The Celtics have decided not to suspend Glen "Big Baby" Davis on Friday, instead leving a fine against their injured forward and allowing him to be around the team during his rehabiltiation.
"We want him around the team," President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said. "We want him on the road. We want him working out. We want him conditioning with the team and continuing to learn everything that we're doing right now to progress and move forward.
"This was an unfortunate incident. Glen has apologized to owners, teammates and coaches and fans and everybody. It's time to move forward, put it behind us."
Said Davis: "It's been tough watching the guys play and not being there. I just want to move on and stay in shape to make sure I'm ready to play. It was a stupid mistake. Something I most definitely have learned from and looking forward. I wish it would have never happened."
Davis broke his thumb in an altercation early Monday morning with a childhood friend, Shawn Bridgewater, who admitted to Waltham Police that he punched Davis first. Davis, expected on to serve as a backup to Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins, will miss six weeks.