Who would you rather have?
Player A: 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 51.5% shooting, 15.9 PER for two years, $8 million (player option on the second year)
Player B: 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 44.8% shooting, 12.8 PER for four years, $26 million
I thought you might say Player A. Meet Brandon Bass, the Boston Celtics’ new backup power forward/center. Player B, obviously, is Glen Davis.
I’m not sure what moved the Orlando Magic to trade Bass for a similar player with a worse contract, higher likelihood of turning into a blimp one of these offseasons, and considerably fewer rapping skills, but I’m not complaining.
After swinging and missing during his attempts to hit a home run, Ainge just roped a double to the gaps. Chris Paul didn’t pan out, but in the past two days, Ainge has essentially traded Glen Davis for Marquis Daniels, Keyon Dooling and Brandon Bass. This is exactly the type of offseason I intially hoped the Celtics would have.
Next, Ainge just has to deal with the elephant in the room: What to do with Jeff Green? As much as I like every move until now, Ainge’s decision on Green could change my entire outlook.