The Orlando Magic have acquired forward Glen Davis and guard Von Wafer from the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Brandon Bass, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today.
Davis (6’9”, 289, 1/1/86) played in 78 games (13 starts) with Boston last season, averaging 11.7 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 29.5 minpg. He set career-highs in scoring, rebounding and minutes played.
Wafer (6’5”, 209, 7/21/85) appeared in 58 games (two starts) with the Celtics last year, averaging 3.2 ppg. in 9.5 minpg.
“Glen (Davis) is a versatile player that adds size to our frontcourt,” said Smith. “He has a solid mid-range jumper and is a strong team defensive player. Von (Wafer) brings athleticism and aggressiveness on the offensive end. We’re excited to add both to our team and we wish Brandon all the best.”
Originally selected in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Seattle, Davis has played in 277 career regular season games (31 starts), all with the Celtics, averaging 7.6 ppg. and 4.1 rpg. in 21.0 minpg. He was acquired by Boston on June 28. 2007. Davis has also appeared in 64 career playoff outings (15 starts), averaging 7.5 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in 20.6 minpg. He helped the Celtics capture the 2008 NBA World Championship.
Originally selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft by the L.A. Lakers, Wafer has played in 167 career regular season games with the Lakers, L.A. Clippers, Denver, Portland, Houston and Boston, averaging 5.1 ppg. and 1.1 rpg. in 12.0 minpg. Wafer has also appeared in 16 career playoff outings, averaging 6.6 ppg. in 11.6 minpg.
Bass, a 6’8 forward, averaged a career-high 11.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season for the Magic. Bass also shot a career-high 51.5% from the field last season, which ranked 19th overall in the NBA. The former Louisiana State Tiger scored in double figures in 45 games and recorded 20 or more points in three games. He posted a career-high 27 points against Detroit on December 3 when he was 11-for-12 from the field.