Two decisions on relatively major player options have been reported in the last two days, and both of them come from the Atlantic Division. Yesterday, we heard that Gerald Wallace will decline his $9.5MM option with the Nets, and today we heard Brandon Bass will turn down his $4.25MM option with the Celtics. Let's round up the latest on Wallace, Bass, and a few other items out of the Atlantic….
- Wallace's decision only gives the Nets more options this summer, and doesn't necessarily make a bad trade worse, opines Zach Lowe of SI.com.
- Bass' agent told Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com that his client turned down more lucrative offers to sign with the Magic in 2009 because he liked the situation. There's a possibility that could happen again with the Celtics, as long as Bass receives reasonably fair value.
- If the Sixers' aggressiveness in finding Rod Thorn's replacement carries over to basketball decisions, expect Elton Brand to be amnestied and Andre Iguodala to be traded, writes Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald runs through the entire Celtics' roster and looks at what each player's future holds.