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Celtics may send Big Baby out

Feb 9, 2010, 6:52 PM EDT

NBA_Glen_Davis.jpgFinding a good deal for Ray Allen is going to be hard — nobody wants to give equal value for a fading, aging star — but the Celtics may have some minor deals up their sleeves.

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Celtics and Bobcats have been talking about trading forward Glen  “Big Baby” Davis for point guard DJ Augustin. The Bobcats need some size inside, and Davis certainly brings that. Augustin has struggled this year, shooting the ball just 37%, which has landed him in Larry Brown’s dog house. Not that it’s very hard for a guard to wind up there, someone could put together a sad commercial with Sarah McLachlan music about how Brown treats guards.

Of course, no trade is simple — Davis just signed a new deal, and as such is a “Base Year Compensation” player in the complex world of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. What it means in simple terms is Boston is going to have to throw another person to make the deal work, and they don’t have a lot of other cheap assets.

But, the sides are talking. Just like this entire trade deadline, it may be little deals like this rather than the big deals like Allen that get done.

  1. Joe - Feb 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    What in the world does DJ Augustin do for the Celtics?

  2. RadioRich - Feb 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    half a mil less salary next year and a team option to let him go the following year – otherwise, absolutely nothin’ but a warm body on the bench

  3. RadioRich - Feb 9, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    oops! not half a mil – 750K. maybe Boston wants to make some cap room

  4. george - Feb 10, 2010 at 5:26 AM

    dj augustin will be a great help covering minutes frontcourt minutes when garnett, wallace etc. are at the aarp convention with me.

  5. Bobcats Babe - Feb 10, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Sorry Boston, you can’t have our D.J.!

  6. Tommy Gunn - Feb 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Glen’s nickname is no longer Big Baby, it’s “The Big Dildo” because he gets it in!!!!!

  7. Joe - Feb 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    No Tommy Gunn … he should rename to “E-D” As in E— Dysfunction as he needs help getting it up during the games… Maybe he can be a spokesperson with Bob Dole..

  8. Roger - Feb 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    My beloved Celtics are struggling, not the team from years ago, getting rid of Davis won’t help them on a 2nd half run. The ageing team should wait until the off-season.

  9. maureen - Feb 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Celtics you should have resigned Leon Powe, and let big baby go to the highest bidder!! Powe is almost ready to get back into action for Cleveland and make them an even stronger team! Great job Celtics

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