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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 (eye) is a go for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.
Bass will see his standard 20 minutes off the bench tonight, which isn't enough floor time for him to produce statistics worthy of consideration in most leagues. Nov 3 - 2:52 PM

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Brandon Bass was poked in his left eye and missed practice on Monday.

He is getting an eye exam on Monday to determine if he needs to miss games, but it doesn't sound serious. If he does need to miss a game, Tarik Black could get in the rotation and we should see more Ryan Kelly at the power forward spot. Bass is considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.
Nov 2 - 3:52 PM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott had some nice words to say about Brandon Bass.

"You know what you’ll get when you put him in the game," Scott said of Bass. "He’s not backing down to people. He’s one of those tough kids that will bring it every single night." Bass' knees are fine after a minor scare earlier in the preseason, and while Julius Randle is going to start this season, Bass will surely have a role off the bench. To be clear, Bass isn't worth a look in most leagues.
Oct 24 - 11:11 AM

Brandon Bass said Tuesday's his knees feel good and that they're no longer an issue.

His knee problems were never thought to be serious, so this isn't earth shattering news.
Oct 13 - 8:11 PM

Brandon Bass (left knee) will play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Kings.

Bass missed the past week of action with a bruised knee, but the injury was never considered serious. He'll likely be getting minutes in the low-20s this season as Julius Randle's backup, making him a non-option in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 13 - 4:23 PM

Brandon Bass (knee) took part in 5-on-5 drills on Monday.

He is getting closer to a return after missing last week due to a knee contusion. Bass should be ready for the opener and should see minutes in the lower 20s. He's a low-end fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Oct 12 - 3:30 PM

Brandon Bass (left knee) will not play in Sunday's preseason matchup against Maccabi Haifa.

Bass did go through practice on Saturday, so his absence from Sunday's game seems more precautionary than anything else. However, he won't have a significant role with the Lakers this season as Julius Randle's backup, so there's no reason to waste a draft pick on Bass in standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 3:03 PM

Brandon Bass (knee) practiced on Saturday.

He is still doubtful to play on Sunday. Bass doesn't really do much outside of points and boards, so he's not a very intriguing pick late in drafts.
Oct 10 - 2:39 PM

Brandon Bass (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Maccabi Haifa.

Bass is dealing with a patella contusion and it sounds like he could miss several games. Bass was expected to compete with Julius Randle for the starting power forward spot, so this injury is a tough blow for the veteran. Bass isn't worth a look in standard leagues.
Oct 10 - 10:23 AM

Brandon Bass (knee) received treatment on Friday.

He's likely going to miss several games due to his patella contusion. Bass is losing some ground to Julius Randle, especially with Rankle playing well right now. Bass isn't worth drafting in standard leagues.
Oct 9 - 6:20 PM

An MRI/CT scan of Brandon Bass' left knee revealed a patella contusion, and he will miss Thursday's preseason game vs. Toronto.

It's basically a knee bruise, and the Lakers are currently listing him as day-to-day. He should be good to go for the regular season, but it's looking like he'll be coming off the bench behind Julius Randle this season. Bass averaged just 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game through 23.5 minutes per game with the Celtics last season, and those numbers could dip in Los Angeles. We'd recommend focusing your attention elsewhere on draft day.
Oct 8 - 4:57 PM

The results of Brandon Bass' x-rays on his left knee were inconclusive, and he will undergo further testing on Thursday.

Bass will likely have an MRI or CT scan on Thursday, but there is no need to speculate on what is wrong until we get more information. Expect an update on Thursday afternoon. If Bass needs to miss time, Julius Randle would see more minutes and could solidify a starting role.
Oct 7 - 6:01 PM

Brandon Bass played 16 minutes and made all four of his shots for 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in Tuesday's preseason overtime loss to the Jazz.

Bass hurt his knee during the game, but was able to walk it off and return to the game. He should be fine, but he looks primed to play behind Julius Randle, who is a much better fantasy option at this point.
Oct 7 - 3:46 AM

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

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

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PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
3Larry Nance
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre