Lost in all this Bass vs. Sullinger “who should the starter” be talk is the fact that Brandon Bass through this entire thing has been a total pro about everything. How many established veterans would be cool with (or at least appear to be cool with) a rookie coming in and making a play for your starting spot?
But Bass is one of the select few who has barely said a peep about it. Today after practice, he continued to do and say all the right things.
“I’m confident in my work ethic — that when my name is called, I’ll be ready,” said Bass. “You’ve got to take care of what you can take care of, and that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to continue to work hard and do what I do. That’s what got me here, and that’s how I’m going to continue to grow as a player.
It helps, of course, that he was practicing with the starters. Regular readers know I’ve advocated for Bass as a starter. I think he makes the starters a better defensive unit, and no offense to Sullinger, but I just