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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 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

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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

Brandon Bass scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

There's still some talk that Bass will be showcased in a trade, but he's going to have some value with this amount of playing time. Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is almost a lock to miss multiple games, so fantasy owners in standard leagues can give Bass a look.
Jan 23 - 2:56 AM

Brandon Bass will start in place of Tyler Zeller against the Blazers on Thursday.

The move is to help give the Celtics a bit more agility on offense. Bass has played well in his last two games with 16.5 points per game in 25.0 minutes. This lineup could just be due to the matchup and Bass doesn't have a big upside anyway, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jan 22 - 8:36 PM

Brandon Bass had another effective game against the Clippers on Monday with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.

He's been in double-digit scoring in four of his last five, averaging 12.6 points, 3.8 boards, 1.6 assists and 0.2 blocks in 22.6 minutes per game. That's still not going to get it done for owners in most leagues and he'll likely need an injury to climb into the conversation in most leagues.
Jan 19 - 6:23 PM

Brandon Bass was busy against the Pacers on Friday, making 7-of-14 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 17 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

That's good for an uncharacteristic 30.9 usage rate tonight, which is unlikely to happen again for a long time with this many minutes. Bass should see minutes in the low 20s the rest of the way, but he's not going to be worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 9 - 11:11 PM

Brandon Bass gave an honest assessment of his reduction in playing time this season.

"Like I said earlier, I just control what I can control and just try to look at everything as a blessing," Bass said. "This is my 10th season. I done seen a lot. Some people don’t even get to go through what I’ve gone through in my career, so I look at something good out of everything, you know what I’m saying?" Bass added that he and Brad Stevens "haven't talked" about his role, and then went on to say, "No anticipating nothing like this man." Bass has played under 20 minutes in five straight, including two games where he didn't even crack five minutes, but he may get an opportunity with Jared Sullinger (ankle) hobbled.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Brandon Bass logged 19 minutes in Tuesday's loss to Orlando, scoring 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting with five boards, two blocks and zero turnovers.

Bass nearly fell out of the rotation on Sunday and the Celtics' rotations are in flux, to say the least, so it's unwise to trust Bass on a nightly basis. He has impressive per-minute fantasy appeal and we'll continue to monitor his role, but he'll likely require a trade to establish reliable value.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:03:00 PM

Brandon Bass scored four points in a season-low five minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday, the Celtics' first game with newly-arrived big man Brandan Wright.

There is a log-jam in Boston's frontcourt and it's not surprising to see Bass on the losing end of the rotation. His contract expires after the 2014-15 season and the Celtics aren't likely to use him much in a young frontcourt that features Wright, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:22:00 PM

Brandon Bass came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Bass is averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games, but all that really means is his eating from Jared Sullinger's bucket. Sully was better tonight with 16 points, but played just 24 minutes, in part because Bass has been playing so well.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Brandon Bass piled up numbers as Brad Stevens rolled with the second unit in Monday's double-overtime loss, scoring 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds, three steals and one block in 31 minutes.

Bass has been a ghost all year and one big game isn't going to turn around his outlook. We'll let you know if he can string another one together.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:13:00 AM

Brandon Bass played 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Kelly Olynyk had one of his routine disastrous games and Bass came in to help out. He's still going to need Olynyk to have a few more bad games before he'll have decent fantasy value in even deep leagues.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 03:51:00 PM

Various scouts and front-office types have reportedly begun to inquire about the availability of veteran forward Brandon Bass.

The Celtics currently own a record of 4-8, so they'll need to make a decision as to whether they're going to try and compete for a playoff spot, or go into a full rebuild. At 29-years-old, Bass doesn't make sense on a rebuilding team, so the Celtics may look to trade him for a younger asset or draft picks. It's not currently known what teams have reached out to the Celtics, and Danny Ainge has not made himself available to comment on the situation, but it is something worth monitoring. Bass doesn't get enough consistent minutes in Boston to be worth any attention in standard leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Brandon Bass hit 9-of-13 shots for a season-high 23 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

Bass had only hit double digits in scoring in two games this season prior to tonight and doesn't belong on fantasy rosters.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Brandon Bass is starting in the second half in place of Kelly Olynyk for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

We don't know if this is matchup-based, or due to Olynyk's poor play. However, this is definitely something we will monitor going forward, stay tuned. He finished with eight points, five boards and one steal. Fantasy owners can keep him on the wire unless coach Brad Stevens says something.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Evan Turner
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jae Crowder
2James Young
3Tayshaun Prince
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk