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April 27, 2015 Updates

Bass will become a free agent this summer and does not know where he will be playing basketball next season. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Bass said following the Celtics Game 4 elimination to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. “That’s up to (President of Basketball Operations) Danny (Ainge). But Boston’s been great to me over the last couple years, so it’ll be great for me to come back.” Basketball Insiders

April 26, 2015 Updates
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And while his role in Boston has fluctuated seemingly every season, he told CSNNE.com that he would “definitely” be open to signing a new deal to stay in Boston. “If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure,” said Bass who will earn $6.9 million this season. “It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction.” CSNNE.com

February 23, 2015 Updates

He will be a free agent this summer and in all likelihood will have his share of playoff-caliber suitors interested. And while his role in Boston has fluctuated seemingly every season, he told CSNNE.com that he would “definitely” be open to signing a new deal to stay in Boston. “If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure,” said Bass who will earn $6.9 million this season. “It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction.” CSNNE.com

In an interview with CSNNE.com prior to last week’s trade deadline, Ainge alluded to Bass’ future being beyond this season in Boston. “Brandon may be with us next year and the year after that as well,” Ainge said. “What I like about Brandon, he just … he’s never satisfied with his role. He goes about his job the same, every day. He’s a rare guy in that he’s getting better. I think he’s better right now than he’s ever been in his career. And I think his upside is still ahead of him.” CSNNE.com

February 19, 2015 Updates
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"I don't know anything about that, man," Bass told MassLive.com. "I don't even know what a buyout is. What is that?" The power forward might have been joking. He probably knows what a buyout is. Anyway, the reporter informed him of the concept. "Why would I want to take a contract hit to become a free agent?" Bass replied. "Man, listen, I would never want to take a contract hit to become a free agent." Booth Newspapers

There isn’t too much fishing going on along the local coast these days, but, several miles inland, Danny Ainge is chumming the trade waters from the Celtics offices. As of last night, there have been, according to several league sources, no bites, or even much of a nibble. The rest of the NBA has yet to make an earnest move toward the most prominent Boston bait. Available veterans Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Bass and Marcus Thornton are still of interest to a number of teams, but the Celts and those clubs have yet to engage in anything remotely resembling a substantive discussion. Boston Herald

February 17, 2015 Updates

In this market, the Celtics have wares to offer. Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Bass and Marcus Thornton can all be had, and, while it’s hard to picture another club wanting to take on 32-year-old Gerald Wallace with $10.1 million left on his contract for 2015-16, at least one team in the Western Conference mix has been asking questions about him. Boston Herald

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 10, 2015 Updates

Teams have been talking about Brandon Bass since early in the season, but, so far, no one’s come close to offering anything to pry him away. “It’s crazy,” said one Western Conference source. “People have seen how well he’s played in Boston, but it’s as if they’ve backed off him because of how he played in Dallas or Orlando. I don’t get it. We don’t have a need for him right now, but whoever gets him is going to like what he can do, even if it’s just in limited minutes.” Boston Herald

February 4, 2015 Updates

Surely, Bass must be looking around at the decimated Celtics roster and wondering, ‘What about me?’ Bass is having a good year and doing his usual thing—playing defense and knocking down midrange jumpers—while also slated to become a free agent this summer. He’s a perfect rental for a postseason aspirant. Still, interest in Bass has been slight to this point, though teams like Phoenix and Portland are possible destinations. Sporting News

January 25, 2015 Updates

To this point, Danny Ainge has not received a deal enticing enough to give up the versatile forward, but it’s likely been hard for him to demand much value for a guy who doesn’t see the floor for more than 20 minutes a night on a rebuilding team. The good news for Ainge is that reality has changed for Bass in the last couple days. Olynyk’s latest injury has provided the Celtics and Bass with a valuable opportunity that will continue in the coming weeks: A chance for Bass to showcase his ability. Boston Globe

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