I'm happy that we added Rasheed Wallace and I hope that we can also soon add Grant Hill and a point guard. Those are the priorities for the offseason. However, if I had my wish, I'd also have Baby back in Boston.
He knows the system and he'd provide great depth off the bench in our rotation. We need another big man anyway and he's certainly a better option than Slim-tat Swift or Mike Sweetooth.
Here's the list of teams that I have seen rumored to have some interest in Glen Davis. Memphis, Dallas, San Antonio, Orlando, Detroit, New York. Now here's that list again with updates and comments.
- Memphis - traded for Zach Randolph
- Dallas - Mark Cuban tweeted that they are not interested
- San Antonio - May land McDyess
- Orlando - Otis Smith indicated that he's not interested (though Tanguay and others seem to think otherwise)
- Detroit - Probably still prefers McDyess but may be an option if he goes elsewhere.
- New York - Seems to be only interested in giving people 1 year deals.
The non-Boston options for Big Baby are starting to dry up. It only takes one team to decide to offer him the full MLE to make him walk. I am of the opinion that the Celtics likely will not match that offer, depending on how many years he gets.
However, I still don't think he's going to get GMs to bid against themselves. Nobody is falling all over themselves to bring Davis on board for big money. He might have to wait around and see if anyone is willing to spend on him after the rest of the big names have been snapped up. But you have to wonder if that's even going to happen, especially for a restricted free agent.
So here's what I think may happen. If Baby and his agent are so set on a big payday (remember that he signed a shorter deal so that he would be available as a free agent a year earlier than most rookies) then they might have to simply take the qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
I think this would be the last resort option for Baby and his agent, but if the music stops and all the seats are taken, it might be his best option.