Is Glen Davis coming into his own? Rasheed Wallace certainly seems to think so. (Boston Globe)
“Big Baby’s coming into his own,’’ Wallace said. “It’s something that he’s always been capable of doing. Now it’s just a matter of getting the minutes and he’s going out there and producing.’’
Coming into his own? If that’s true, count me as forever off the Glen Davis bandwagon. Davis is shooting 22-60 during his last nine games. That’s a whopping 36.7%, for all of you who aren’t Good Will Hunting and didn’t immediately know what that percentage was. If 36.7% is Glen Davis’ own, his own sucks.
Maybe Rasheed meant to say, “Big Baby’s coming into my own.” You know, Rasheed’s own world of missing about 60% of his shots. That would make more sense. Wallace is shooting only 40.4%, so it’s probably nice for him to have some company from another bricklayer.
I hate to be too hard on Davis. He plays harder than anyone else on the team. He throws his body around, keeps offensive possessions alive with offensive rebounds, and has probably taken more charges than any other Celtic. But he gets blocked three-quarters of the time he shoots it (just an approximation), and misses his fair share of bunnies that don’t get blocked.
For a big man to shoot 36.7% is downright awful. That’s just a hair worse than Brandon Jennings, who has slowed down from his sizzling start to post a disgusting 36.6% from the floor.
Then again, the Celtics probably don’t have any better options. Shelden Williams doesn’t bring too much to the table, and Scal’s been worse than either Davis or Williams this season. But with Davis now barely ahead of Wallace’s 40.4% at 42.4% shooting, I would be shocked if the Celtics don’t have the single worst-shooting backup big-man tandem in the entire NBA. Shit, even Ben Wallace shoots 53.3%.
Davis is getting boards and sacrificing his body, but doing little else to help his team win.