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Lakers Sign Brandon Bass

5:17pm: The Lakers have officially announced the signing.

THURSDAY, 9:38am: The Lakers have yet to make an official announcement, but the contract has been finalized, a source tells Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (on Twitter).

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Courtesy of USA Today Sports ImagesTHURSDAY, 9:38am: The team hasn’t made an official announcement, but the contract has been finalized, a source tells Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (Twitter link).

SUNDAY, 6:33pm: The Lakers will sign free agent forward Brandon Bass, tweets Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears, who cites a source. Spears, in a full story, reports that the deal is a work in progress because, according to a source, it is pending other moves. The Lakers, in a press release, have acknowledged they have engaged in negotiations with Bass.

Bass averaged 10.6 PPG and 4.9 RPG per game last season with the Celtics. Bass’ agent, Tony Dutt, previously discussed how much Bass loved Boston and said there was mutual interest in a return. Since the Celtics are set to sign Amir Johnson and re-sign Jonas Jerebko, Boston has depth at the power forward position. 

The Lakers either have $2.8MM for Bass, at the room exception, or they are clearing some cap with other moves, tweets Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. It’s already been a very busy 24 hours or so for the Lakers, who are set to acquire Roy Hibbert, and are set to sign Lou Williams.

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4 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Brandon Bass

  1. daren

    Oh, how exciting this must be for Kobe…to get a slightly younger version of Carlos Boozer to pair with the Ghost of Roy HIbberts past, a couple of rookies and sweet Lou Williams. That’ll be an exciting run toward the 11 seed in the West.

    • Will Joseph

      ha, I like the snark. but, really, who knows if it will work, but at the very least they are set to have a decent mix of youth and experience. had to recover from the free agent misses, too.

      • sharkytowers

        I agree. It was honestly a pretty good recovery from what was looking like a very disappointing FA period. The Lakers still won’t compete for the playoffs, but they can see what they have with the youth with some good vets and a decent product on the floor.

  2. Bassomatic

    Many thanks to Brandon Bass for his contributions as a Cetic. Class act, and never tempted to shoot the three. I’m all about the Bass, no treble.

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