Glen "Big Baby" Davis, they may have to do so in a sign-and-trade
scenario that involves a third team and helps the Nets alleviate their
logjam of 15 guaranteed contracts…
The Celtics' proposed sign-and-trade to land free agent Marquis Daniels
from the Pacers has run into complications and could lead to the need
of a three-team deal. Enter the Nets, with their legitimate interest in
Davis, who averaged 15.8 points and 6.0 rebounds during the playoffs
last season. The Celtics have indicated they will match any reasonable
offer for Davis.
"We have not made any offers to anybody," Nets team president Rod Thorn said.
The Nets have made their inquiries and repeatedly have said they
need to create a roster space before making a move. A report that
surfaced yesterday about a sign-and-trade involving Davis and Nets
forward Yi Jianlian was shot down by both sides about 30 seconds after
it sought traction.
Maybe an inventive deal could be devised involving three teams. The
Nets have a couple of trade exceptions from the Vince Carter deal that
could come into play. The Celtics likely want a big man in return, the
Pacers want a wing.
I want Big Baby Davis and Marquis Daniels. If I am Danny Ainge, I'm only entertaining moving BBD if puts the Daniels signing at risk, which I doubt because the guy has already committed to the Celtics.
For fun, let's play along with the trade rumor. So who is NJ shipping out to make this happen? Here's their roster with salaries.
Who is excited about Najera or Jianlian? Not me. The only big I want on their roster is Brook Lopez and NJ isn't moving him.