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Brandon Bass | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: LSU
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Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 15 points on Tuesday, making 7-of-15 shots with five boards, one assist and three turnovers vs. the Cavs.
He played 27 minutes, more than any player except Evan Turner (six points, seven assists), and the only other Celtic in double-digits was Isaiah Thomas (11 points). Bass is a sketchy fantasy option even with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) on the sidelines, but he and the Celtics should bounce back quickly on Wednesday. Mar 3 - 9:32 PM

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Brandon Bass threw down a vicious dunk over Andrew Bogut on Sunday, finishing the Celtics' tough loss with 15 points, 12 rebounds and one assist.

The Celtics led this game by 26 points but let it slip away in the second half, eventually falling 101-106 to the Warriors. Bass made 6-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 free throws, and his highlight-reel dunk can be viewed via the link below. He's a solid player to own while Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) are both out of commission, but his role may soon dwindle with Olynyk nearing a return.
Source: Vine
Mar 1 - 8:44 PM

Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately.
Feb 28 - 1:45 AM

Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent in the summer, but said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

"If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," said Bass. "It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction." Bass has been pressed into a much larger role since Jared Sullinger went down with a season-ending stress fracture in his foot, and while his value will take a hit when Kelly Olynyk (ankle) eventually returns, Bass will probably be worth owning in most leagues for the rest of the way.
Source: CSN NE
Feb 25 - 11:24 AM

Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Suns.

Bass is probably going to be a bit more inconsistent when Kelly Olynyk eventually returns, but he'll probably be worth owning for the rest of the year.
Feb 24 - 12:46 AM

Brandon Bass pitched in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Sunday's OT loss to the Lakers, playing 40 minutes in the absence of both Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle).

He added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks with only one turnover. Olynyk is day-to-day but Sullinger is done for the season with a metatarsal stress fracture, giving Bass a path to sustained low-end value. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more than points, rebounds and nice FG and FT percentages from Bass, but he's worth scooping off the waiver wire in leagues with 12 or more teams.
Feb 23 - 12:49 AM

Brandon Bass double-doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.

The Kings weren't great tonight and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is still out, but with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for a while there is some late-round upside here for Bass. Give him a look but don't expect a lot.
Feb 21 - 4:12 AM

Brandon Bass is expected to stay put with the Celtics unless he pushes for a buyout.

He's likely going to see major minutes with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Jared Sullinger (leg) out for Friday. Bass doesn't have a huge ceiling, but he should get enough playing time to accrue enough points and boards for most fantasy owners. There are still a lot of better adds from today, so he's not a must-add player or anything.
Feb 19 - 8:33 PM

Brandon Bass has been drawing limited trade interest around the NBA.

Bass can provide a contending team with solid frontcourt production, but the Celtics haven't receivied any offers. "It’s crazy," said one Western Conference source. "People have seen how well he’s played in Boston, but it’s as if they’ve backed off him because of how he played in Dallas or Orlando. I don’t get it." The 29-year-old is likely to lose value if traded to a contender, so he isn't a must-own player in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 10 - 9:39 AM

Brandon Bass played 16 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with four points, three rebounds and three turnovers.

The Bucks went small and the Celtics did as well. Bass' numbers have really headed south in his last five, averaging 10.6 points, 4.4 boards, 0.4 blocks and 0.2 treys. He'll be better than this, but he's not a must-own player anymore.
Feb 7 - 11:50 PM

Brandon Bass logged a season-high 37 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Heat, putting up 15 points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks.

Bass got some extra floor time tonight with Jared Sullinger in head coach Brad Stevens' dog house for showing up late to shootaround, but he has really emerged as one of the primary beneficiaries with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) sidelined. Bass is a guy that can score in double figures, grabs some boards, and block a few shots when given the minutes, and he should be able to sustain some low-end value in standard leagues for as long as Olynyk is out.
Feb 1 - 5:21 PM

Brandon Bass scored 17 points against the Rockets on Friday with eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes.

Coach Brad Stevens said he's going to stick with Brandon Bass in the starting lineup, so his fantasy owners can expect him to keep rolling as long as he doesn't get traded. He's worth a look in standard leagues.
Jan 30 - 10:18 PM

Brandon Bass scored eight points with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Jazz.

Bass hit 3-of-6 shots and this builds off a string of startable outings over the past two weeks. The Celtics could be trying to pump up his trade value and Kelly Olynyk's absence through the All Star break doesn't hurt, either. Serviceable short-term value is a solid bet right now.
Jan 26 - 11:59 PM

Brandon Bass started and scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.

Bass went for 13 and 10 with a very full line on Thursday against the Blazers, and with Kelly Olynyk likely out until the All Star break he looks like a good bet for short-term value at a minimum.
Jan 24 - 4:36 AM

Brandon Bass will start against the Nuggets on Friday.

The Celtics started Tyler Zeller before Wednesday, so sticking with Bass speaks volumes about coach Brad Stevens' confidence in him. Of course, they could be showcasing him in a trade. Regardless, he should have some nice value until the All-Star break for owners in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 7:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk