Brandon Bass vs. Marcin Gortat: Tale of the Tape

aSenior Analyst IJuly 12, 2009

DALLAS - JANUARY 28:  Brandon Bass #32 of the Dallas Mavericks during play against the Golden State Warriors on January 28, 2008 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When Marcin Gortat signed an offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks one week ago, nobody knew how the Orlando Magic would react.

Would they match the offer? Would they replace him? Going with the latter, Magic General Manager Otis Smith signed Brandon Bass on Friday.

Assuming the Magic do not match Dallas’ offer for Gortat, let’s take a look at the tale of the tape between the reserve big men who essentially swapped places this offseason.


Brandon Bass                                                                                         Marcin Gortat

24-years old                                    AGE                                                 25-years old

Baton Rouge, Louisiana                   HOMETOWN                                 Łódź, Poland 

6’8"                                                 HEIGHT                                          7’0"

8’10.5"                                            STANDING REACH                      9’2"

250 pounds                                     WEIGHT                                          240 pounds

Four                                                YEARS PRO                                    Two

Four years, $18 million                    CONTRACT                                     Five years, $34 million

Power Forward                               POSITION                                        Center

8.5 pts, 4.5 rebs                              STATS                                               3.8 pts, 4.5 rebs

19.4 per game                                 MINUTES                                         12.6 per game