One of Boston’s biggest challengers for Davis will be Detroit, a team that has coveted Davis for a number of years.
And the Pistons may be willing to offer Davis the full mid-level exception which is worth $5 million in the yet-to-be-ratified new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Blakely used to be a Pistons beat writer for Booth Newspapers, so he’s probably still in touch with Detroit sources. In 2009, the Celtics and Pistons discussed a Glen Davis trade.
Davis would bring two elements the Pistons desperately need: size and defense. But he’s been immature and undisciplined on a mature and disciplined Celtics team. Could he handle playing in Detroit, where he’d lose much of the veteran guidance keeping him on target in Boston?