OFFSEASON

Davis stays busy during NBA offseason

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Davis stays busy during NBA offseason

By Jessica Camerato
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Last month Glen Davis debuted his AYO Baby Blog on his website (iambigbaby.com) and posted his first summer training video.

This week Davis continued to keep fans posted on his offseason activities . . . and even made a special appearance on late-night television.

Here's what Davis has been up to this offseason:

Basketball in Puerto Rico
Davis traveled to Puerto Rico and hosted a basketball clinic as part of NBA Cares. During his trip he also visited the corporate office of BBVA, the official bank of the NBA, and participated in an autograph signing at a mall. In his blog, Davis wrote:

On Saturday, I took part in a basketball clinic in inner city San Juan. Wow, I definitely didnt realize how big basketball was in Puerto Rico. The clinic had a ton of kids who were super excited about playing ball. My favorite part is being able to interact with the kids. I learned my Spanish needs a little work, but the kids were able to teach me a few words so we were about to talk basketball. I had an awesome time just hanging!
New Training Video
Earlier in the week Davis posted the second edition of his training videos to his Facebook page. In the clip he works on his footwork and agility through a series of drills. He isnt teaching viewers how to Dougie this time hes showing them how to move on the court.

Jimmy Kimmel Live
Talk about finishing at the rim. Davis appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to compete in the popular Pop-a-Shot Challenge. His opponent? Forty-one-year-old busboy Ricardo Reyes, who had been so successful at the game that he took his shots blindfolded (he has beat Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, among others). In the end, Richard continued his domination and defeated Davis, 48-27. Davis attributed the loss to spaghetti and pancakes.

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OFFSEASON

Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

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Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

The Celtics and second-round pick Demetrius Jackson have finalized a four-year, $5.5 millon contract, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reported.

Jackson, a point guard out of Notre Dame, was the 45th overall pick. He was projected by some as a first-rounder before the draft and the first year of his deal is likely to be guaranteed. Last year, Celtics’ second-round pick Jordan Mickey signed a four-year, $5 million deal as the 33rd pick overall.

Jackson will face plenty of training camp competition in a crowded group of backcourt players for the C’s.