The fifth-year man out of LSU had 28 DNPs in his first five months with the Orlando. But in March, Bass' luck began to change.
As his minutes increased, so did his production, as Bass averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and one block per game.
Bass gives the Magic another defensive presence down low, something the team has lacked with incumbent starter Rashard Lewis , whose deteriorating skills have caused his production to drop to just 14 points, two assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game in March.
Bass’ performance during Orlando's seven-game win-streak has cemented his spot in the Magic's lineup. Now it's just a question of how much longer Orlando can afford to keep him on the bench.