Report: Brandon Bass agrees to deal with Chinese team
With the lack of playing opportunities in the NBA, a lot of players have taken their talents overseas, which they often use as a proving ground to make a possible return to the league. For many years, Europe has been the most popular landing spot for them, but China has also emerged as a destination where they can get lucrative contracts.
Veteran forward Brandon Bass is the latest to take his act to the CBA, as he recently agreed to a $2 million deal with the Liaoning Leopards, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.
Source: Brandon Bass is leaving the NBA to sign a $2 million deal in China with the Liaoning Leopards.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 17, 2017
The 32-year-old LSU product played for the L.A. Clippers last season, where he appeared in 52 games coming off the bench. He is a 12-year NBA veteran and has been part of six franchises over that span. Bass owns career averages of 8.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game.
If he can take full advantage of the opportunity he has in China and once again play at a high level, it won’t be surprising if he’ll generate some interest from NBA teams, which could lead to a possible comeback for him.