It's Friday, so let's kick off the weekend with a throwback dance-off between two former Celtics.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis just re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. Originally, Big Baby opted out of his $1.4 million contract last month to try to score a bigger payday, but that didn't happen, so he'll be back playing for Doc Rivers for slightly less money -- the $1.2 million vet minimum.
From the LA Times:
The Clippers have re-signed free-agent power forward Glen Davis to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.2 million, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Davis opted out of his contract in June that would have paid him $1.4 million for the 2014-15 season, looking for a bigger payday and longer contract that never came.
But the official said Davis wanted to return to the Clippers “in the best shape” of his six-year career so that the 6-9 forward could help give the team another quality big man off the bench.
Davis, who averaged 4.2 points and 3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game for LA last season, might see an even smaller role for the Clippers now that they have acquired another big to come off the bench -- Spencer Hawes was recently signed to a 4 year/$23 million deal.
In the meantime, former Celtic Delonte West was given another shot by Rivers, and joined the Clippers' Summer League squad in Vegas. According to The Score, Doc is considering offering West a spot on LA's final roster this fall:
Delonte West must have impressed the Los Angeles Clippers in his first two appearances at Summer League in Las Vegas.
Even though he's only totalled 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals over 53 minutes, the Clippers are said to be considering the 30-year-old veteran for one of their final roster spots.
Head coach Doc Rivers indicated on Monday that the Clippers have two veteran minimum contracts left to use, and West is being considered along with a number of other players. His willingness to try and earn a spot through Summer League despite his veteran status is surely sending the right message to Rivers and company.
With one of the two above-mentioned veteran minimum contracts offered to Davis last night, it would only be fitting to offer the other to West and reunite the two former teammates. The two big personalities had their moments when playing together in Boston, including an unforgettable dance-off at a Celtics Foundation charity event before the start of the 2010-2011 season. In light of all the Donald Sterling drama the Clippers have faced, why not lighten the mood with a little quirkiness and pair the two again? Make it happen, Doc!