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Big Baby knows his role

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On October 20, 2010 @ 11:00 pm In General | 3 Comments

BOSTON — Glen Davis [1] was lost, and now he’s found.

If you’ll recall, at the start of the preseason, Big Baby told reporters:

“I’€™ve got to find out what my role is. With Rasheed Wallace [2] last year, I had to become a center. Now? I don’€™t know. Do I go back to playing the 4? We’€™ll see.

‘€œIt’€™s difficult because, as a player, you kind of don’€™t understand where the Celtics [3] are going or what they are doing. No matter what I do — I can play great — it’€™s still not enough. I’€™m just here to help the team wherever possible, any way I can. Whenever I find my role, I’€™ll do it to the max, the only way I can.”

Now? He wishes he could take it all back. He knows his role now, after Doc Rivers [4] pulled him aside, telling him to “shut up and play,” and Danny Ainge helped define his role — as a versatile big man off the bench who can play the 4 and the 5.

“I don’t even know why I made that comment,” Davis told reporters after last night’s preseason win over the Nets [5]. “You guys have to help me out when I make stupid comments.”

Davis went as far as saying, “I’m a lucky big man to be on this team,” citing the experience he’s gained in a few years alongside veterans like Kevin Garnett [6], Rasheed Wallace, Shaquille O’Neal [7] and Jermaine O’Neal [8].

After a poor first half as a team that left the Celtics trailing 55-48 going into the locker room, Davis and Shaq had a pointed discussion at the bench.

“We were just communicating with each other, making sure we were on the same page,” said Davis. “We have to do it a lot, because he really doesn’t know our defensive system. Me being here for four years now, I know it. So, I’m just trying to help him out, making sure he’s there when the rotations need to made.”


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

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

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[6] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

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