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Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Brandon Bass signs with Clippers

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The veteran forward will switch locker rooms in Staples Center next season.

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Brandon Bass agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, according to Shams Charania of the Vertical. Bass opted out of the second year of his two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he posted averages of 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game last season.

Those averages don’t tell the whole story for Bass, who was one of the most productive players for the Lakers at times. This is reflected by his net rating, as the Lakers were only outscored by 2.6 points per 100 possessions with Bass on the floor, no small feat on a team that was outscored by an average of 10.7 points over that same sample size.

Bass will provide veteran frontcourt help for the Clippers as power forward and small-ball center, and will likely be more effective in a smaller role for a playoff team.

All stats per NBA.com. You can follow this author on Twitter at @hmfaigen.