The Boston Celtics are at the center of trade rumors again.
For the longest time, it was Rajon Rondo but the Celtics may have worn out his trade value.
Then there was Jeff Green and now it’s Brandon Bass.
The power forward is seen as a possible contributor to a contender-which seems to be the general verdict for the Celtics players-they are inadequate for major roles for their team but they can be good role players for stronger teams.
Brandon Bass would be a good fit for the Los Angeles Clippers as the solid backup to Blake Griffin or even the Cleveland Cavaliers spelling Kevin Love.
Those two are probably the best power forwards and the quality of the team dips when they need to be rested.
Bass can solve that quandary.
Rajon Rondo, the erstwhile king of the trade rumors has nothing but good words for his teammate.
From the Boston Herald : “If there’s a team competing for a championship and they could steal him, that’d be big.
He’s one of the best mid-range shooters in the league.” But it’s not just talent.
Bass is also a top notch locker room presence.
“He’s a professional.
That’s why he’s here.
That’s why he’s getting paid the big bucks.
He does what it takes to stay at this level, and he’s playing at a high level.
Regardless of whether he’s starting or coming off the bench – you know, there are nights where he may play 30 (minutes) or play 10 – he’s consistent.
He’s always been really consistent and ready to go.” The ball is now in Danny Ainge’s court.
He has enough trade assets and draft picks but he can still flip these players for more.
The common trend is that he will fleece his roster in favor of a contender for future trade assets.
But when will they get a star? How long will they keep rebuilding if Rondo leaves?