NBA Rumors: Brandon Bass Joins Clippers, Former Celtics Coach Doc Rivers

There’s just something about NBA players who are coached by Doc Rivers that ultimately draws them back to him someday.

Brandon Bass is the latest in a long line of Rivers’ former players to join him with the Los Angeles Clippers, as the Los Angeles Lakers’ free-agent forward reportedly spurned the San Antonio Spurs to join the other L.A. team, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The addition of Bass provides bench depth that the Clippers have sorely lacked for the past several seasons.

Bass’ perimeter defense, rebounding and mid-range shooting certainly will help the Clippers, who often are forced to play their starters a large amount of minutes due to a lack of any players Rivers trusts. Bass is a guy who fills that role for the Clippers coach and president of basketball operations.

The 31-year-old forward joins former Golden State Warriors big man Marreese Speights and Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton as key bench signings for L.A. this summer.

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