Bass Will Opt Out Of His Option, Become Free Agent

Expect Doc to play into Brandon's decision (in a good way).

Though some had hoped to see Brandon Bass pick up his one year, $4M option, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that he chose to become a free agent.

After playing a pivotal role in the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference finals, Brandon Bass has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.

His agent, Tony Dutt, said Bass would like to return to the Celtics but also wants the option of exploring the free agent market. Bass averaged a career-best 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 regular-season games.

Obviously the Celtics would love to have him back but like every free agent, they'll have to weigh the pros and cons of signing him vs. other free agents. The bet here is that he's a better option than anyone else on the market and he'll be back in Boston regardless of what Kevin Garnett chooses, but we'll see.

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