Celtics power forward Brandon Bass is the kind of complementary piece most NBA playoff teams should want to add to their roster. He's in the prime of his career at age 29 and has been a consistent contributor while starting for Boston over the last three seasons, averaging around 12 points and five rebounds per game over that time span.
Unfortunately for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, his team is not close to being a playoff contender right now. Instead, the Celtics are primed to begin the second year of a rebuild that features a logjam at the power forward position with youngsters like Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger battling Bass for playing time.
Bass is scheduled to earn $6.9 million in the final year of his contract next season. That salary, combined with the team's commitment to developing their youngsters for the future, indicate that Bass' days in Boston may be numbered. Zach Lowe of Grantland reported last week that the team has "tried like hell" to move the veteran power forward, but they have failed to find value in a trade thus far.
With that in mind, let's take a look around the league to find some potential landing spots and trading packages for the versatile forward.
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