Report: Magic have agreed to sign-and-trade for Glen “Big Baby” Davis
UPDATE: 3:00 PM – Terms of the deal.
New Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis getting a four-year deal paying in $26 million range, source tells @YahooSports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December9, 2011
UPDATE: 1:42 PM – The trade appears to be finalized.
“BBD to Orlando for Brandon Bass is “a done deal” now. Story should be up shortly.”
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) December9, 2011
Dwight Howard* may potentially get one of the players on his wish list. It’s not Chris Paul or Deron Williams, but it’s still an upgrade over the current position. Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald is reporting that the Magic and the Celtics are discussing a swap of Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Brandon Bass.
Per the Herald: “According to a league source, the Cs are in discussions with Orlando to send Big Baby, in a sign-and-trade deal, to Orlando for power forward Brandon Bass – a player Magic management had been very high on at one stage.”
There has been no word so far on how much the sign and trade would be for. Brandon Bass currently is making $4M this upcoming season and will be a free agent after next season.
This is a definite upgrade in my eyes. Davis brings the fire and passion that was lacking on this team last season and despite being roughly the same age as Brandon, has more upside.
Davis averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.4 rpg in his 4th season last year with the Celtics. He turns 26 on January 1st. Brandon Bass averaged similar numbers with 11.2 ppg and 5.6rpg. Bass started 51 games compared with Davis’ 13 starts.
*Hard to believe they would make this trade if any of the Dwight Howard trade requests/deals are accurate. I would comment on the Dwight stuff, but I made my PLEDGE!