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Bass returns to Celtics on 3-year deal

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  July 5, 2012 04:10 PM

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The Celtics have agreed to a contract extension for Brandon Bass, according to his agent, Tony Dutt, who would only said it was a "multiyear" deal. It is believed to be a three-year deal.

Bass turned in a sparkling first season for the Celtics after being acquired from the Orlando Magic for Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Von Wafer. Bass opted out of the final year and $4.25 million of his deal to become a free agent but the Celtics were focused on bringing him back.

Bass averaged 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, both career highs, last season in 59 games, 39 as the starting power forward.

"When you are as good as Boston's been, the key is to try to bring the show back," Dutt said. "It was a little give or take on every deal and every situation, so it's not like one or two guys are way overpaid. What Danny (Ainge, team president of basketball operations) is trying to do is fit everybody in at a fair number."

The Celtics are still seeking to sign Ray Allen, and his choices have come down to the Miami Heat and Celtics, according to an NBA source.

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