Links to the Present: December 12, 2011

December 12th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“Baron Davis missed his third consecutive day of training camp with what the team is calling tightness in his lower back.Unlike the first two days of practice, Davis was not at the training facility on Sunday. He was seeking another opinion on the injury, coach Byron Scott said.” [Tom Reed]

“Free agent guard Anthony Parker signed a one-year deal to return to the Cavaliers on Monday, becoming a possible starter at shooting guard and bringing veteran leadership to the locker room of this young team.” [Mary Schmitt Boyer]

“Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson might not be the biggest player on the Cavaliers’ roster. He’s not even the biggest guard. But he certainly has the best right hook. Gibson said he did some boxing during the lockout to stay in shape and to improve his hand speed and endurance.” [Bob Finnan]

“Logic suggests the Cavaliers will contend only for a top-5 draft pick come spring. They lack high-end talent and proven scoring from the wings. The lockout-shortened season will afford precious little practice time for rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson. But if Scott can spur improvement the way he did in his second years in New Jersey and New Orleans, the upcoming Cavaliers season should keep fans’ interest at least until Indians pitchers and catchers report.” [Tom Reed]

Zach Lowe has a solid summary of all the moves that have happened in this frantic post-lockout/pre-season period.

And Christian Eyenga grew two inches in the offseason. He’s now listed at 6’7″.