Davis has fallen out of favor with the Celtics organization due to his immaturity and inconsistent play at times. Big Baby proved that he has the talent to be a reliable player on the court when he wants to be.
He averaged a career high in points and rebounds last season, 11.7 and 5.5, respectively. He played in 78 games and earned 13 starts. However, during the playoffs, he only mustered 4.9 ppg and 3.6 rpg.
Davis was instrumental during the '08-'09 playoffs in which Kevin Garnett was injured, averaging 15.8 ppg and 5.7 rpg. It seemed apparent that it was time for both sides to move on.
Arriving from Orlando is big man (6'8'') Brandon Bass. He is very physical and more athletic than Davis. Both players were teammates at LSU during the 2004-05 season and feature many of the same talents.
Bass, similar to Davis, has the capability of stepping away from the basket and hitting a mid-range jumper. Last season in Orlando, Bass averaged a career high 11.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 76 games while starting 51 games.
This acquisition for the Celtics maintains their current dept of bigs—or lack there of. As it stands, Boston's roster features only Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal, Brandon Bass and rookie JaJuan Johnson as its big men.