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Height/Weight: 6-8/250 | Birthdate: 4/30/1985 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Team: Los Angeles Lakers | College: Louisiana State | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 62/40 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Lakers officially land forward Brandon Bass


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) The Lakers officially signed forward Brandon Bass on Thursday, the team announced.

"I am excited to add a player of Brandon's skill level and character to our roster," general manager Mitch Kupchak. "His work ethic, toughness, and selfless play lend themselves well to our team."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bass averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 82 games last season for the Celtics.


Report: Lakers sign PF Brandon Bass


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The Lakers continued their offseason makeover Sunday, reportedly reaching an agreement with free-agent power forward Brandon Bass, according to the team website. 

The durable Bass played his second straight 82-game season in 2014-15 for the Celtics, averaging 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. The 10-year veteran has averaged 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds for four teams. 


Brandon Bass would welcome return to Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Celtics forward Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent this summer, but he said after Sunday's season-ending loss to the Cavaliers that he would welcome a return to Boston, Basketball Insiders reports.

"I don’t know what the future holds," Bass said. "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."

Bass averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while playing 82 games for a second straight season.

"I thought I had a pretty good season. Based on how I started, I didn’t finish it anywhere near where I wanted to as far as the playoffs,” Bass said. "But it gives me great motivation to go back to the gym and improve my skills mentally and physically."

Bass averaged just five points and two rebounds as the Celtics were swept by the Cavaliers.

"It was a mental thing this playoff series," Bass said. "I just didn’t play well. I don’t have really any excuses. I prepared well, I just wasn’t able to perform in the playoffs like I wanted to."


Celtics forward Brandon Bass posts double-double in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Celtics power forward Brandon Bass scored 16 points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line in Boston's 96-92 win over the Knicks Friday.

Bass also pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds, leading to his fifth double-double of the season and third of the month. He also added two assists to his totals.


Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs 17 rebounds in losing effort Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Celtics forward Brandon Bass notched a double-double during Sunday's loss to the Magic. Along with 17 boards, Bass scored 19 points on 9 of 14 shooting and added five assists.

Brandon Bass leads Celtics with 15


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 15 points, but it was one of the few bright spots in a 110-79 blowout loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday. 

Bass shot seven-of-15 from the field and hit the only 3-pointer he attempted. He added five rebounds, all on the offensive boards. 

Bass packed all of his production into three quarters. With the Cavaliers leading by 42 after the third quarter, both teams rested all their starters for the entire fourth quarter. 

The Celtics next host the Jazz on Wednesday. 


Celtics' Brandon Bass doubles up Warriors in losing effort Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Celtics forward Brandon Bass scored 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds in Boston's 106-101 loss to the Warriors Sunday.

It was Bass' third double-double of the season and first in his last five games. He has only surpassed double figures in rebounds three times this season.


Brandon Bass open to returning to Celtics next season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Although Celtics forward Brandon Bass will be a free agent after the season, he said he would prefer to be back with the Celtics, reports CSNNE.com.

"If I'm wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," Bass said. "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."

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said he appreciates what Bass offers and wants to keep him in a Celtics uniform beyond this season.

"What I like about Brandon, he's never satisfied with his role," Ainge said. "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."

Bass has seen his minutes increase lately in the wake of Jared Sullinger's season-ending injury. 


Celtics rule Jared Sullinger out for season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) The Celtics announced Sunday forward Jared Sullinger will miss the remainder of the season with a fracture in his foot.

Sullinger suffered a left metatarsal stress fracture in his foot. He had been experiencing pain in his foot, but was hoping it was just a sprain. After further medical testing, the fracture was revealed.

In 51 games, Sullinger is averaging 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Forward Brandon Bass will likely see his minutes increase with Sullinger sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Coach Brad Stevens said surgery is not expected to be needed to fix the injury, the team announced. 


Celtics C Brandon Bass doubles up vs. Kings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Celtics center Brandon Bass scored 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 109-101 loss to the Kings Friday.

It was just the second double-double of the season for Bass, who played a season-high 37 minutes in the team's first game out of the All-Star break. With Jared Sullinger out indefinitely, Bass could continue to see an extended role for the forseeable future. He also chipped in two assists, one block and one steal in Friday's loss.

The Celtics will square off with the Lakers in Los Angeles Sunday.


Report: Brandon Bass likely to remain with Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Celtics power forward Brandon Bass is likely to remain with the team for the rest of the season unless the Celtics push for a buyout, the Boston Globe reports.

Bass could be in for extended playing time with Jared Sullinger sidelined indefinitely due to a stress reaction in his foot. Bass has averaged 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 51 games.


Martin, Bass, Bargnani expected to be bought out, if not traded


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) If their teams cannot find a trade partner, Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin, Celtics forward Brandon Bass and Knicks center Andrea Bargnani are all expected to be bought out of their contracts, sources told CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger.

The buyout woulds occur after Thursday's trade deadline passed. Trades for the three veterans are unlikely to occur. 


Celtics PF Brandon Bass scores 17 points vs. Rockets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Celtics power forward Brandon Bass shared the team scoring lead Friday, racking up 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting in his team's 93-87 loss to the Hawks.

Bass matched his January scoring high by delivering 17 points for the fourth time this month while adding eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes. His next matchup comes Sunday against the Heat.


