2016 Player Capsule: Brandon Bass

By the Numbers
0: Starts made by Brandon Bass. Despite primarily being a starter for the past five seasons, the 11-year veteran came off the bench in every appearance with the Lakers.
9.3: Points averaged in March. Bass’ highest-scoring month also featured six straight games in double figures.
86: Dunks thrown down by Bass, which were 26 more than any other Laker.

Season Summary
Efficiency was Bass’ game in his first year with the purple and gold, as he led the team with a career-high 54.9 field goal percentage. He was also more effective with more minutes, ballooning that clip to 59.4 post-All-Star Break. On the other end, Bass served as one of Los Angeles’ more capable defenders, also proving versatile by playing center in some small-ball lineups, including toward the end of certain games.

In His Own Words
“For the start of the season, I had a vision of what I thought it was going to be for me when I got here. So the first month or two, I pressed crazily. That’s why I think I played so poorly. But as I adjusted to everything, I played better. I got a little more comfortable. I embraced the challenge that was at hand. That’s why I think I finished pretty strong.”

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