In a familiar plot, another one of Doc Rivers’ former players has reunited with his old coach as Brandon Bass keeps his Los Angeles address but switches loyalty from the Lakers to the Clippers.
Bass joins Paul Pierce and Glen Davis, among others, as other former wards of Rivers who followed him in Los Angeles.
Shams Charania of The Vertical broke the news on Twitter.
Lakers free agent Brandon Bass has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 17, 2016
The former Lakers big man played a couple of years under Rivers during their Boston Celtics days. In their first year together back in 2011-2012, Bass averaged career highs in points and rebounds, among others, with 12.5 and 6.2 per night, respectively.
Brandon Bass’ entry to the Clippers’ fold provides the team an insurance of sorts in case the rumored trade involving Blake Griffin goes down. Otherwise, they still got themselves a very good backup at the power forward spot.
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