NBA Free Agency 2012: Celtics Forward Brandon Bass Opts Out Of Contract

After being eliminated in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it was already understood that the Boston Celtics would look different in the 2012-13 season. On Thursday, we received our first bit of solid information as to one thing that will change in the coming year.

A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports that forward Brandon Bass has opted out of his contract with the Celtics and will be hitting the free agent market this offseason. Bass states that he "would love to go back" to the Celtics, with whom he was set to make $4.25 million in 2012-13.

Now Bass will test the market to see whether he can improve his financial chances, either by going elsewhere, or by successfully convincing the Celtics to sign him to a more lucrative deal.

For more on NBA free agency and professional basketball in general, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub. For more on Bass and the Boston Celtics, head over to CelticsBlog.

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