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Grousbeck talks about Davis and Rondo

Posted By WEEI On October 27, 2009 @ 3:03 pm In General | 1 Comment

Celtics [1] co-owner Wyc Grousbeck just finished up an appearance on ‘€œThe Big Show,’€ and touched on a couple of topics, namely Glen Davis [2] and Rajon Rondo [3] (Click here to listen to the complete interview [4]):

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 ‘€œare 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 ‘€œsuspend 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. ‘€œI think we’€™re going to ask him to chip in,’€ said Grousbeck.

On why they wouldn’€™t reveal what happened: ‘€œI 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 [5] talked with Davis? ‘€œWhere 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 ‘€œmake 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.

‘€œBut 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.

‘€œI’€™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? ‘€œWell, 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.’€


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[2] Glen Davis: http://media.weei.com/basketball/glen-davis.htm

[3] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[4] Click here to listen to the complete interview: http://audio.weei.com/m/27089580/wyc-grousbeck-managing-partner-governor.htm

[5] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

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