Eastern Notes: Wright, Bass, Sixers

The Greek League team Panathinaikos is considering signing Bucks forward Chris Wright to a deal, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports (Twitter link). Wright is currently in training camp with Milwaukee on a non-guaranteed deal after averaging 6.0 PPG and 2.5 RPG in eight appearances last season for the franchise. The Bucks would have to release Wright before he could sign any arrangement.

Here’s more from the east:

  • Brandon Bass is one of the senior members of the Celtics, but this doesn’t guarantee him a spot in Boston’s rotation, Brian Robb of Boston.com writes. “Every year I come into the season, I’m always in some kind of a situation,” Bass said. “I can’t really focus on those situations or I wouldn’t be motivated. For me, I kind of just simplify things for myself and I hope the other guys do the same.”
  • Robb also points out that in light of the way Boston’s roster is constructed, GM Danny Ainge exploring trade possibilities for Bass makes sense. The forward is in the final season of his deal and isn’t likely to be re-signed next summer, so it would be wise for Ainge to try and flip Bass for an asset instead of allowing him to leave and receiving nothing in return, Robb opines.
  • The Sixers are looking at the long term when it comes to rebuilding the franchise and this season looks to be another campaign in futility that the front office hopes will pay dividends in the seasons to come. Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio predicts another dead last finish and lottery appearance for Philadelphia in his season preview of the team.

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