Brandon Bass’ Defense Turning Heads?
But if this team (Boston Celtics) is going to develop some defensive cohesion, (Kevin) Garnett’s communication skills have to be re-created. That’s where (Brandon) Bass’ emergence as a defensive traffic cop last year comes in.
“Brandon Bass helps out a lot on defense, and he’s a great defender, believe it or not,” said the Celtics’ best defender, Avery Bradley. “He helps everybody out. He’s the vet with the bigs, and he’s been talking them through everything. I feel like we can be a great defensive team if we all talk and help each other out.Brandon will continue to talk to everybody and make sure we’re all on the same page.”
The role has been a surprising fit for Bass, normally one of the quieter Celtics. But his defensive growth last season appeared to be tied to his vocal cords.