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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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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. Aug 8 - 3:47 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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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

Brandon Bass had 19 points, five rebounds and a block on 7-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Cavaliers.

With Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries out, Bass and Kelly Olynyk handled the big-man duties and both of them played very well.
Apr 12 - 10:31 PM

Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists and four blocks in the Celtics' loss on Monday.

Bass hasn't had a solid game since mid-March and we need to see him do this again, if not multiple times before we pay him any real attention.
Apr 1 - 12:55 AM

Brandon Bass hit 8-of-12 shots for 18 points and four rebounds in 30 minutes on Wednesday.

That's the most points he scored since back on Feb. 21 when he had 20, and he hadn't scored more than eight points in his previous four games. Bass is always worth a look, but he plays for Brad Stevens, who tweaks with his lineups and rotations as much as any coach in the league. Just ask the owners of Kris Humphries.
Mar 19 - 11:23 PM

Brandon Bass hit just 2-of-5 shots for five points, two rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes on Monday against the Mavs.

Bass has really taken a turn south lately and he can be dropped in 12-16 team formats.
Mar 18 - 1:40 AM

Brandon Bass was held to single-digits for the second straight game on Sunday, going 2-of-8 from the field for five points.

The Pistons' defense isn't exactly locking teams down of late, but Bass' minutes have tailed off and the typically efficient scorer was just 2-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 at the FT line. He's been prone to slumps throughout the season yet he's managed to sustain late-round value thanks to his rebounds (5.9), blocks (0.9) and solid percentages.
Mar 9 - 9:21 PM

Brandon Bass scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes on Saturday against the Kings.

Bass scored 20 points with eight rebounds and a steal on Friday, and tonight reinforced the often shaky nature of his fantasy value. Jared Sullinger was also out tonight with a mild concussion, adding to the disappointment for owners that made the add. Bass is a much better fit for deeper leagues that can handle the peaks and valleys but he's worth a look while he's starting and making small amounts of noise.
Feb 23 - 1:54 AM

Brandon Bass scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds and a steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Bass is back on the hot list and we don't know how long it will last and the Lakers are terrible, but he's worth a pickup if you keep your long-term expectations in check. Jeff Green scored 21 points with three treys, Gerald Wallace chipped in 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, Sully went for 12 and 12, and Rajon Rondo scored six points with six boards, 11 assists, a three and a steal.
Feb 22 - 1:09 AM

Brandon Bass had 18 points, eight rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Suns.

Bass has scored in double figures in three straight games and is averaging 14.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks during that stretch. Kris Humphries has fallen out of favor with coach Brad Stevens, meaning Bass should continue to start and put up solid numbers for the Celtics.
Feb 20 - 12:38 AM

Brandon Bass started despite an eye injury and had 12 points and five rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

Bass has been playing well, but things are getting crowded up front again in Boston, as Kris Humphries and Kelly Olynyk played well off the bench, as Jared Sullinger had an off night. With all four players getting solid run right now, Bass will be a tough guy to rely on in fantasy.
Feb 12 - 10:45 PM

Brandon Bass (eye) will play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He suffered a corneal abrasion on Monday and had some blurred vision because of it, but he'll be ready to go. Bass has co-existed nicely with Rajon Rondo in the lineup as an offensive weapon and is worth a look in most formats.
Feb 12 - 6:02 PM

Brandon Bass was dealing with blurred vision after being poked in the eye and did not return on Monday night.

Bass suffered a corneal abrasion and he will be evaluated on Tuesday. Bucks center Larry Sanders was dealing with blurred vision and was diagnosed with an orbital fracture, so hopefully this isn't a similar case. The Celtics should have an update on Bass before Wednesday's game and he should be considered questionable. Kelly Olynyk would take over most of the minutes. Bass finished with 12 points, seven boards, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.
Feb 10 - 10:43 PM

Brandon Bass has reportedly been the Celtics' "most-discussed player" in trade talks leading up to the Feb. 20 deadline.

Bass is owed a guaranteed $6.9 million next season in the final year of his contract, a reasonable deal for a productive 28-year-old PF who can rebound and knock down mid-range jumpers with consistency. Teams linked to Bass include the Bobcats, Suns and Warriors, all of whom are interested in buoying their playoff position.
Feb 10 - 12:04 PM

Brandon Bass started at PF again on Sunday but only played 15 minutes in the loss, scoring six points with two rebounds and three personal fouls.

He had no other stats to his credit, and it's these types of random duds which make Bass a tough guy to own in standard fantasy leagues. His ups and downs have averaged out to top-120 value in nine-cat leagues so he does have targeted appeal if you need solid FG and FT percentages with a handful of blocks.
Feb 9 - 8:40 PM

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All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
5Chris Johnson
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani
4Joel Anthony