Big-man Brandon Bass established himself as a formidable player, and he will now be taking that talent overseas. According to David Pick on Twitter, Bass has signed with a deal with the Liaonig Lions of the Chinese basketball league. The deal is for $2 million.
Source: Brandon Bass is leaving the NBA to sign a $2 million deal in China with the Liaoning Leopards.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 17, 2017
Bass, a 12-year veteran, most recently spent his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. He appeared in 52 games in the 2016-17 season with per-game averages of 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. He was a second-round draft pick by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005. Despite being bench piece for all of his career, Brandon Bass can certainly be categorized as a high-energy guy with playoff experience to boot. He averaged over ten points per game four out of five years from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, though few people will remember that.
The NBA has had a small exodus of players leaving for China in particular. Brandon Jennings, Donates Montiejunas, Terrance Jones, and Ty Lawson are just a few to have signed in China this offseason. Lawson and Montiejunas actually play on the same team, the Shandong Golden Stars. There is still a stigma with playing overseas, as Lawson vehemently denied he was playing in China until the news broke shortly after.