OFFSEASON

Davis still out, hopes to return Sunday

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Davis still out, hopes to return Sunday

By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com

PHILADELPHIA Glen Davis was on the floor with the Boston Celtics this morning for their pregame walk-through.

Don't get too excited, Celtics fans.

Davis said he won't play Friday night.

He's hopeful that he'll do enough today to where the coaches and medical staff will allow him to participate in practice on Saturday.

"He looked better," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "He didn't do enough, honestly. It was skeleton work. You can't tell from that. It was just skeleton offense; nothing strenuous."

Still, Rivers has seen enough to where he thinks Davis will return to the floor on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

"We don't know that for sure," Rivers said.

Prior to this morning's shoot-around, Davis sounded optimistic about returning sooner rather than later.

"It is getting better," he told CSNNE.com.

Davis suffered a left knee injury in the closing seconds of a 115-103 win over Phoenix last week.

Friday night will be his fourth missed game.

A. Sherrod Blakely can be reached at sblakely@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Sherrod on Twitter at http:twitter.comsherrodbcsn

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.