Celtics Re-Sign Brandon Bass
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have re-signed forward Brandon Bass. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Bringing Brandon back to the team was a top priority of ours after the season had ended,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “Brandon has improved as a player every year that he has been in the NBA and we believe that the best is yet to come from him.”
Bass, a 6’9” forward, averaged a career-high 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game during the 2011-12 season for the Celtics. The native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana started 39 of his 59 games this past season and recorded averages of 12.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in those 39 games. Bass tied a career-high with 13 rebounds against New Jersey on January 4 and also set a postseason career-high in points with 27 against Philadelphia during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In his career, Bass has averaged 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and has shot 49.3% from the field and 82.4% from the free throw line with stops in New Orleans, Dallas and Orlando before joining Boston prior to the start of the 2011-12 season.