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Brandon Bass | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: LSU
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Bass said that one of the reasons that the Lakers signed him is because of their desire to win games right away unlike the Celtics.
"I think they are trying to win by any means necessary," Bass said of the Lakers. "It ain't about rebuilding, it ain't about nothing else but winning by any means necessary." Bass also went on to say that he was coveted by the Lakers because he will fight on every possession. "When you are trying to win you need someone who is going to give it his all every possession, someone who is going to work on his game day in and day out, someone who wants to be great, is never going to lay down under no circumstances." Bass is expected to come off the bench behind Julius Randle, so he won't see enough minutes to matter in most fantasy leagues. Aug 7 - 9:49 AM

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Brandon Bass' contract with the Lakers is a two-year, $6 million deal with a player option for the second season.

The Lakers didn't have much luck with picking up a big man in free agency, so Bass should get minutes. He's not much of a stat-filler besides the points, so he's not a great option in fantasy leagues.
Jul 10 - 9:19 PM

Brandon Bass has officially signed a free agent contract with the Lakers.

He'll battle with Julius Randle for the starting job at power forward in the upcoming season, but as long as Randle is healthy, he's the guy we'd gamble on in your fantasy draft.
Jul 9 - 1:29 AM

Brandon Bass has reportedly agreed to sign with the Lakers.

Ed Davis is gone and both Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are unrestricted free agents, so L.A. did well to reliable a capable veteran to support Julius Randle at power forward -- Bass has missed one game over the past three seasons. Terms of the deal are unclear, but Eric Pincus reports that L.A. can only offer $2.8 million unless they clear cap space with other moves.
Jul 5 - 7:41 PM

Brandon Bass' agent, Tony Dutt, expects "numerous" teams to express interest once free agency begins on Wednesday.

Bass' agent gave him an interesting endorsement: "He’s not Michael Jordan, but he does help make [teammates] better." He's open to a return with the Celtics but it seems unlikely that he's high on their list of free-agent targets. He averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 boards despite starting 43 games last season, and he's best suited to deep fantasy leagues.
Jun 30 - 7:12 PM

Brandon Bass, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

"It’s been a great time for me," Bass said regarding his time with Boston. "And a great learning experience for me as well. I’ve been happy here. My family has been happy here, so we’ll see what happens. I think it’s hard not to think about [free agency], but not too much. I’ve been watching the playoffs and I know it’s not that time yet." Bass averaged 10.6 points, 4.9 boards and 1.3 assists during the regular season, but he struggled mightily in the playoffs and later said that he wasn't mentally prepared. The Celtics will reload during the draft and free agency this summer, so Bass will likely be wearing a different uniform in the 2015-16 campaign.
May 31 - 9:40 AM

Brandon Bass expressed a desire to return to the Celtics next season.

Bass is entering unrestricted free agency, and he admitted he doesn't know what to expect next. Bass also admitted that he didn't play well in the playoffs, citing a mental issue, and noted that his "mental game" is something he plans to work on during the offseason. He's likely to be wearing a different uniform for 2015-16.
Apr 27 - 10:25 AM

Brandon Bass will keep his spot in the starting lineup for Game 4 against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

jonas Jerebko practiced with the first unit on Saturday and actually started the second half of Game 3, but it looks like head coach Brad Stevens will continue to roll with Bass. However, Bass has been playing poor and is averaging just 5.3 points, 2.7 assists, 1.7 boards and 1.0 block per game through the first three games of the series, so owners in daily leagues should probably ignore him.
Apr 26 - 11:21 AM

Brandon Bass struggled on Tuesday with two points, two rebounds and three assists, going 0-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 at the free throw line in 15 minutes of action.

The Celtics were out-rebounded 34-46 in Game 1 and they lost the battle 39-47 tonight, though they did collect 13 on the offensive glass. Jared Sullinger's return has taken a chunk out of Bass' playing time and this is the third time he's logged under 15 minutes in the past five games, so this isn't a fluke occurrence.
Apr 21 - 10:00 PM

Brandon Bass hit just 3-of-6 shots for nine points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

The Heat held a 17-point halftime lead and coach Brad Stevens seemed to be grasping for straws in hopes of getting back in the game. Eleven players saw meaningful minutes for Boston, while even Gerald Wallace came off the bench and played four minutes. With that many hands in the cookie jar, the Celtics are a potential headache for fantasy owners going forward. The Celtics are in a dogfight for the playoffs with Indy, Brooklyn and Charlotte, and fell a full two games behind the Heat with tonight's loss.
Mar 26 - 12:53 AM

Brandon Bass had 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 8-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

That's an efficient line as Bass's surprising season continues. He's not making many headlines, but is averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and is shooting 66 percent over his last five games, making him worth a look in most leagues.
Mar 19 - 12:37 AM

Brandon Bass scored 14 points during a 100-90 win over the Heat on Monday, adding nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

He played 38 minutes in each of his previous two games, averaging 18.0 points, 11.5 boards, 3.0 dimes and 1.0 treys in those games. Bass has shown enough in the past two weeks to warrant a pickup in standard leagues.
Mar 10 - 12:33 AM

Brandon Bass blew up for 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds vs. the Magic on Sunday, adding five assists in a road loss in Orlando.

Kelly Olynyk's return to action hasn't dented Bass' value, and he's now averaging 18.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in 38.0 minutes over Boston's past two games. He's a decent low-end PF to target as long as Brad Stevens is giving him such copious playing time.
Mar 8 - 9:23 PM

Brandon Bass scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, one steal and one three over 38 minutes on Friday against the Pelicans.

We don't fully trust Bass and it's likely he alternates good games with bad games unless somebody gets hurt.
Mar 7 - 1:54 AM

Brandon Bass played just 18 minutes and finished with seven points and four rebounds on Wednesday.

Kelly Olynyk was back, but played just seven minutes, so Bass's line is a bit concerning. Brad Stevens uses some interesting rotations, and Bass only had one foul tonight. As of tonight, he's no longer a reliable fantasy option, in our opinion.
Mar 4 - 10:53 PM

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