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    What to Do, What to Do?

    Did you miss the clause in which I wrote “Because if RWill gets hurt as he tends to do in season?” But yes, as a secondary point, I don’t foresee Ainge trading Thompson in-season when he stands to lose Theis in the offseason leaving only RWill as a legit big on the roster. Of course, no one is...
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    What to Do, What to Do?

    Because if RWill gets hurt as he tends to do in season, or Theis leaves after this season, this team is relying on GWill or Tacko to log significant minutes at the 5. Theis is the most likely big to be sent out if Ainge feels he can’t retain him this offseason at his number.
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    And then that roster has played short handed — Kemba at the beginning (and still on back-to-backs) with the knee, Tatum in the middle due to COVID, Smart currently nursing a calf — ever since. It’s hard enough to win when you only have four, maybe five above-average players on the team. It’s...
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    It’d be interesting to reconsider the thread asking how everybody thought the Celtics would do in the first twenty games, predictions that were made before the COVID outbreak, Smart’s injury, etc.
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    I was just trying to clarify what that offer was, as you wrote: As I understand it, the most another team can offer Collins as a RFA is 4/$121M, which is why I floated the $120M range as a question.
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    This ownership has consistently spent to acquire and retain talent. I think the key for Ainge is trying to time the tax situation to coincide with the Jays’ championship window. Would you be comfortable then trading the ‘21/‘23/‘25 picks with ’22/‘24 swaps, like the Davis/Holiday deals, and...
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    Ah, but would the Raptors trade him to a division rival? I think the Celtics can get someone who would help with the TPE and their assets. A noncontending team like the Bulls with an overpriced expiring contract such as Otto Porter might be happy to extract an asset rather than pay that...
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    The TPE is merely the portal into which to acquire a player. The C’s will need to have assets in order to convince another team to trade a difference-maker into that portal.
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    That bullet is one that you get to fire once in the period of Brown and Tatum’s salary control. Whom do you propose Ainge acquire in that capacity?
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    I don’t think other teams’ valuation of the Williams boys will be as high as you envision, particularly given their years of control. The Celtics have the PTE to accept a salaried player. What assets do the C’s have to convince another team to trade a difference-maker into that exception? I...
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    An Oubre type doesn’t move the needle or get close to the “meaningful upgrade” that people are discussing here.
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    Can you elaborate on what you mean by “a wealth of young talent and picks?” We lack either unless you are suggesting a Jrue Holiday kind of swap. I have no doubt that they are listening to offers. I have no confidence that we can beat other teams’ packages with “the relatively low trading...
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    Why on Earth would they trade a 23 year old big averaging 18.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg for “middling assets?”
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    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    This team is already capped out before Tatum’s max deal kicks in next season. I don’t see the financial advantage that this ownership could leverage if willing.