2. BRANDON BASS, BOSTON
Kevin Garnett‘s return to Boston was the biggest story of the offseason for the Celtics, even with Ray Allen departing for Miami. Bass was one of the C’s top priorities, though, being locked down early in free agency with an agreement to re-sign for three years. His 12.5 points per game should increase next season after the team became comfortable with him as a replacement for Jeff Green’s role. Once you get in and show you belong with Boston’s veteran-laden team, Doc Rivers has proven he’ll expand your role (Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo as a few in the last two years). Bass is undersized if he plays four and not the fastest at the three, but he can score in bunches when needed.