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#30 Brandon Bass
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  • Last played with L.A. Clippers (2017)
  • PF
  • 6'8" / 250lbs
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  • 04/30/1985
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  • 33rd pick, 2005
  • Louisiana State
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DateLeagueTransaction
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 33rd overall by New Orleans.
24th August, 2005NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with New Orleans. Included team option for 2006/07.
24th March, 2006D-LeagueAssigned by New Orleans to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
29th March, 2006D-LeagueRecalled by New Orleans from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
13th June, 2006NBANew Orleans exercised 2006/07 team option.
26th July, 2007NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
11th July, 2009NBASigned a four year, $16 million contract with Orlando. Included player option for 2012/13.
12th December, 2011NBATraded by Orlando to Boston in exchange for a signed-and-traded Glen Davis and a signed-and-traded Von Wafer.
15th June, 2012NBADeclined 2012/13 player option.
14th July, 2012NBARe-signed by Boston to a three year, $19.35 million contract.
9th July, 2015NBASigned a two year, $6.135 million contract with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2016/17.
20th April, 2016NBADeclined 2016/17 player option.
19th July, 2016NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
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2003 - 2005LSU (NCAA)
July 2005New Orleans Hornets (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2007New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA)
July 2007Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2007 - June 2009Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2009 - December 2011Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2015Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017L.A. Clippers (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Brandon Bass
PF, 6’8, 250lbs, 32 years old, 12 years of experience

Always a bit superfluous with Speights on board, Bass had a mixed year. As always, he got shots up when he was in the game; mid-range twos, some drives, some pick-and-rolls, the occasional big dunk. His offensive rating of 125, his PER of 19.7 and his true shooting percentage of .650% speak to his effectiveness there. But in the concept of the team at large, Bass was an awkward fit. He lacked the floor spacing of Speights, defended the rim no better than he did, is exposable on perimeter defence and rebounds poorly on both ends. Hustle and shot-making gives him some value, and he has rotation talent, but as his age creeps up and the NBA evolves away from players of his type, he should only be brought back if he is cheap.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary. Would retain for the minimum, but this is unlikely, and Brice Johnson should receive the minutes instead.

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