Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis returned to the Clippers bench on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Davis played four minutes, scored two points and had a nice impact for the Clippers defensively.
Davis was escorted to the locker room on Saturday night during the second quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets for having an emotional outburst against head coach Doc Rivers.
"Sometimes [being emotional] can be a good thing and sometimes it’s a bad thing,” Davis told Clippers.com. “Saturday was basically a bad thing. But it’s all about getting better.”
Davis apologized to his teammates and head coach Doc Rivers regarding the incident.
Rivers addressed the situation on Saturday as a player getting too emotional to speak with, and when it happened it took away from the team's moment.
On Monday morning during shoot around, Rivers addressed the situation further.
"It wasn’t that big of a deal, I just thought that game was not right for us. The talk we had was 30 seconds. It wasn’t a long talk.”
Davis joined the team after being bought out by the Orlando Magic in February, looks to improve mentally and continue to get better on the court.
“I’m here to play in the Playoffs. These games right now count to get better or whatever, but I want to be ready when the Playoffs start," said Davis.
Davis has been a welcomed addition to the roster, and bring a presence that is needed to Clippers especially as they enter the playoff, looking to go deeper this season.
Although the Clippers don't practice much, as he continues to adjust Davis is determined to being an asset to this team.
"I need reps. I need more mental reps. And I have to start by putting myself in Clipper basketball shape and get up and down."
As Davis continues to adjust to Clipper basketball, Rivers knows exactly how to handle him and will continue to coach him up in the right direction.