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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#16 » by Dub_Sax » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:09 am

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SmiteaDwight wrote:50 pounds lighter?

They interview him and he just says " I wanted to go get serious for my contract year"I'll bet he would have better hops and not get blocked as much around the rim. He would basically be the same size as Brandon Bass and he dunks it super easy around the rim.

Whaddaya think? Players are supposed to lose weight when they get older anyways if they wanna keep playing, as Caron Butler did.


Do we really want a player that only tries to "get right" for a contract year?


sure.. if we're gunning for the championship


Which we are not... as currently constructed, right? And he's a "leader" on the team.. Not exactly something the rooks need to see...only getting in shape because of a contract year..
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#17 » by damo[23] » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:41 pm

I dont know why but I get the feeling he is going to be one of those players that if anything gets bigger as his career goes long.

I dont see why he would get in shape if he didn't bother to when he was on a potential championship team (Celtics) or knew he'd have a much larger role (Orlando, also no pun intended).

Sure a contract year might entice him to shed a few pounds, but he's had plenty of reason to before and hasn't bothered.

As for would it do him some favours? Of course, it doesn't matter if he is not an athletic/explosive player, carrying less weight would be huge (again no pun intended) as long as he did it right. If he cut some fat, while still looking to gain power/strength. Any professional athlete that is in such a dynamic sport like basketball and is carrying around a huge excess of fat/body weight is doing it wrong, its not like baseball or even american football where the fat boys can sit down after they have run 4 yards.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#18 » by BadMofoPimp » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:52 pm

If Big Baby came to camp in great shape, then I would have to say he is going to prove ya'll wrong.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#19 » by damo[23] » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:30 pm

BadMofoPimp wrote:If Big Baby came to camp in great shape, then I would have to say he is going to prove ya'll wrong.


If he came to came in shape that would be what proved me wrong.

I think IF he did come in shape, he'd be a significantly better player, I mean honestly, is a shock to expect a professional athlete to improve his condition and shape and expect more of him because of it?
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#20 » by Last Guardian » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:39 pm

I'd rather he showed up 5 inches taller.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#21 » by drsd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Davis had this whole off season to make a great year for Orlando. The trainers have concluded that he is in vascular shape. So he must have done a lot of wind sprints. For the weight, he had this Summer to prove us, and well, he failed. Why would he succeed next year where he failed this year?

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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#22 » by p0peye » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:11 pm

I find assumption from OP about loosing weight to jump few inches higher hardly relevant.

IMHO, Glen strength lies in his weight and using it in positioning and to body bigger players in the post. When we played Celtics in playoffs, Big Baby demonstrated it perfectly against Dwight, even though D12 could probably outjump him by a foot.

What is important when it comes to weight, is that a player should be well conditioned to endure 40+ mins and not be a slug. I've seen much worse cases than BBD when it comes to that.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#23 » by OrlandO » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:03 pm

BadMofoPimp wrote:If Big Baby came to camp in great shape, then I would have to say he is going to prove ya'll wrong.

Who are you kidding... if Davis came to camp even heavier, then you would still say he's going to "prove ya'll wrong." :lol:
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#24 » by BadMofoPimp » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:01 pm

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BadMofoPimp wrote:If Big Baby came to camp in great shape, then I would have to say he is going to prove ya'll wrong.

Who are you kidding... if Davis came to camp even heavier, then you would still say he's going to "prove ya'll wrong." :lol:


BBD IS going to prove ya'll wrong either way!!!

All fun aside, BBD has a huge matchup against Tim Duncan tonight. He needs to play his best game and not take risky shots because a crafty defensive Vet like Tim Duncan can shut him down.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#25 » by Horcy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Damn, what's the obsession of many of you with Big Baby weight?
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#26 » by Big Boss » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:26 pm

Horcy wrote:Damn, what's the obsession of many of you with Big Baby weight?

because it's the last straw so to speak, it's the last explanation we can cling to as to why Baby isn't as good as we'd like him to be
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#27 » by SmiteaDwight » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:09 am

if Kevin Love and Kendrick Perkins did it, then there's no reason to think Big Baby wouldn't do it.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#28 » by MagicFan32 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:11 am

If he's in training camp next year, that means he hasn't been traded
let's see to it, that this doesn't happen
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#29 » by fendilim » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:14 am

Someone thinks he'll be an allstar this season... if he came into shape next year, bbd might just be a superstar then.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#30 » by the-diesel » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:03 pm

What if Jameer and Big Baby both gained 150 lbs? Jameer at 350 and Glen at 450. Talk about selling tickets. I'd fly cross country to see that.

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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#31 » by Big Boss » Thu Dec 6, 2012 10:46 pm

Came across this vid

I don't know if i buy that Glen Davis have never been under 290 he looks in great shape in this video. Can't say it's impossible to get back to that kind of shape
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#32 » by rcklsscognition » Thu Dec 6, 2012 11:59 pm

Bobby Ray wrote:Came across this vid

I don't know if i buy that Glen Davis have never been under 290 he looks in great shape in this video. Can't say it's impossible to get back to that kind of shape


Is that J-Rich with him?
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#33 » by Neon1 » Fri Dec 7, 2012 2:10 am

[quote="Bobby Ray"]Came across this vid

I don't know if i buy that Glen Davis have never been under 290 he looks in great shape in this video. Can't say it's impossible to get back to that kind of shape[/qu.ote]

Buy it, invest in it. That vid was just last year and Glen was playing at 317 pounds with us last year (quoted per a Magic coach).

EDIT: My bad, i thought it was last year because of the guy saying is that J-Rich with him....Either way...Glen is and has been 300 plus.
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#34 » by Big Boss » Fri Dec 7, 2012 2:38 am

That was Baby just last year? bull, why would he be decked out in all Boston gear?
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Re: What if Big Baby showed up to Training Camp next year... 

Post#35 » by rcklsscognition » Fri Dec 7, 2012 2:53 am

BBD did slim down one year in Boston, I think it was his contract year, this vid might be from that season.
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