Sully's defense at this point is already better than Bass at any point as a Celtic. Bass has been a poor defensive player as long as he's been here.Yeah. No. He was a very good defensive player last year. And he doesn't foul like there's no tomorrow, either.
Yeah, statistically Bass was an amazing defender last year. Bass ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of points allowed per possession. He ranked 14th in isolation situations, 7th on post-ups, and 2nd covering the pick-and-roll man.
Again, that's due in part to the "KG factor", but Bass was playing legitimately good defense. There's a reason that Doc was asking Bass to defend Lebron in the playoffs, as futile as that seemed.