Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  8 responses

Brandon Bass Agreed to 3-Year Deal With the Boston Celtics

When Brandon Bass opted out of his contract following the season, he was seeking a longer deal, preferably in Boston. Well, mission accomplished. Bass and the Celtics agreed to a 3-year deal. Per the Boston Globe and Herald: “The 27-year-old Bass, who was scheduled earn $4.25 million in the final year of the contract he signed with the Magic in 2009, cannot sign his new deal until July 11, so the Celtics had no official comment. But Bass’s agent, Tony Dutt, said his client is relieved. ‘You always love meeting [with teams as a free agent] and he’ll be out there at some point down the road,’ Dutt said. ‘He’s relatively young, he’s got basketball left. This is something he really wanted.’ [...] ‘I didn’t want to keep jumping around teams,’ said Bass. ‘I feel like I’m a good enough player to just stick with one team. All of those things were factors in me staying. I want to stay put. I want to finish my career as a Celtic. It’s a great team and an organization that’s all about winning. And that’s all I’m about.’ [...] Bass averaged 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, both career highs, this past season in 59 games, 39 as a starter. Because of his work ethic, Bass blended well with Kevin Garnett, who was moved to center after the All-Star break. Bass enjoyed his best performance as a Celtic in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the 76ers, scoring 27 points, 18 in the third quarter, in a 101-85 victory. He had limited chances in the conference finals against the Heat, but shot 50 percent in the series and scored 16 points in the Game 7 loss.”

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  • Bostonballer

    Another piece…..yes

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    The heat will not repeat!!!!! Go Boston!!!!!!!

  • Heals

    As soon as Jeff’s deal goes public C’s fans can finally exhale. Pleasantly surprised that 5 years into this venture Bos is still a title contender, front runner no, but contender certainly…

  • LA Huey

    No current rivalry beat BOS-MIA in the NBA. I want Shuttlesworth to go to Miami just to add more bad blood. Most of all, just want both teams to be relatively healthy when they meet in the playoffs.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Cosign Huey I also think Bulls/MIA is right up there. With Green though Boston has someone youthful who can guard the more athletic wing players in the conference(Melo & Bron in particular)

  • Basketball_iQ

    Ray is making me impatient. If he doesnt sign I would like an athletic wing who slashes more than he shoots 3′s(Ray’s problem).

  • joshuasymons

    Im a Heat Fan if Ray Ray goes to Miami. i think Boston should Sign Grant Hill

  • Shifty

    I said ealier in the year that I was unsure how our Boston team would look by next but at the moment I can say it’s looking good, did not think Jason Terry would be on the team but glad we are keeping bass, if Green comes on board too then we will have a good bench supposedly if green and terry come off the bench with the draft picks we made that could be a good second unit. I have more optimism by the day that we can compete for a title. But yeah a little dissapointed in Ray, thought by now what is it his 16th season? that he would be caring more about winning then money and a starting role, though I think he should get starting role on our boston team should he re-sign he def wont be getting a starting role in Miami. Good pickup for Boaston though, wonder how much he is going to be getting though?