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C's Bass shaping up as elite defender

Updated: November 7, 2013, 7:35 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In his role as Secretary of Defense for these new-look Boston Celtics, Avery Bradley needed just one training-camp practice before proclaiming that Brandon Bass would be the team's defensive quarterback and the player tasked with the impossible chore of replacing Kevin Garnett on the back line.

Most scoffed. Bass had put up some solid defensive numbers while paired with Garnett in Boston's starting frontcourt the past two seasons, but, without Garnett, most figured Bass ...

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