Brandon Bass has played very well for the Celtics this year (and in years past). He's a good, solid basketball player that makes his team better. He doesn't cause problems on the court and he's been very durable. In short, he's the anti-Bynum.

He's also the kind of guy that just might be worth something to another team. He's also in his prime as a player and may not be by the time the Celtics are really good again. He also plays the same position as Jared Sullinger and (in theory) Kelly Olynyk.

So to me, it makes logical sense to see what you can get for him. Not in a salary dumping move so much as in a trade for something in return.