Itís no secret that Magic power forward Brandon Bass wants to find a place to play, whether ití s in Orlando or somewhere else.
And the way heís played lately, he might get his wish ó and my guess is the Magic are only waiting for the right deal to come along.
Bass is showcasing his talents for other teams, such as the Indiana Pacers, who need power-forward help.
Trouble is, the Pacers want to give up Dahntay Jones or Solomon Jones. I canít imagine the Magic being interested, unless the Pacers give up a first-round pick.
Bass put together his second consecutive solid game Thursday night, and you know what was odd about it?
Coach Stan Van Gundy started his second team. . . . and the rainy-day lineup didnít include Bass.
So he wasnít even in the top 10.
Ryan Anderson started at power forward.
Bass was on the bench with veteran Malik Allen and rookie Stanley Robinson.
Bass was coming off a 9-point, 7-rebound, 3-block effort in the last preseason game he played, against the Pacers Oct. 8. Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night, he led the club with 16 points, nine rebounds and added two blocks in 31 minutes.