NBA Roundtable

Glen Davis Out 6-8 Weeks

In General NBA on October 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

WEII.com reports

According to an NBA source, Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis underwent successful surgery on his right hand on Tuesday, and will now be out 6-8 weeks.

In an interview with The Big Show, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck confirmed that Davis suffered a broken thumb. Though he did not give a specific timetable for the forward’s return, he did suggest that such injuries “are 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 “suspend 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.

Steve Bulpett has the story on how Davis broke out his hand

A shirtless Glen “Big Baby” Davis and his “best friend” Shawn Bridgewater – a former teammate of the Celtics forward on the University High basketball team in Baton Rouge, La. – emerged bleeding from their noses after a fight inside a black SUV in Waltham Monday morning, the Herald has learned.

Police were summoned to Lincoln Street, not far from Davis’ home in Briar Glen Village on Kings Way, by a 911 call shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

According to the police report obtained by the Herald, Davis claimed his allegedly drunken childhood pal was “continually bothering his girlfriend,” Jenna Gomez.

“It was two guys that had a fight over something that was said to a girlfriend,” Waltham Detective Capt. William Stanton said. “They assured us there would be no more problems.”

Seems harsh to fine Davis under the circumstances … anyway

Thoughts

This injury is fairly unimportant.

Glen Davis is the Celtics fourth big man in the rotation. Their three best big men are Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins and Rasheed Wallace. Those three are capable of playing the full 96 minutes without any problems.

Furthermore, the Celtics have very strong fifth and sixth string big men in Brian Scalabrine and Shelden Williams. Both of these players are capable of giving Doc Rivers good minutes if Doc wishes to go with a deeper big man rotation, which he is likely to do.

Davis is only out for a month and half to two months so the Celtics can weather this injury effectively.

This loss would only become a problem for Boston if their main big men also dropped down with a medium term injury (say 3-4 weeks or more). Outside of that possibility, the loss of Glen Davis really isn’t that important.

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