I think Bass is as good as gone to be honest. There are too many signs to ignore:You realize that we didn't have 12 men to put in uniform on this trip, and that we're down to three healthy big men not named Kevin Garnett, right?
1. Bass' drop from the starting lineup
2. Bass' drop in minutes (less than 20 today)
3. Recent signing of a seemingly redundant power forward
If you think this signing has anything to do with Brandon Bass, you're not paying attention to the full picture.
We have Garnett and Collins who can play center and Bass, Sullinger and Green who can play PF.
So we are pretty much fine at PF, but we could use another center until Wilcox returns.
Rather than call up Fab Melo (a player who's main talents are shot blocking, taking charges and being a legit 7-foot center) from the D league purely as insurance, we instead signed yet another
undersized 6'9" power forward who will probably get no playing time behind Green, Sullinger and Bass.
You can't make the argument that they signed him over Melo because they wanted a veteran because well...as far as I know this guy has never played an NBA game in his life.
So if Boston were so desperately in need of last resort insurance at the center spot, why waste a roster spot on a random PF from the D-League when you already have Fab Melo taking up a roster spot?
It makes no sense.
Collins is doing a perfectly fine job of backing up the center spot right now while KG is on the bench and he can handle that role just fine until Wilcox returns. We don't need a center to give us minutes, we only need one as a last resort backup in case (knock on wood) KG or Collins cannot play. There is no reason why Fab couldn't act as a 7-foot bench warmer and then come in for the occasional spot minute (like Hollins did last season) until Wilcox comes back, then they could send him back to the D-league again.
I'm telling you right now, if there is any trade happening it's going to involve Bass or Sullinger, and the only time it's going to be Sullinger is if nobody has an interest in Bass (which right now, I wouldn't blame them).