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    Celtics 20-21 Roster Construction

    The money obviously mattered a lot, because he could have returned home to Indiana for the same $$$ as Boston, but chose not to.
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    Celtics 20-21 Roster Construction

    There absolutely is huge benefit for the Celtics getting a TPE for Hayward, which would be far, far more valuable to them then a future 2nd round pick. If they get a TPE for Hayward's full salary (~$30M), they would have several options: 1.) Use some of it to acquire a player at the trade...
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    Celtics 20-21 Roster Construction

    Exceptions are not counted towards the luxury tax until they are used.
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    Celtics 20-21 Roster Construction

    There is one line the Celtics do not want to cross, and that is the luxury tax line. There is a 2nd line the team cannot cross, and that is the apron that is roughly $6M above the luxury tax line. They cannot cross the apron because they used the full MLE to sign Thompson, so they are...
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    2020 Pats: Cam Can't Cook

    What's ironic is that the above is a basically an "open secret" among the league's coaches. And they don't exactly keep it a secret, but it's too uninteresting for the Volin's and Shank's and Bedard's to write about.
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    I cannot make a compelling case that Harry will become a regular NFL starter. However, nobody can make a compelling case for cutting him at this point either. The Pats are not making the playoffs, the money is a sunk cost, as is the draft pick, so may as well see if he can still salvage...
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    Thankfully, Bedard is not the GM. Harry is not getting cut, nor should he. The season is lost, so throw him out there and see what he's got when he's healthy. He is at the very least going to be given one more training camp to catch on.
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    Tatum got the bag(5 years, $195 million)

    Regarding Tatum's player option year: it allows him to become a SuperMax (35%) player a year earlier than if he signed a guaranteed 5 year extension. 5% of $120 million (likely more) is not nothing, and that's assuming the max and super-max provisions are kept as they are in the next CBA.
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    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    I know it's fashionable to pooh-pooh rebounding these days, but in way rebounds are like stolen bases. Yes, volume rebounding is overrated. But a rebound in a key situation in a playoff game can make a big difference, much like The Stolen Base did in 2004. Somebody needs to replace Kanter's...
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    Celtics FA/Trade Rumors and News

    The TPE from a Hayward S&T could come in handy at the trade deadline, where it is less likely to push them into luxury tax territory.
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.11 at Houston

    Newton came off a pretty good week against the Ravens, and started the game strong (3-4 for 58 yards in the first drive). He didn't do much after that until the 3rd quarter, but it was really the D that was the culprit, and Newton was probably their best chance of coming back from the 21-10...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Most of the negativity seems to be coming from a twitter troll. Not sure it's meaningful.
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    Carry on my Hayward Son: Gordon to Charlotte for 4 years, $120M

    The only downside for Charlotte is that they would be hard-capped, but I don't believe that's really an issue for them, as I don't think they would have any chance of passing the apron anyway. Technically, Hayward is not obligated to agree to a sign-and-trade, but as long as the cost to...
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    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    The bolded makes zero sense. However, it's clear you view his talents very differently than I do; I think he's a far better player than just a "backup center", but YMMV.
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    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    Thompson was getting full MLE from some team. Saving a couple of million in salary and ending up with a player far worse but more efficient from a payroll perspective doesn't do it for me. Thompson is getting nowhere near the money of either Hayward or Morris, so your analogy doesn't hold at all.