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Brandon Bass | Forward | #2

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: LSU
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (3) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Bass will turn down his player option for the 2016-17 season.
This will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was due to make just over $3.1 million, but he should be able to do better with the rising salary cap. While it's still possible that Bass could re-sign with the Lakers, don't be surprised if tries to join a contender. Jun 18 - 12:26 PM

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Brandon Bass will reportedly decline to pickup his player option for the 2016-17 season.

Bass is bound for unrestricted free agency, which is far from surprising given that he was not a great fit with the rebuilding Lakers. Bass will likely try and sign a deal to be a reserve with a contender this offseason, which will render him a non-option in most leagues.
Apr 20 - 10:20 AM

Brandon Bass was a healthy DNP-CD on Sunday.

Fantasy owners should cut the line on Bass, who will likely decline his $3.1 million player option for the 2016-17 season. The 30-year-old PF shot a career-high 54.9 percent from the field this year, and he's always been a terrific FT shooter at 83.9 percent. Ryan Kelly and Larry Nance gain a bit in his absence, but the biggest winner is Julius Randle.
Apr 4 - 12:40 AM

Brandon Bass matched his season high with 18 points vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding six boards, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes.

He was 7-of-10 from the field and once again played better than Roy Hibbert. Bass has a player option for next season, so he certainly has some motivation to play well down the stretch in case he wants to look for a bigger deal. He's still only on the radar in deeper leagues for now.
Mar 23 - 1:36 AM

Brandon Bass hasn't decided if he will exercise his player option for next season.

"I don’t know what I’m going to do," Bass said. "I’m a special type of player and person to be around this type of group. I think I can help develop these young guys. I want them to be successful. I would love to see them grow and would love it to be here. But you never know what happens." Bass has taken on a larger role since the break and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 boards and 1.1 blocks in that span, so he's doing enough to help out owners in deeper leagues.
Mar 19 - 11:32 AM

Brandon Bass (eye) logged 24 minutes off the bench in his return from a one-game absence on Friday, tallying 10 points, six rebounds and one block.

Bass is the exact opposite of exciting, but he also doesn't really hurt you anywhere. Since the All-Star break, he's registered averages of 10.2 points, 4.8 boards, 1.1 blocks and just 0.6 turnovers per contest on 60.5 percent shooting from the field and 81.6 percent from the stripe. He's worth owning as a low-end big in deep leagues.
Mar 19 - 3:02 AM

Brandon Bass (eye) will play against the Suns on Friday.

He should be good to go after putting in a full practice on Thursday. Bass should see minutes in the mid 20s, which takes minutes from Tarik Black and Robert Sacre.
Mar 18 - 2:09 PM

Brandon Bass (right eye) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

Bass sat out the Lakers previous game with the eye issue, but his full participation during Thursday's practice is a good indication that he'll be able to return to action Friday vs. the Suns. He's scheduled to have his eye examined on Friday morning, at which point his status for tomorrow's game will be determined. If he's able to give it a go, Robert Sacre and Tarik Black could fall out of the rotation entirely.
Mar 17 - 2:45 PM

Brandon Bass (right eye) will not play vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

With the Lakers tanking, they won't be playing their veterans at less than 100 percent. Tarik Black and Robert Sacre will get some minutes tonight, but they are not great fantasy options.
Mar 15 - 8:16 PM

Brandon Bass (right eye) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. Sacramento.

Head coach Byron Scott said that Tarik Black and Robert Sacre will pick up some extra minutes if Bass can't give it a go tonight, but neither of those guys are worth deploying in most settings.
Mar 15 - 2:07 PM

Brandon Bass (eye) did not practice on Monday due to a corneal abrasion.

He suffered the injury on Sunday night and he could miss Tuesday against the Kings. If Bass can't go, Tarik Black would likely get most of the backup center minutes.
Mar 14 - 3:13 PM

Brandon Bass notched 13 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with seven rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 27 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

The veteran has three straight double-digit scoring games and continues to play solid minutes as a backup big man. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues if you need a handful of points and rebounds with solid percentages.
Mar 6 - 6:28 PM

Brandon Bass played 32 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Pacers with nine points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and no turnovers.

He picked up most of Roy Hibbert's (ankle) playing time tonight while Robert Sacre did not score in 15 minutes as the starter. Bass is only worth a look for short-term value in deeper leagues.
Feb 8 - 10:30 PM

Brandon Bass made both of his free throws on Sunday, but he shot 0-of-4 from the field with one rebound, two assists and one block in 20 minutes off the Lakers' bench.

Bass' fantasy value is basically limited to excellent percentages (55.5 FGs, 85.3 FTs) -- he has two double-digit scoring games in January, and has collected 10+ rebounds once all season. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 1 - 12:26 AM

The Lakers are reportedly willing to deal Brandon Bass.

Why wouldn't they? Signing Bass in the first place was an odd move for the Lakers, as they had no shot of competing in the West. Bass is a steady veteran presence who could help a contender, but teams might not want to trade for him because he has a player option for next season. Bass is averaging 6.3 points and 4.2 boards this season, but his foot injury has been a lingering issue for a while.
Jan 29 - 10:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Larry Nance
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre