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Brandon Bass has offers from six teams besides Celtics

Jul 2, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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Brandon Bass proved to be a huge upgrade for Boston over Glen Davis last season. By bringing consistent, professional effort nightly for one reason. In the playoffs his midrange game and timely cuts to the basket were a perfect fit in the Celtics offense.

But as comes with success, the price of keeping the band together goes up.

Bass has drawn a lot of interest, reports the Boston Herald.

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.

“We had a great conversation and we’ll continue to talk,” said Dutt. “Everything was very positive. We understand that they care about him, but we have to look at all of our options. It’s our job to look at everything and make good decisions.”

The Celtics drafted Jared Sullinger, who could fill a similar role but lacks the experience of Bass — the rookie will not have the same production. But the Celtics can’t keep everyone and have their salary in check.

  1. ccshocktalk - Jul 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Brandon Bass, aka, the big man Orlando wishes they would have kept. Instead they have “Big Baby” and “Biggest Baby”.

  2. truthhurtstoo - Jul 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    the ole’ creakers continue to get passed by… 2008 is a distant memory

  3. 1historian - Jul 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    All in all it doesn’t seem a bad situation for the Celts. Danny boy can navigate his way through it. Don’t forget that they almost beat the Heat last season. Man for man I think the Celts and Ainge and Doc get the absolute most out of every player.

    • simonwelds - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      I agree the celts get the most out of their guys no question….. But the “almost” beating the heat is a horseshoe and Hand grenade argument… I guess the heat almost beat the Mavis too but ain’t nobody buying that either…

  4. passerby23 - Jul 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Would love to see a sign and trade including Bass and Green for Josh Smith, and then use the mid-level to sign another free agent wing/big. Bring back Pietrus. That’s asking a lot, but that would be ideal. Smith allows Boston to plug in a PF with more scoring and shot blocking ability than Bass and more athleticism the C’s could use.

  5. readysethike - Jul 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    In this situation i would not bet it all on a rookie…Bass is an essential role player in this system…I hope they resign him

  6. dysraw1 - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    no wonder the celts drafted a whole front line

  7. turdfurgerson68 - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Danny rooked the Magic wiith the Baby for Bass trade. If Bass is wise, he’d agree to a sign/trade to the Grizz with Mayo coming to Boston.

    Celtics don’t need him now that Jeff Green is going to return.

  8. kelvinmchale - Jul 2, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Where did you learn to write? Are you self taught?

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