Bass is key to 2012 free-agent class

Free-agent class of 2012 is more than CP3, D12 and D-Will (PER Diem: Jan. 13, 2011)

Updated: January 13, 2011, 3:25 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Brandon BassFernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesBrandon Bass is still an excellent defender, but he has shown that he can do a lot more on the court.

NEW ORLEANS -- It's never too early to look ahead, and with that in mind it's time to look past Carmelo Anthony toward the next dominoes sitting on the table.