Bass appears to be drawing considerable interest on the open market. Bass' agent, Tony Dutt, told the Boston Herald that his client received calls from six teams in addition to the Celtics, meaning the forward's price tag is on a sharp climb.
Bass, who averaged 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 games last season, could end up being too rich for Boston's blood, especially with the C's still looking to re-sign the likes of Ray Allen and Jeff Green. Dutt isn't completely closing the door on a return, though, noting the Celtics' desire to bring him back.
"We had a great conversation and we'll continue to talk," Dutt reportedly said of his dialogue with the Celtics. "Everything was very positive. We understand that they care about him, but we have to look at all of our options. It's our job to look at everything and make good decisions."
Bass reportedly could become a sign-and-trade candidate if the Celtics are unable to retain him.