Celtics' Brandon Bass doubles up on Portland on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Celtics forward Brandon Bass doubled up on the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

Bass shot 5-10 from the field. He sunk three of his four four throws, finishing with 13 points. Bass was also active on the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds. He added five assists. It was Bass' first double-double of the season. 


Celtics F Bass cryptic after question about playing time


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Celtics power forward Brandon Bass isn't exactly turning cartwheels over his decreased playing time since the Rajon Rondo trade to Dallas. But he's also not expressing his dissatisfaction. In fact, it's difficult to decipher what he meant in responding to a question about it.

Bass is averaging just 10.5 minutes per game since Brandon Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder were added to the rotation. The playing time provided Wright has particularly affected that of Bass.

"It's the perception of things," Bass told the Boston Herald. "You see one thing, and it's not really that." Asked what he meant by "perception," he added, "If I wanted to tell you, then I would have told you. ... If I live like a man under a rock, y'all would know about it, and I would express myself in a way like a man who lived under a rock. But since I don't live like that, I know better."


Celtics PF Brandon Bass scores season-high 23 vs. 76ers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Celtics power forward Brandon Bass led his team in scoring Wednesday, racking up a season-high 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting in Boston's 101-90 win in Philadelphia.

Bass topped 25 minutes for the first time this season in Wednesday's win, playing 32 minutes while tallying six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. "Brandon Bass was our most physical interior player in the first half," coach Brad Stevens said after the game. "I thought everybody matched it in the second half."

The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Celtics. They'll look to build off Wednesday's success when the face a tougher test in Memphis Friday.


Jeff Green, Gerald Wallace could earn minutes at PF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Celtics head coach Brad Stevens indicated that Jeff Green and Gerald Wallace could earn some minutes at power forward to start the season, according to the MetroWest Daily News on Tuesday. The move would likely cut into the playing time of Jared Sullinger and Brandon Bass.

Green appeared in all 82 games last season for the Celtics, averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 boards and 1.7 assists per outing. Wallace was limited to 58 games in 2013-14 and averaged only 5.1 points in 24.4 minutes per game.


Brandon Bass makes an impact in big win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass snapped a five-game single-digit scoring streak Wednesday, in a 101-96 win over the Heat.

Bass played a big role in the win, playing 30 minutes for just the third time all month. He scored 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting, while adding four rebounds and a steal in the win.

Bass has remained a consistent part of the Celtics plans, but has seen his production fall off since the start of March. He is averaging 9.7 points per game in March, compared to 10.8 for the season. 


Brandon Bass stringing together solid performances


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass scored in double figures for the third game in a row Wednesday, in a 100-94 loss to the Suns.

Bass scored 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting and played 30-plus minutes for the first time in two weeks in the loss. He added eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal, though he also turned the ball over three times in 33 minutes.

Bass has remained a solid contributor for the Celtics all season long, and is in the midst of arguably his best month yet. He is averaging 12.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in seven February appearances. 


Brandon Bass scores 12 points vs. Spurs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass scored 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting in his team's 104-92 loss to the Spurs Wednesday.

Bass was questionable for the game after suffering an eye injury Monday but played 21 minutes Wednesday while kicking in five rebounds and one assist. He has averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over 54 games played.


Brandon Bass playing through eye issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass will play Wednesday against the Spurs, despite being diagnosed with a corneal abrasion in his left eye Tuesday. Bass will likely remain in the starting lineup, as he has done over the last eight games. 

Brandon Bass exits game with eye injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass was forced out of Monday's win over the Bucks in Milwaukee because of a corneal abrasion in left eye, according to the Boston Globe. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated Tuesday.

Bass was poked in the eye, which caused him to leave the game in the third quarter and not return. He finished with 12 points while shooting 5 of 10 from the floor and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with seven rebounds, one block and one steal while logging 27 minutes of game action.

Bass was held to single-digit scoring in each of his previous two game entering Monday. He has averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five games played.

Report: Warriors among teams interested in Brandon Bass


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass has drawn more trade interest than any other player on Boston's roster, and the Warriors are among the teams interested in him, SportingNews.com reports.

The Bobcats and Suns are two other teams potentially in the mix for Bass, who under contract for $6.5 million this season and $6.9 million next season.

"He is a good fit in a lot of places," one league executive said. "He can start, he can come off the bench, he can make shots, he can play center against small lineups. A lot of teams need a guy like that."

Bass has averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over 52 games played.


Brandon Bass enjoying solid run


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass is in the midst of his best stretch of the season, after putting up 18 points Wednesday against the 76ers.

Bass scored his 18 efficiently, on 7 of 10 shooting in 36 minutes of action. He also added six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in the 114-108 win.

Bass has been helped by the return of Rajon Rondo, as he is scoring 11.7 points in 10 games since Rondo came back from knee injury. He is averaging 11.1 points per game for the season. 


Brandon Bass scores 17 in start vs. Nets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Celtics forward Brandon Bass returned to the starting lineup on Sunday, and enjoyed a productive performance, falling two rebounds shy of a double-double in an 85-79 loss to the Nets at home.

Bass went a perfect 8 of 8 shooting from the field, and 5 of 6 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds, with only two of them coming from the offensive side of the glass. He also chipped in with one assist and one steal while logging 34 minutes of game action.

Bass has started in 37 of 46 of Boston's games this season. He has averaged 11.0 points and 4.4 rebounds over his last five games.