Target: Brandon Bass
For all the issues Charlotte has had on the court this season, its lack of rebounding has been overlooked.
If it wasn't for Al Jefferson, the Bobcats would be in even deeper trouble than they already are. Jefferson is averaging 10.6 rebounds this year, currently twice as many as anyone else on the roster.
It goes without saying that the big man could use some serious help.
Playing so many minutes alongside Josh McRoberts and Cody Zeller is doing Jefferson no favors. Being the only decent big man on the roster makes the recent torrid stretch Jefferson has put together even more remarkable.
Just think of how much immediate help another big body would provide. Brandon Bass is more than capable of providing some offense and pulling some attention off of Jefferson. He is also an active guy who loves to get after it on the defensive end and on the boards.
The Boston Celtics' entire season has been a dumpster fire. There is no way that anyone on that roster is off limits. Young guys like Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk have shown some bright signs for the future, though. Cashing in on a veteran trade chip before the deadline is most definitely on their radar, as we already saw with the Courtney Lee trade.
Bass has a similar build and skill set to Paul Millsap, Jefferson's front-line running mate for years out in Utah. Zeller and McRoberts are simply not getting it done, and Bismack Biyombo appears to have regressed. Bass could provide a strong paint presence that Charlotte has been lacking.