Wednesday , Dec , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Michael Finley to Glen Davis: ‘Establish yourself’


"I’ll never forget," he said, "Michael Finley told me right after dinner after Game Seven, ‘Make sure in training camp, you need to establish yourself.’ I took that with me through the whole summer — ‘Establish yourself. You need to be a force to be reckoned with.’ "

Finley stressed to Davis that the Celtics could run the ball through him in the second unit this season. "You’re capable enough to be doing that," the veteran said. Davis let the advice sink in. Then, it clicked.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:
Glen Davis should drop the ‘Baby’ from his ‘Big Baby’ moniker. Instead, he should just be ‘Big’.

This year, Davis has been ‘Big’ off the bench. His jumper has been ‘Big’. His post play has been ‘Big’. And his focus has been ‘Big’.

Instead of getting distracted by the hoopla surrounding his Boston Celtics, Davis has shown a razor focus, averaging a steady 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.

This is hardly a surprise. Davis has always had the skill-set to be a very good player. He’s surprisingly quick for his size. And he possesses world class hands.

Davis’ improved play gives Doc Rivers’ squad a deadly second unit. And he could be difference between the Celtics winning and losing another championship.

–Oly Sandor.

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