After two weeks of what he called dark moods, Doc Rivers thinks Glen Davis has turned the corner. (Boston Herald)
“In my opinion, Baby turned a corner back to the Baby we want,” Rivers said. “I think he turned the corner starting with the second half of the Washington game (Monday night). The sad look he had from the last two weeks was gone, and you had sunshine instead of this dark cloud over him.
“He’s an emotional kid, and sometimes he wears it on the outside. When we have these dark moods, we can go into an office and hide. He has to do it where everyone can see him.”
Davis, bemused, initially pretended not to know what Rivers was talking about.
“What do you mean, turn the corner?” Davis said. “Like turn the corner as in walk around the corner? Thanks, Doc, means a lot, I turned the corner. Hopefully I can turn a lot more corners in the playoffs. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t run into the corner. I just wanted to make sure I (turned the) corner and did what I needed to do for Doc Rivers.”
The Celtics, we’re beginning to find out, are quite the emotional team. First, there was Rajon Rondo, who may or may not have dogged it for weeks after the Kendrick Perkins trade. Now there’s Davis, who had a dark mood for two whole weeks, during which time “a dark cloud” hung over him. That dark cloud sure made his jumper go missing, but hopefully sunshine will turn him into Ray Allen for the playoffs.
True story: One of my buddies spoke to Glen Davis a few weeks ago. He said Davis seemed oddly miserable and did not want to talk at all. After a few grunts from Davis, my buddy finally stopped trying to engage him in conversation. I chalked that one up in the “bad day” column. But maybe it was more like a bad month.