“Everything’s been OK,” Davis said after the Magic fell 107-102 in overtime in Davis’ first game back from a two-game suspension.
Davis met with Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith on Monday morning.
Davis said he felt the need to apologize. After he came off the court following his argument Friday, he opened the door to the Magic locker room so hard that he knocked in a part of the adjoining wall.
“I think he’s a guy who wants to do the right thing, wants to help the team win,” Van Gundy said.
“It’s been frustrating. It’s the first time he’s been through changing teams. I think he really wanted things to go well right off the bat, and sometimes that doesn’t happen. So he’s gotten some frustration with his role, with being with a new team and the whole thing, and the frustration sort of boiled over.”
Davis scored seven points, grabbed three rebounds, recorded two steals and turned the ball over twice.
It seems, though, that Davis has some work to do to win the fans back over.
They booed him when he reentered the game with 1:55 to go in the fourth quarter, and Davis noticed.
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