think it’s going to be that long.’
Grousbeck did say that the team expected to ‘suspend or fine’ Davis. Noting that the 23-year-old will be out for some time, Grousbeck suggested that the Celtics planned to sit down with the player and determine an appropriate punishment. ‘I think we’re going to ask him to chip in,’ said Grousbeck.
On why they wouldn’t reveal what happened: ‘I can’t talk to him. He’s post-operative and I’m getting on a plane. It’s just the way it is.’
Has Danny Ainge or Doc Rivers talked with Davis? ‘Where we stand is we haven’t resolved exactly what happened. Meanwhile, he’s had surgery, and we don’t know how that went ‘ or I don’t know precisely how that went. We don’t have a prognosis for recovery yet from the surgery. My guess is its not going to be as bad as we feared, we all feared. And we’ve seen some printed reports or press reports that it could be a long time. I’d be surprised. It’s a broken thumb. I don’t think it’s going to be that long.’
Grousbeck said they were going to wake up Wednesday and ‘make a plan with [Davis] and his representatives, and we’ll let you guys know at that point about it, and we’ll probably reveal maybe some more details about it, or maybe not. I’m not trying to be difficult.
‘But my understanding, broadly speaking, is that the reports are pretty much accurate. There was some sort of altercation, and it was with somebody he knew, and I think it went bad. And you’re not supposed to do that stuff when you’re a professional basketball player.’
Grousbeck also touched on reports that the Celtics were talking with point guard Rajon Rondo about a new contract and whether it could get resolved by the end of the week.
‘I’m not going to comment on numbers. I don’t think we’ve ever really commented on contractual discussions. I don’t think it actually helps the process much to be commenting midstream. It’s sort of like going at halftime of a game ‘ you still don’t know how the game is going to end up. So i really don’t want to get into Rajon’s discussions at this point.’
Are discussions going to continue before Halloween? ‘Well, there’s a fair amount of time between then and now. There’s going to be a lot going on there. Whether or not anything happens on this front, we’re going to have to wait and see.’