Davis: 'I don't know where I'm at'

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Davis: 'I don't know where I'm at'

By JessicaCamerato
CSNNE.com

BOSTON - If you see Glen Davis, please let him know. At this point in the postseason, he has no idea where to find himself.

Ive been nowhere to be found this whole playoffs, he said. I need to find myself.

Davis was left searching for words following the Celtics' Game 4 overtime loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night at TD Garden. Rather than providing his team with a necessary spark off the bench, the Celtics sixth man shot just 1-for-4 in nearly 17 minutes.

Im frustrated, he said. Really frustrated.

This isnt how Davis expected things to go. After all, he had stepped up many times before under postseason pressure. He entered the playoffs averaging a career-high 11.7 points in the regular season and looked forward to thriving on the big stage.

That hasnt been happening.

Instead, Davis has become an offensive non-factor in the Celtics' second unit. He has scored a total of 14 points in the first four games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. His average? Just 3.5 points per game.

I dont know where Im at, he said. Its my type of year. This is what I do. My years of big playing with the Celtics, playoff ball, this is when I play best. Its not showing right now.

Davis cant pinpoint when he lost himself on the court, but says that with the exception of scoring 14 points in Game 4 against the New York Knicks, he wasnt there in the first round, either.

He says it all starts with believing in himself again. That, of course, is easier said than done.

Now facing elimination on Wednesday night in Miami, Davis has less than 48 hours to figure it out.

Ive got to find Glen, he said. I dont know where Glens at. I have no idea whos playing right now.

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Smart says Hayward is 'awesome' and plays up Stevens connection

Smart says Hayward is 'awesome' and plays up Stevens connection

Marcus Smart, meeting the media at his basketball camp for kids at Brandeis, sang the praises of potential future Celtics teammate Gordon Hayward.

"He's an awesome player," Smart told MassLive.com's Jay King and others on Tuesday. 

“He’s a dude who understands the game really well. I think it’s because he had [Celtics coach] Brad ]Stevens] as a coach. Nah, I’m kidding. He’s incredible. He’s a great player, he’s a great guy, and I think I speak for a lot of guys in this league when I say that.” 

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports' The Vertical is the latest to report that this summer the Celtics are working on acquiring both Hayward, the Jazz forward who played for Stevens at Butler, and trading for Pacers' All-Star forward Paul George.

How would Smart sell them on playing in Boston? 

“First off, this fanbase is incredible,” Smart said. “The energy that they give off every night, night in and night out, is remarkable. And then playing under Brad...who’s understanding the game more and more. He’s learning, and he’s becoming one of the greatest coaches in this league. 

"You’ve just got to love the things that he’s doing, and I think that everybody in the league understands that. They appreciate the work he puts in, and they see everything he’s been doing and accomplishing.”

NBA free agency opens this Saturday. 


 

Report: Celtics plan is 'sequencing' acquisitions of Hayward, George

Report: Celtics plan is 'sequencing' acquisitions of Hayward, George

The Celtics are working to acquire BOTH Paul George and Gordon Hayward this summer, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports' The Vertical reports.

More from Woj's report:

The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the signing of free agent Gordon Hayward and relinquishing the assets needed to complete a trade for Paul George, league sources told The Vertical.

For salary-cap purposes, Boston wants a Hayward commitment before it can finalize a trade for George and secure the most dynamic free-agent coup in franchise history, league sources said.

For Boston, here’s the hitch: While Indiana believes Boston can offer the best possible package, the Pacers may be unwilling to wait until the start of July free agency on Boston’s timetable and could turn toward making a deal elsewhere for George, league sources told The Vertical. 

This report confirms an earlier one from the weekend that said the C's were looking to acquire both superstars.