The Orlando Magic have met their No. 1 goal in free agency this off-season: adding a big man. An NBA source has told the Orlando Sentinel that the Magic and free-agent power forward Brandon Bass have reached an agreement in principle for a four-year deal.
At 6 feet 8 and 250 pounds, Bass shores up Orlando's front line,
which had only three players under contract as of Thursday: Dwight
Howard, Rashard Lewis and Ryan Anderson.
We shouldn't be surprised because Magic GM Otis Smith told us he wasn't interested in signing BBD. But you can't blame us for not believing what an NBA GM says during free agency.
This leaves Detroit and New Orleans as the most talked about suitors. With the Pistons working on acquiring Carlos Boozer and the Hornets financially unable to outright sign Davis, I'm seriously starting to think BBD will be back in Boston.
Jason Fleming of Hoopsworld says Charlotte and Cleveland are also interested. But Fleming thinks neither will be able to offer more than the Celtics are willing to match.