Danny Ainge says Brandon Bass may be with Celtics 'next year and the year after that as well'

Via A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge recently said:

Right now, Brandon is with us and Brandon may be with us next year and the year after that as well. 
What I like about Brandon, he just … he's never satisfied with his role. He goes about his job the same, every day. He's a rare guy in that he's getting better. I think he’s better right now than he's ever been in his career. And I think his upside is still ahead of him.

Bass is a free agent at season's end, so Ainge is implying that not only is he considering not trading the power forward, he may even re-sign him to a new contract.  What does this actually mean?


Of course Ainge says this.  If you're trying to trade a guy you obviously want to convince other teams that A) you don't need to move him, and B) he's awesome.  All part of the game...

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