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

by July 06, 2012

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.”