When I've first heard the news that we've traded Big Baby Davis for Brandon Bass, I couldn't hide my joy. I thought that was a no brainer; you get a professional, consistent guy for a, well, big baby. Last year, he proved that he was the kind of guy that the team needed: someone to stretch the floor with a consistent mid-range shot thread and occasionally hustle for the rebounds. His debut was impressive with 20 points and 11 rebounds against the Knicks, and he followed that up with seven double-doubles, 5 20+ point games and 19 games where he'd grab 20%+ of the defensive rebounds available. Despite his disappearance come playoff time except for a couple of big games against the Sixers and the Heat, the Celtics were happy to sign him to a new contract.
Bass started this season with another impressive double-double against the Heat, and this led the majority of us to think that he'd repeat his impressive regular season stint. Alas, things did not turn out...