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Brandon Bass | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: LSU
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 23 - 10:03 PM

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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.
Dec 21 - 9:22 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.
Dec 17 - 11:17 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.
Dec 9 - 12:13 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.
Nov 28 - 3:51 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
Nov 27 - 4:22 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.
Nov 19 - 11:33 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.
Nov 1 - 9:38 PM

Brandon Bass was impressive off the bench for the Celtics on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting and adding six rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, and one block.

He looked great but starter Jared Sullinger played even better by posting 21 points and 19 boards. Bass may carve out a nice role off the bench this season but he won't be worth drafting in almost any format.
Oct 19 - 5:36 PM

Brandon Bass, who has started at PF for the Celtics over the last few seasons, had just three points and one rebound in 16 minutes Wednesday.

He hit just 1-of-6 shots and the Celtics are high on Jared Sullinger, who is the new starting PF for Boston. Forget about Bass this season.
Oct 16 - 12:57 AM

Brandon Bass suffered a corneal abrasion in Friday's scrimmage.

He is expected to be fine and it does not appear to be anything major. "I got a rebound." He said. "A minute later, Kelly [Olynyk] went for the rebound and poked me in my eye." Bass is projected to come off the bench behind Sullinger at the moment so we would not recommend picking him up in standard formats.
Source: ESPN Boston
Oct 5 - 2:34 PM

Brandon Bass has been working on his corner 3-poiners this summer.

He's attempted only two corner 3-pointers in his entire career and missed them both. Bass probably isn't going to be taking enough for it to matter in fantasy leagues. He'll come off the bench to start the season.
Oct 3 - 9:33 AM

Brandon Bass remains uncertain of his role with the Celtics heading into the 2014-2105 season.

Brandon Bass admitted that he does not know where he fits in with the rebuilding Celtics this season. "It’s kind of whatever coach wants to do," he said in response to questions about how much he will play. Bass and his expiring contract are a trade chip the Celtics will likely shop this season. Despite scoring 11.1 points and grabbing 5.7 rebounds per game in 82 games last season, he's still devoid of any kind of upside in standard leagues.
Oct 2 - 4:40 PM

The Celtics are reportedly making a strong push to trade Brandon Bass.

The Celtics are in full rebuild mode, and with Boston likely more interested in developing guys like Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, the 29-year-old veteran just doesn't make sense on the team. However, Boston has yet to receive an enticing offer from around the league, and they are not interested in simply dumping Bass for nothing. But if Boston can get a promising young player, or draft pick in return for Bass, he will likely be dealt. As it stands right now, nothing is imminent.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 8 - 3:47 PM

Brandon Bass hopes to improve offensively this summer, after averaging 11.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting last year.

"Defense is mandatory for me every possession," Bass said. "I just want be that way offensively. I think that it's time to be able to play both ends of the court at a high level." Bass took nearly half of his shot attempts within eight feet of the hoop last year, but he was most effective between 8-16 feet. His fantasy value is buoyed by terrific FT percentages (85.8 percent last season), making him a player to target in the final rounds of fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 1:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Jameer Nelson
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Jae Crowder
4Gerald Wallace
5James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk
3Brandan Wright