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Re-Visiting Brandon Bass: He Has Lived Up to Expectations
This is the third article I have written about Brandon Bass since the offseason. I think in due time you'll see why.
First, I wrote about the possibility of Brandon Bass being relevant in standard leagues. At that time, Brandon Bass was due to split time with Ryan Anderson in Orlando.
Things would change significantly before the season started, and as soon as Brandon Bass was dealt for Glen "Don't Call me Big Baby" Davis, I wrote of the implications for both Bass and Davis.
Well, in Boston things have worked out for Brandon Bass quite nicely. Bass has posted 14.7 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, while also blocking one shot per night on average. It's early, but it's encouraging because I have always thought Bass had All-Star potential, and that is why I continue to follow his career closely.
Don't be surprised if you see me follow up with at least one more Brandon Bass piece before the season is up. I will be writing a lot, and I like to champion my successful predictions, and Bass' success is definitely atop that list.
All bragging aside, Bass promises to be a significant feature in the Celtics rotation. In the first three games he has seen 27, 32, and 24 minutes. I think he will frequently see between 28 and 30 a game, and that works out to a 28 minute average as it is. Bass is going to be Boston's best scorer off the bench, and at times, he will probably start, because I can't imagine Doc Rivers wanting to really wear Kevin Garnett out in the regular season. Maybe I am wrong, but if I'm not that means Bass will have some starts along the way in this 66 game season.
I'm not sure that is really relevant. Bass is going to get significant minutes either way.
And another great thing about Bass? He's center eligible. Because he plays spot minutes at center, he was rewarded center eligibility in Yahoo! Fantasy leagues. Bass is only 6'8" and barely resembles a center, but a lot of power forwards like he and DeJuan Blair, who are small power forwards playing spot minutes at center, gain center eligibility.
I am digressing, for sure. Bass' eligibility at center is a great boon, but his value is in his solid rebounding, good percentages and scoring, and his solid shot blocking (I think he can average 1 block per game this year). Bass has yet to attempt a three. He did say he added that to his repertoire, but that doesn't mean we'll see it.
All of that aside, we are still looking at a Prize Bass, as I said in the first article…
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