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Midseason additions such as Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome, along with veteran forward Brandon Bass, will be on the short list of Celtics hitting the free agent market. Ainge did not dismiss the possibility of bringing back any of them next season. "Rather than going individual by individual," Ainge said when asked about his interest in the free agents, "I would just say that we like all of them to some degree. Some of it's going to be dependent on numbers and roster spots and draft and trades and everything else. So you just can't emphatically say anything about anybody, other than I can emphatically say that we will definitely qualify Jae Crowder, which I think is pretty obvious. But other than that, the unrestricted free agents, it's uncertain. But we do like each one of them and would welcome any one of them back at the right price and in the right role." Boston Globe

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

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