HoopsHype Brandon Bass rumors

October 19, 2012 Updates

Bass suffered a bruised right knee during the first half and did not return. His injury isn't believed to be serious, and he is expected to play Saturday against the New York Knicks. He sat out more than two weeks (and six total games) last February while battling right knee inflammation. "Knee again," Rivers said after the game. "I don't know if it's bad, but we just didn't take any chances." Pierce twisted his left ankle after landing awkwardly on Gerald Wallace's foot after a made 3-pointer midway through the second quarter. He went to the locker room to get retaped and returned for the second half. "Paul tweaked his ankle, or he thought we were going to practice (on Friday)," Rivers said jokingly. "It's one of the two. I'm not sure yet. We'll find out. I think he tweaked his ankle, but I am suspicious." ESPN.com

October 16, 2012 Updates

“This year I just want to be a better rebounder, that’s all,” said Bass, who averaged a career-high 6.2 boards in 59 games last season. “And as far as everything else that I worked on this summer, it’s only going to get shown when I get more opportunities. We’ve got a lot of good players here so all the things I worked on will only show with more opportunities.” Boston Globe

“I want to [take opponents in the post] but Doc would rather me just pick-and-pop but I want to,” Bass said. “That’s part of my game that I’ve always been good at over the years. But I think Doc just wants me to be a pick-and-pop because we already have the guys who do enough isos here, so I guess he don’t want me to be the third or the fourth guy to have the offense stagnant.” Boston Globe

October 12, 2012 Updates
July 15, 2012 Updates

Brandon Bass agreed to a contract Friday and finalized the deal the next day. “I felt I had a good first season,” Bass said of his debut with the Celtics. “As a person, I want to improve every aspect of my life on and off court. Watching great players see how hard they work and improve, that’s how I want to improve. I’m 27 and some of my cousins say I’m getting old, but I still think I’m pretty young. And I’ve got big dreams. I want to make an imprint on a team and organization and this is the perfect team. “I had the offers out but I knew where I wanted to be, that’s back here in a green jersey playing for the Celtics.” Boston Globe

July 14, 2012 Updates

The Boston Celtics formally re-signed Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, and Chris Wilcox on Saturday, while deals with Jeff Green and Jason Terry will soon be completed. Bass, Wilcox, Green, and Terry all trekked to the Celtics' practice facility Saturday to be introduced alongside Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and team owner Steve Pagliuca. The team has intentionally not finalized deals with Green and Terry in order to allow Ainge flexibility to further maneuver this offseason, though handshake agreements are in place and those players will be in a Boston uniform next season. ESPN.com

July 5, 2012 Updates

Bass opted out of the $4.25 million final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent, and he sifted through the advances from around the NBA. “We had interest from some other teams, but Boston is where I wanted to be at the end of the day, so that’s where I’m at,” he said. Boston Herald

Brandon Bass has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal that is also being held up until the signing date. That gives Boston back its third-leading scorer, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 12.5 points in his first season with the Celtics. Terry, who is one of the league's top 3-point shooters, would not keep the Celtics from bringing back Ray Allen. The 36-year-old Allen has also met with the Miami Heat, but salary cap rules allow Boston to offer him more money. "We really want Ray to come back," Ainge said this week. "Time will tell." Boston Globe

July 4, 2012 Updates
July 3, 2012 Updates

Bass, according to agent Tony Dutt, is talking to six other teams. And Allen, whose other major suitors include Miami and Memphis, appears to be taking a very deliberate approach to his next contract. Boston Herald

July 2, 2012 Updates

Agent Tony Dutt talked to Celtics in the midst of a busy day. Dutt said six other teams also called, meaning that Bass’ price is on a sharp climb. It may ultimately be more than the Celtics want to pay, considering the number of players they have to cram into a $20 million hole. If they have to let a player go, perhaps via a sign-and-trade deal, Bass could be that guy. Boston Herald

July 1, 2012 Updates
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June 22, 2012 Updates

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday his hope is to reload the team for another run at the title. The Celtics have four unrestricted free agents - Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Brandon Bass, and Mickael Pietrus - that Ainge said he would like to re-sign for next season. The key piece, of course, is Garnett, who has yet to decide if he even wants to play next season. Boston Globe

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