Season stats: 7.7 points, 5.0 rebounds (26.1 minutes per game)
Chances Rivers was referring to him: High
Case for trading: Bass had no points against the Pistons Sunday night and played just 10 minutes in a starting role. He’s been wildly inconsistent this season after earning a three-year contract from the Celtics in the offseason that pays him about $6 million annually. The Celtics have shown they’re a better team—and a much better rebounding team—with rookie Jared Sullinger on the floor.
Case for keeping: Bass and Kevin Garnett were essentially Boston’s only big men as the team made it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Bass was actually underrated in a starting role, and he has a chance to put together another good stretch of games. His mid-range jump shot is a weapon.