Brandon Bass is returning to the Celtics according to Steve Bulpett of the Herald. It’s a 3-year contract and we’ll update you with terms of the deal as soon as we know them.
Unless the dollar figure on the contract is massive, this is good news for the Celtics as it returns a key frontline contributor from last season. Bass proved a welcome change for a Boston team that had grown weary of the consistent drama and spotty outside shooting associated with Glen Davis in years previous. The low-key Bass meshed well with his teammates and coaching staff and returns to Boston in the prime of his career.
There are defensive limitations with Bass but with a year under his belt, he should better understand the Celtics’ schemes. His return also keeps intact the devastating Rondo-Bradley-Pierce-Bass-Garnett unit that chewed up teams all over the league after the all-star break last season.
It’s not yet a deep Celtics team but with Bass in the fold, it’s another step closer. Ray Allen and Jeff Green are Boston’s next two targets, with perhaps an additional big and wing to follow after those pieces are in place.
More later on today…