Let’s talk Dale Davis for a minute… I’ve read quite a few posts in here that downplay his potential role on the team – likening his role to that of Elden Campbell last year. This comparison to EC bugs me a little bit. EC was a solid professional, but he really seemed to lose his desire to complete last year. He was out of shape, injured, and ineffective the whole season. This is in contrast to his first year with us when his offensive post game was still effective. In his prime EC was an effective offensive player. Last year the only thing he contributed was his bulk (against Shaq). Now let’s look at Dale Davis. He is known as a defender in contrast to EC who was more of a low post scorer. DD is the anti Elden in terms of fitness and conditioning. He really surprised me with his effectiveness against us in the playoffs (with Indy). He can still defend, block shots, run the floor, and get the ball in the basket from short range (in traffic). He still plays with “force”, as Rick Carlisle used to say. My assertion is that there is no way Darko will beat out DD for the fourth big man spot. Dale Davis will contribute way more than EC did – and way more than Darko. If Darko does get the spot it will be handed to him for reasons other than his play. Glynnie? ... Come on, are you serious?