Could Bass price himself out of Boston?


Could Bass price himself out of Boston?

Brandon Bass doesn't have to think about a sign-and-trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo anymore, seeing as the Grizzlies didn't make Mayo a qualifying offer, which in turn makes him an unrestricted free agent.

But Bass is still looking to cash in, and being an unrestricted free agent himself coming off a career year, it shouldn't be hard. Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely offered a glimpse of the type of money Bass is looking for in his next contract, and it doesn't look like there's a whole lot of wiggle room for Danny Ainge and the Celtics.

"He wants to be north of four years, 25.7 million dollars," Blakely told CSNNE's Greg Dickerson on the Celtics Draft Show. "I was told that that would be a point of discussion starting point. And I don't know how much more Danny is going to go beyond that, but certainly he's looking to get a little bit more than Glen Davis got."

So, would you be willing to give Bass a deal in the range Blakely says he's looking for?

Drummond to Boston? Pistons big man's tweets fuel speculation

Drummond to Boston? Pistons big man's tweets fuel speculation

BOSTON -- Two of the NBA’s biggest names on the trade market, Serge Ibaka and DeMarcus Cousins, changed zip codes (Ibaka to Toronto from Orlando, Cousins to New Orleans from Sacramento) without the Celtics showing much interest in swinging a deal for either player.
Could it be because they had their sights set on Detroit’s Andre Drummond all along?
Pistons general manager/head coach Stan Van Gundy has made no secret about talking with lots of teams about his players leading up to the trade deadline, well aware that his team has been one of the league’s biggest underachievers.

Detroit (27-30) is eighth in the Eastern Conference, trailing first-place Cleveland by 13 games.
Drummond was reportedly offered to Sacramento as part of a deal for Cousins, so it should not come as a surprise that his name has found its way into the rumor mill.
Still, Drummond only added fuel to the rumor mill fire by re-tweeting the eyeball emojis posted by the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, something Thomas did shortly before Boston added Al Horford to the mix last summer.

And then Drummond followed that up by posting his own set of eyeball emojis on Tuesday, which adds to the speculative nature of a trade-deadline season that ends Thursday at 3 p.m.

Drummond, a former UConn standout, is an easy-going, fun-loving guy, so the emoji stuff isn’t all that out of character for him. But he also changed his Twitter profile picture to him waving goodbye. after removing Pistons information from his bio.

Is he pulling our leg, or giving a heads-up that the Celtics are close to pulling off a trade?
A league source tells that while no deal is imminent, Boston is a possible landing spot for Drummond if the Pistons are, in fact, planning on trading him. That, says the source,"is not a definite. [Van Gundy] knows he has to do something significant with that team, if not at the deadline [then] definitely this summer.

"So he’s looking to find out the value for all his guys, Drummond included.”