Davis Drafted Early in Second Round; Traded to Boston

Glen Davis became the 46th LSU player NBA Draft.
Glen Davis became the 46th LSU player NBA Draft.
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BATON ROUGE -- Finally, close to 10 p.m. CST, LSU junior forward Glen Davis heard his named called from New York City in the NBA Draft.

Davis was picked as the 35th pick, the fifth pick of the second round, by the Seattle Supersonics and at 10:35 p.m., the NBA announced from the podium that the Boston Celtics would trade No. 5 overall pick Jeff Green of Georgetown along with Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak and a future second round pick to the Sonics with Seattle sending Ray Allen and the rights to Davis to Boston.

"(Boston) is a wonderful team and the things they do are great," Davis said late Thursday night to the media. "I'm just excited to get to work. Sometimes things don't happen the way you want it to happen. It's not a day of sadness that I didn’t go in the first round. I’m here and I play basketball and that’s my dream. I have a shot at my dream. There’s more to my story.”

Davis was the 2006 SEC Player of the Year and was third in the SEC in scoring at 17.6 points per game and led the league in rebounding for the second straight year in 2007 as the only player to average a double-double in the SEC, at 10.4 rebounds a game.

Davis becomes the 46th player chosen in the NBA draft from LSU since 1952.

“He’s at the next step now, he’s fulfilled a dream that he’s had,” LSU coach John Brady said. “There have been a lot of guys drafted where he was who have made it. I’m confident in Glen’s ability to work. He knows what he has to do and with his personality and his work ethic, I have no doubts he’ll take advantage of this opportunity.”

2007 NBA Draft

First Round
1. Portland Trail Blazers: Greg Oden, Center, Ohio State
2. Seattle SuperSonics: Kevin Durant, Forward, Texas
3. Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford, Forward/Center, Florida
4. Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley Jr., Guard, Ohio State
5. Boston Celtics: Jeff Green, Forward, Georgetown (to Seattle)
6. Milwaukee Bucks: Yi Jianlian, Forward, China
7. Minnesota Timberwolves: Corey Brewer, Forward, Florida
8. Charlotte Bobcats: Brandan Wright, Forward, North Carolina (to Golden State)
9. Chicago (from New York): Joakim Noah, Forward/Center, Florida
10. Sacramento Kings: Spencer Hawes, Center, Washington
11. Atlanta Hawks (from Indiana): Acie Law IV, Guard, Texas A&M
12. Philadelphia 76ers: Thaddeus Young, Forward, Georgia Tech
13. New Orleans Hornets: Julian Wright, Forward, Kansas
14. Los Angeles Clippers: Al Thornton, Forward, Florida State
15. Detroit Pistons (from Orlando): Rodney Stuckey, Guard, Eastern Washington
16. Washington Wizards: Nick Young, Guard/Forward, Southern California
17. New Jersey Nets: Sean Williams, Forward/Center, Boston College
18. Golden State Warriors: Marco Belinelli, Guard, Italy
19. Los Angeles Lakers: Javaris Crittenton, Guard, Georgia Tech
20. Miami Heat: Jason Smith, Forward/Center, Colorado State (to Philadelphia)
21. Philadelphia 76ers (from Denver): Daequan Cook, Guard, Ohio State (to Miami)
22. Charlotte Bobcats (from Toronto): Jared Dudley, Forward, Boston College
23. New York Knicks (from Chicago): Wilson Chandler, Forward, DePaul
24. Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland): Rudy Fernandez, Guard, Spain (to Portland)
25. Utah Jazz: Morris Almond, Guard, Rice
26. Houston Rockets: Aaron Brooks, Guard, Oregon
27. Detroit Pistons: Arron Afflalo, Guard, UCLA
28. San Antonio Spurs: Tiago Splitter, Forward, Brazil
29. Phoenix Suns: Alando Tucker, Forward, Wisconsin
30. Philadelphia 76ers (from Dallas): Petteri Koponen, Guard, Finland (to Portland)

Second Round
31. Seattle SuperSonics (from Memphis): Carl Landry, Forward, Purdue
32. Boston Celtics: Gabe Pruitt, Point Guard, USC
33. San Antonio Spurs (from Milwaukee): Marcus Williams, Forward, Arizona
34. Dallas Mavericks (from Atlanta): Nick Fazekas, Forward, Nevada
35. Seattle Supersonics: Glen Davis, Forward, LSU (to Boston)
36. Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota): Jermareo Davidson, Forward, Alabama (to Charlotte)
37. Portland Trail Blazers: Josh McRoberts, Forward, Duke
38. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York): Kyrylo Fesenko, Forward, Ukraine (to Utah)
39. Miami Heat (from Sacramento): Stanko Barac, Center, Bosnia (to Indiana)
40. Los Angeles Lakers (from Charlotte): Sun Yue, Forward, China
41. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia): Chris Richard, Forward, Florida
42. Portland Trail Blazers (from Indiana): Derrick Byars, Forward, Vanderbilt (at Philadelphia)
43. New Orleans Hornets: Adam Haluska, Guard, Iowa
44. Orlando Magic: Reyshawn Terry, Forward, North Carolina (to Dallas)
45. Los Angeles Clippers: Jared Jordan, Guard, Marist
46. Golden State Warriors (from New Jersey): Stephane Lasme, Forward, Massachusetts
47. Washington Wizards: Dominic McGuire, Forward, Fresno State
48. Los Angeles Lakers: Marc Gasol, Center, Spain
49. Chicago Bulls (from Golden State): Aaron Gray, Center, Pittsburgh
50. Dallas Mavericks (from Miami): Renaldas Seibutis, Guard, Lithuania
51. Chicago Bulls (from Denver): JamesOn Curry, Guard, Oklahoma State
52. Portland Trail Blazers (from Toronto): Taurean Green, Guard, Florida
53. Portland Trail Blazers (from Chicago) Demetris Nichols, Forward, Syracuse (to New York)
54. Houston Rockets (from Cleveland) Brad Newley, Guard, Australia
55. Utah Jazz Herbert Hill, Forward/Center, Providence (to Philadelphia)
56. Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston) Ramon Sessions, Guard, Nevada
57. Detroit Pistons Sammy Mejia, Guard, DePaul
58. San Antonio Spurs Giorgos Printezis, Forward, Greece (to Toronto)
59. Phoenix Suns D.J. Strawberry, Guard, Maryland
60. Dallas Mavericks Milovan Rakovic, Forward, Serbia (to Orlando)





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