I don't see how Bass is tradeable. We have three rotation big men right now -- trading one of them for another is a lateral move.
1. We have Green, Sullinger, KG, Wilcox (on his return) who can all play PF
2. His salary is reasonable enough to keep him desirable, yet high enough to allow us to get a reasonable player back
3. He's been arguably the worst player on our team over the course of this season. At 26 years old he's unlikely to have lost all his skill in the space of one season, so many teams may want to take a chance in the hope a change of scenery and bigger role brings back the Bass from last season - I legitiately think the emergence of Sullinger has hurt his confidence (along with him being move to the bench at times) so his situation here may not be the best one for him.
Obviously he's no superstar and he won't bring us back a Paul Millsap or a Marcin Gortat, but he might bring us a solid second tier center who can give us solid production behind KG for 20 mins a night.
Personally I think that Wilcox (once he returns) and Collins have done a pretty solid job of holding down the backup center position do I don't think we really NEED a trade to be honest.
Still, Bass has gone downhill big time and as Sully's minutes increase I get the feeling Bass' prouction will continue to drop the the point of invisible.
$4M-$5M a year is a lot of money for a 6'7" PF who's mediocre defensively, one dimensional offensively, a mediocre rebounder, and only on the court for 15 minutes a night.
It would not surprise me in the least to see any combination of Bass/Terry/Barbosa/Collins/Picks sent out in an attempt to get us back a capable big man
1. Sure, we have all those guys who _could_ play PF. Except in the numbers game half of them play something else, KG is the starting center, Green is the backup SF (and his ability to play PF effectively is situational anyhow), and Wilcox is more or less worthless unless you're finding him for wide open shots.
2. This is true. You can also say that for a handful of other players on the team (Lee, Terry, Rondo, Sullinger).
3. This is hilarious. Mostly because it's false. He's been up and down, and definitely worse than he's been the past couple of years -- but Lee, Terry, Bass and Green have all had stretches in which they've played considerably worse than him.
Also, he's not 26, he's not 6'7, and he's not making $4 million per year.
And I won't be talking about any sort of "Sullinger emergency" until he stops being a threat to foul out in 20 minutes.