Why anyone would want to trade Bass, who is a reasonable player on a reasonable contract -- even given his current slump -- is beyond me.
This was on ESPN Insider today. They mention Brandon Bass, but I honestly have no idea what we would be able to ask for. Picks or possibly as a facilitator for a 3 team trade?
In my "Trade Chips" piece at ESPN Insider today, I mentioned the Rockets as a team that could be on the market for a veteran forward.
The presence of Jeremy Lin and James Harden has the Rockets set up well in the backcourt for years to come, but players like Brandon Bass and Amir Johnson could help take some pressure off of Patrick Patterson at the four.
How likely is it that Houston is active before the trade deadline? Will they be looking to deal? Here's Chad Ford with more.
Considering that him and Sully don't mix well, if you can find someone who's a better fit, then I don't see the problem.
I personally like Wilcox over him anyways, so to me he's the big to trade if the team is pressed for a center.
There are two possibilities in my scenario... find a legit center who'll serve you well for a couple of years, the second is a center who can give you good minutes this year, but is an expiring contract, which will guaranteed you full mid-level next year.
So I can see plenty of reasons why Bass is the player to trade to upgrade the roster.
My preference is still to find someone in the market without having to trade, but if I have to decide on who to trade over our current bigs who are rotation players to trade, it would be Bass.
If we can somehow discover how to use Bass and Sully together effectively, then I would reconsider, but I don't see it happening personally.