The C's need someone who can play center for the 20 minutes that KG sits and maintain a defensive presence while doing so. Lopez could do that, I think. Could Jason Smith? In two months, could Fab Melo?
If the C's traded Bass they would still need someone to play PF for the 10 minutes a night that Green or Sullinger aren't in the game. You know Sully will foul out after 30 and Green should be playing mostly at SF, not PF. Could you depend on Wilcox to cover that 8 to 10 minutes...and not go down with another injury? Hum, could the C's let KG play that extra 8 to 10 minutes at PF and up Lopez's minutes? Yeah, that would work.
If the C's traded Lee, who maintains the defensive pressure that he brings as Bradley's backup? Not Terry, that's for sure! I think Lee needs to stay unless a better SG is coming in on a trade.
Yeah, I like Robin Lopez and a small salary for Bass and a 1st. OTOH, I don't think NO would do it.