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Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 2:30 pm
Posted by Royce Young

At certain points, Glen Davis was considered a pretty solid free agent acquisition and a major part of the Celtics rotation. But in terms of money, he wasn't fitting. No, not because of his size, but because of the money he wanted.

The Celtics have decided to move on, trading him to Orlando for Brandon Bass in a sign-and-trade, according to Yahoo! Sports.

With the deal being a sign-and-trade, Davis' salary is reportedly for four years and $26 million. Bass is set to make $4 million this season.

It's kind of an odd deal because it's hard to say what the Magic were trying to upgrade here, but Bass will definitely fit in well with the Celtics. He's a hard working player and someone with a good amount of offensive skill that never seemed to fit in to Stan Van Gundy's rotation for whatever reason. He can rebound and hit a little jumper, which are two things Davis did well. It'll probably just be Bass fits in at a cheaper price.

Davis will likely head to Orlando and start at power forward, and will probably be paid more than Bass. And he's not at all a better player. He's not a better defender, not a better shooter and it's up for debate if he's a better rebounder.

It's kind of a minor deal that will be lost in the shuffle of all this madness, but it's a curious one. The Celtics upgrade with a young player that likely just needs more opportunity, but the Magic have acquired an inconsistent tweener that is probably going to be paid too much.

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:44 pm

All for Dwight Howard!

As a Magic fan, I was surprised that the Magic made this trade.....UNTIL I did a little research and found reports that Glen Davis was on Dwigh Howard's wish list for players he wanted the Magic to acquire.  Apparently Dwight and Glen were teamates in high school AAU team and they are pretty good friends. 

That being said, I doubt that will be enough to keep Dwight around, but at least Otis Smith is trying.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:16 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Being that they are both former LSU playes, I do like both.  I do think Bass is the better player, but Davis shows more enthusiasm and is more flamboyant, so he gets noticed more.  Neither are trouble makers by any means.  This may work out for both players, but I do think Boston got the better end of the deal.

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:17 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

I Like It!  These guys were teammates at LSU in college and I though Bass was better then and better now.  I did like Big Baby and he palyed he with more intensity in the playoffs but The Celts get a better player at a lower salary which can help them sign anotherf free agent or save for a midseason move.  Good job Danny Ainge (#44).  

Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:50 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

How come David Stern Didnt Block This One?

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:46 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

This is a great deal for the Celtics! As most people here seam to think that this is an almost even trade the Celtics win out big time and that will be seen a the seasons end!  Both players are almost the same in size, skill and age but the Celtics know how to run a organization and the Magic front office shows it still has a lot to learn.  Bass gets away from a team about to lose their best big man in Dwight Howard and goes to a team that knows Davis was not worth the money he was asking for. Basically the Celtics were smart enough not to over pay Davis and sign a player in Bass who knows what he is worth and sees the Celtics have a better chance of winning the title then the Magic do for the foreseeable future.  And as a bonus for not over paying Davis, the Celtics have a little extra money for the free agency market and maybe picking up a bench player or have cap room(what little is left) to help out mid season in case of injuries.  Yes Davis was a welled liked player in Boston but Bass should fit right in with the current Celtic roster and the Boston fans! Would like to see what Boston fans feel about this trade.  One thing about Boston fans is that they have no problem letting players go in free agency or through trade if it benefits their team! That is easy to see since the Celtics consider Rondo as tradable and there hasn't been much backlash from Boston fans.

Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:23 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Now i know t we going down to the toilet

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:21 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Orlando got what they truly wanted...a NEW ARENA for the city. Now they will dismantle the team,(just like the Shaq days) and start losing again. Enjoy th All-Star game Orlando,they were more concerned on losing that game than they are about D.Howard!

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:16 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Will Orlando's front office ineptness ever end.  This francise has a history of making bad trades and loading up on inflated contracts while losing the few superstars they acquire in the draft.  Maybe if we rid the team of it's GM and other front office bufoons and replace them with real basketball people, we could put a real team on the court.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:11 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Another questionable (read BAD) move by a francise that is famous for front office ineptness.  I do not think Otis gets it.  Maybe the Magic should see if there are any takers for their GM

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:37 pm

Report: Glen Davis traded to Orlando for Bass

Sounds like a big baby to me! whiny ass Laker fans

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