The Boston Celtics are in talks to execute a sign-and-trade deal that would send free agent Glen Davis to the Orlando Magic for power forward Brandon Bass, reports the Boston Herald (via CelticsBlog). Davis has spent his entire four-year career in Boston, and is one of a number of scoring power forward on the market.
The Magic's plans for Dwight Howard remain unknown, and the Celtics have consistently been tied to Chris Paul rumors, renewed now that the league has blocked the New Orleans Hornets' attempted trade with the L.A. Lakers. The terms of Davis' potential new contract are also unknown, but Bass is due $8 million over the next two seasons, making him a very affordable contributor.
Trades and free agent signings can officially be consummated beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Friday. The NBA lockout was lifted late Thursday, opening the door for the return of normal business.