The question of why the Magic played Bass inconsistent minutes this season was a question in the first place. Via the Orlando Sentinel: “Bass signed a four-year, $16 million contract as a free agent last summer, but was used sparingly during the season. An active 6-foot-8, 250-pounder with a nice touch, he averaged about 12 minutes in Games 4 and 5. “It’s been great. I live to play in the playoffs,” he said. “For me to be out there and contributing it’s great for me. How tough has it been for me? It’s been tough. Nobody wants to sit on the bench. I just continued to work. ‘I just felt at some point I was going to be needed.’”