According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Celtics and Brandon Bass have agreed to a 3 year extension worth somewhere around $20 million.
This is a big signing. The Celtics got Bass relatively cheap, and he is possibly our starting power forward if Kevin Garnett plays center next season. Bass was a huge contributor all season, and had some great games for Boston in the playoffs.
With the 3 year deal, they secured themselves a young power forward for now and later on in the future. Considering last year was cut short due the lockout, Bass could be even better this year since they have training camp and the time over in Turkey and Milan. At times last year, Bass wouldn’t be ready for Rondo’s passes, but with a full year under his belt their communication should be improved from last season.
Jeff Green Next?
According to multiple sources, Jeff Green is next in line to be getting an extension from the Boston Celtics. Reports say that this contract maybe worth $40 million over a 4 year span. Personally I think that is too much, but the team is in need of a backup small forward, and Green was the best option out there during this year’s free agency.
With these two signings the Celtics will still have some money to spend and have a few roster spots open. So far this offseason has been successful, and the roster hasn’t even been completed yet.
Unlike in the years from 2009-2011, the Celtics are surrounding the Big 3 with younger, talented players to help relieve the pressure off the starters, and possibly will be taking the places of them when they retire.
Danny Ainge has something in the works though. He signs Jason Terry for 3 years, Kevin Garnett for 3 years, and Brandon Bass for 3 years. It just makes you wonder whether he has a 3 year plan, or if this doesn’t pan out, he has tradable contracts that he could use.
Now its all up to Ray Allen, whose chances of returning probably aren’t good after reports saying that he is staying in Miami tonight to have further contract discussions tomorrow with the Heat. After hearing this, the Jason Terry signing looks even better.