Updated: February 10, 2010, 10:21 PM ET

Broussard: Latest Trade Buzz

Big Baby All Grown Up

Chris Forsberg

When Glen Davis emerged from the locker room area at the Celtics' practice facility Monday, the conversation was light, centering on the Louisiana native's emotions after the New Orleans Saints topped the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV the day before.

And while Davis offered a couple, "Who Dat," and spoke at length about what it means for his home state to have the Saints bring home a world title, Davis soon turned introspective and spent much of the session chatting about his own trying season.

As Davis and the Celtics trekked to New Orleans in advance of Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Davis found himself at the center of trade speculation after league sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard that Boston had talked with the Bobcats about a potential swap that would include sending Davis to Charlotte for point guard D.J. Augustin.

For Davis, it's the latest headline in a season dotted with missteps. He missed the first 27 games of the season after an off-court altercation left him with a fractured right thumb. Since his return, he's been in the spotlight more for nickname swaps ("Uno Uno") and obscene outbursts (fined $25,000 by the NBA for an incident with a fan in Detroit) than his on-court production.

Davis, who averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while filling in for injured Kevin Garnett during the 2009 playoffs, had lofty expectations assigned to him.

But after inking a two-year, $6.3 million deal to return to Boston this past offseason, he's been a bit of a disappointment. Davis is averaging 5.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game over 16.5 minutes, which is down even from his 2008-09 regular-season numbers (7 points, 4 rebounds, 0.9 assists over 21.5 minutes).

Read the rest of Forsberg's story at ESPNBoston.com.


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