Brandon Bass to Opt Out of Contract

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GhostNugget
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IhatetheCeltics
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I always liked Bass, don't understood why he got flak from fans. He provided what you would expect from a guy making the vet min.

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
I always liked Bass, don't understood why he got flak from fans. He provided what you would expect from a guy making the vet min.

He didn't earn the vet min, he signed a 2 year $6.135 deal. The first year was at $3 million.

He was a decent player but he is not a 5, which the Lakers desperately need. At the 4 Randle is the clear starter and the upside of Nance means Bass is not needed.

The Lakers seem to have a knack of picking up good quality big men on the cheap, Davis and Hill most recently. I would expect the FO to save the money and bring in a cheaper option.

IhatetheCeltics
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My mistake, was under the impression he signed a minimum deal. But I wouldn't mind them bringing him back at the same price, especially if they decide to go a different way with a different coach. I don't know how much the traditional 5 really matters anymore. And what is really the difference between a cheaper guy at 1 million and paying him 3 million when they have around 60 million in cap space.

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Dude played his but off when he got in every game. I hope he lands on a contender at this stage of his career.

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Oh god i can already imagine kupchak giving him a big contract and then saying the lakers have been working hard and not to forget bass is a free agent and this is our free agent signing.

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lakers1992 wrote:
Oh god i can already imagine kupchak giving him a big contract and then saying the lakers have been working hard and not to forget bass is a free agent and this is our free agent signing.

LOL!!!!.....now that's funny....lol.

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lakers1992 wrote:
Oh god i can already imagine kupchak giving him a big contract and then saying the lakers have been working hard and not to forget bass is a free agent and this is our free agent signing.

If he's smart Bass will find a contender that fits his skill set and just leaves LA behind. The Lakers are WAY too far from being a contender and a good vet needs to be with a contender.

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
I always liked Bass, don't understood why he got flak from fans. He provided what you would expect from a guy making the vet min.

Yep , dudes are here were sh*tting on him the first few weeks. He had no roll and was being misused. The dude can play , but he's a back-up 4.

Smart move by him to opt out. I wouldn't pay him a ton but if he wants to come back with a little raise I would bring him back. But that might take away minutes for Nance.

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
I always liked Bass, don't understood why he got flak from fans. He provided what you would expect from a guy making the vet min.

I understand where you are coming from. However when you already have rookies (Randle/nance) needing developmental minutes and when there is a logjam at the pf postition, you don't compound the problem by adding one more. They did the same bs with Lou as well. There is no denying that Lou and bass are highly talented and gifted NBA players and the fact that they can be key/vital components on a contending team. However what are you trying to accomplish by signing them on a team which is in rebuilding mode? The timing of these signings was so wrong on so many different levels.

We already know that Scott gives priority to seniors/vets. If we had an "NBA worthy" front office they would have first up, conducted their due diligence and not hired this Buffoon..lol and secondly they would have realized his fascination for riding the vets and preferring to allocate minutes to them over the rooks. These 2 hirings were right up Byron Scott's alley....just tailor made for his (phantom) coaching philosophy and not the franchise's needs. And even then they just conjured up 17 wins......what the phak? Hahahaha.

OCLakerfan8
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I never had a problem with Bass and actually wanted him back but I can't say I blame him for wanting to get the hell out of Dodge. I think we are set with our PF rotation via Julius and Larry. Bass is too good to be an insurance policy for the PF spot. Hopefully the FO doesn't bring in Another PF and let Julius and Larry split the PT. Perhaps keep Kelly as an insurance/spot filler..

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
My mistake, was under the impression he signed a minimum deal. But I wouldn't mind them bringing him back at the same price, especially if they decide to go a different way with a different coach. I don't know how much the traditional 5 really matters anymore. And what is really the difference between a cheaper guy at 1 million and paying him 3 million when they have around 60 million in cap space.

Well you are not going any better production for the extra $2 million. For example, just how much of a difference is Bass over Black.

But that $2 million can make a huge difference. Realistically the Lakers are not going to spend $60 million this summer. They could (should) spend $50 m. The cap goes up approximately $18 million the following year, add the $10 mill they didn't spend this summer and the $2 million they saved, now they have $30 million, just enough for another max contract.

I'm not opposed to bringing him back, he is a great hard working vet but I just don't see the point. Nance needs the minutes. There is no excuse not to be playing Randle 30 mins a game minimum next season.

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userpete1037 wrote:
Dude played his but off when he got in every game. I hope he lands on a contender at this stage of his career.

I think that's what he is looking for. After this season with the Lakers I'm sure he started revaluating what he was wanting with the rest of his career lol.

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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
I understand where you are coming from. However when you already have rookies (Randle/nance) needing developmental minutes and when there is a logjam at the pf postition, you don't compound the problem by adding one more. They did the same bs with Lou as well. There is no denying that Lou and bass are highly talented and gifted NBA players and the fact that they can be key/vital components on a contending team. However what are you trying to accomplish by signing them on a team which is in rebuilding mode? The timing of these signings was so wrong on so many different levels.

We already know that Scott gives priority to seniors/vets. If we had an "NBA worthy" front office they would have first up, conducted their due diligence and not hired this Buffoon..lol and secondly they would have realized his fascination for riding the vets and preferring to allocate minutes to them over the rooks. These 2 hirings were right up Byron Scott's alley....just tailor made for his (phantom) coaching philosophy and not the franchise's needs. And even then they just conjured up 17 wins......what the phak? Hahahaha.

Exactly. Repped.

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OCLakerfan8 wrote:
I never had a problem with Bass and actually wanted him back but I can't say I blame him for wanting to get the hell out of Dodge. I think we are set with our PF rotation via Julius and Larry. Bass is too good to be an insurance policy for the PF spot. Hopefully the FO doesn't bring in Another PF and let Julius and Larry split the PT. Perhaps keep Kelly as an insurance/spot filler..

I think it's time to move on from Kelly, Sacre too. We know what they bring to the table, neither have showed little to no improvement. Time to give someone else an opportunity, shame Upshaw went an f'd up, a spot was all but guaranteed this year for him.

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Tempy wrote:
I think it's time to move on from Kelly, Sacre too. We know what they bring to the table, neither have showed little to no improvement. Time to give someone else an opportunity, shame Upshaw went an f'd up, a spot was all but guaranteed this year for him.

Agreed. Yet I wouldn't be surprised if the FO is going to keep them around in street clothes for the minimum. Everyone dreams of being Kobe and Jordan... but I think at this point I'd rather be Sacre and Kelly. Get paid nearly a million bucks a year without have the stress that goes along with being Kobe or Jordan. LOL.

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OCLakerfan8 wrote:
Agreed. Yet I wouldn't be surprised if the FO is going to keep them around in street clothes for the minimum. Everyone dreams of being Kobe and Jordan... but I think at this point I'd rather be Sacre and Kelly. Get paid nearly a million bucks a year without have the stress that goes along with being Kobe or Jordan. LOL.

I think anyone would do that for a $1 million.

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
I always liked Bass, don't understood why he got flak from fans. He provided what you would expect from a guy making the vet min.

He had a slow start. Haven't heard him get any slack in a while though.

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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
My mistake, was under the impression he signed a minimum deal. But I wouldn't mind them bringing him back at the same price, especially if they decide to go a different way with a different coach. I don't know how much the traditional 5 really matters anymore. And what is really the difference between a cheaper guy at 1 million and paying him 3 million when they have around 60 million in cap space.

$2 Million.


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