Brandon Bass, Celtics forward
So long Big Baby, hello Brandon Bass.
The two former LSU stars changed uniforms when the Celtics acquired Bass from the Orlando Magic in December 2011 in exchange for Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Von Wafer. In his first regular season game with the Celtics, Bass, who earned $4.25 million last season, scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a loss to the New York Knicks on Christmas Day.
The 6-foot-8 power forward played a major role in the Celtics’ run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season and averaged career-bests with 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds logging 31.7 minutes a game in his first season with the Celtics. On May 21, Bass tallied a career playoff high 27 points to lead the Celtics to a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers.
In July, the 27-year-old Bass re-signed with the Celtics in a 3-year, $20 million deal. He is averaging 8.7 points per game this season.