“I didn’t think I was going to be the same player”, Williams told reporters in April after winning the sixth-man award.
Bass, a 6-foot-8, 30-year-old power forward averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds a game for the Boston Celtics last season.
Brandon Bass #30 reportedly agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers have had a pretty solid last two days to calm the waters after numerous Lakers faithful went clamoring for the heads of the front office. If not, Williams is still a great option for the second unit and can provide valuable minutes and much needed scoring to a team that desperately needs some sort of consistency in that area.
One thing that Lakers fans might want to watch out for are games where the team struggles to hit shots.
After being spurned by LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan, the franchise must continue a traditional rebuild.
With Los Angeles, Williams joins a guard rotation that includes Kobe Bryant, top draft pick D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young. As reported by Yahoo Sports, terms of the deal are still pending as the team is in the midst of making other deals, most notably a trade involving Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
The Lakers had visions of Young fulfilling a role Williams excelled in last season. The Lakers have been smart this offseason and have made some good deals. Despite Hibbert having lost a step from his two All-Star seasons, he is still a big upgrade defensively than any big the Lakers had previous year.
The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre.
It took about 25 hours from the original leak of Hibbert’s trade to news of Bass agreeing to sign with LA.
The return of Bass, an unrestricted free agent, seemed more and more unlikely as this past season came to an end.
Despite the large figure, plenty of teams around the Association figure to have an interest in Young.