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Celtics to Trade Big Baby to Bobcats for Augustin?

Glen Davis (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Celtics and Bobcats are reportedly talking a trade that would send Glen Davis to Charlotte for point guard D.J. Augustin. The two teams make a good match: the Bobcats have been looking for a power forward, while the Celtics have been looking for a legitimate backup point guard.

Davis has had problems this season with the Celtics, due in part to his fight in October that led to a broken thumb and indefinite suspension. He also claimed he could play in the NFL, threw a tempter tantrum in a game against the Pistons, and urged reporters to stop calling him Big Baby. Basically, Danny Ainge has been hoping Davis would mature, but it never seems to be the case.

Meanwhile, Augustin has fallen out of favor with Larry Brown in Charlotte, so he could be moved too.

While the deal sounds ideal for both teams, the one-for-one swap wouldn’t work because Davis is a base-year compensation player, meaning other players would need to be involved to meet the financial requirements. This issue could be the sticking point in the deal.

The Celtics are also reportedly taking offers for Ray Allen, but league sources insisted that a trade before the deadline was unlikely and that “shopping” is a strong word to describe their interest in dealing Allen, specifically because they probably won’t get as good a player in return.

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