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    Kemba Walker to Boston

    Can’t they stay over the cap and execute S&Ts for both Horford and Kyrie? Then use those TPEs to S&T for Kemba and Vuc? A lot of financial gymnastics there, but Ainge and Zarren are excellent with the cap/CBA rules. If not both, I fully expect one of those players to be S&T so they can stay over...
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    POLL: What do with the Celtics' Cap-Space?

    What do we realistically think Brogdan will get offered? I’m wondering if a 3+1, $84M deal would be enough for the bucks to pass on him. If that would do it, I’d give him $20M and the remaining $10-13M to Cousins. I think that team would have a lot of upside if Cousins can return to form, and if...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    I think this is the offer that will ultimately get it done, but it would be nice if they can add protection to it in 2021 (maybe top 1 or 2) in exchange for a couple other picks/swaps. The Celtics are also one of the only teams with “expendable” firsts this year that could be used to off load...
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    Ping Pong Luck: If not the Celtics...

    If Kyrie leaves, what would it take to convince Memphis to trade us the #2 pick? Obviously they’d want the rights to their pick back, but would that along with #14, #20, #22 and a sign and traded Rozier be anywhere close? If they aren’t sold on Ja, maybe they’d think about it? They’d then get...
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    Ping Pong Luck: If not the Celtics...

    Other than Phili getting #1, this is pretty close to worst case scenario. Have to home Grizz get the pick...
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    Jimmy G to 49ers for 2nd round pick

    I remember being upset about them trading back both times in that draft because of the two guys they could of had: #23 Michael Oher #26 Clay Matthews Turned out ok in the end.
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    As support for this, I recently read somewhere (it’s alluding me now) that Cleveland was shopping around JR Smith’s contract and the cost was a 1st rounder. He has a unique contract in that only a few million of the $15M total is guaranteed, so a team could trade a similar salary for him and...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Agreed, and that’s why those people are fans and not GMs. From GS’ perspective, how else are they going to improve if Durant just walks? A return to form by Hayward is probably a risk worth taking especially on just a 1+1 left after this year. An opted in Horford might even be preferable since...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    Here’s another scenario: If KD does genuinely want to play with Kyrie (and he re-signs), what are the chances GS would trade him to Boston if he tells them he’ll otherwise go to NY with no return? Would an opted in Horford or Hayward plus a pick be enough? Would it have to be the Memphis pick or...
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    The ‘18-‘19 Kings/Grizzlies/Clippers: Tracking the Picks

    If my math is right, I believe Memphis has a 55.5% chance at keeping the pick based on the 7/8/9 tie. It’s late though, so hopefully someone else can confirm (source: tankathon). Not the greatest odds. We could have really used that Washington loss. Edit: My calcs are pre-coin flip, which...
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    Celtics in 18-19

    If there’s a reason for optimism going into the playoffs, the Ringer posted an article today that’s Exhbit A for an up-and-down, underperforming team to make a run to the finals: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/4/3/18293135/new-york-knicks-1998-99-patrick-ewing-larry-johnson It chronicals...
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    The ‘18-‘19 Kings/Grizzlies/Clippers: Tracking the Picks

    Not enough emphasis can be placed on where the teams currently at 9-12 finish (NO/LAL/CHA/MIN) who all have 31 or 32 wins. SAC and ORL are at 34. Here are the rough odds of the pick conveying between #2-4 based on where SAC finishes: 9th: 1 in 6 odds 10th: 1 in 9 odds 11th: 1 in 13 odds 12th: 1...
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    The ‘18-‘19 Kings/Grizzlies/Clippers: Tracking the Picks

    They’re currently 3 games back of Houston for the 3 seed. Depending on how the last dozen or so games shake out, there’s a possibility they could jump up six draft spots. I’d absolutely say it’s time to start rooting for losses. To your point, I think they could lose every game here on out and...
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    The Butler Did It

    It would also depend on how they’re matching salary. I doubt Morey is offering them Gordon+filler+4 picks, but if he is that’s a no brained. Has to be Knight+filler when he’s eligible to be traded right (10/31)? I assume they’d meet half way with Chriss included with Knight which is at least...
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    Greened Illusion: Lebron to the Celtics

    You sir are onto something scary. I think part one of the equation would be very agreeable from the SAS and Memphis perspective, but that CLE would want to keep the #8. I still think SAS would do that deal if Dontic is there (looking less likely). Then, CLE flips #8, Thompson, Osman, and J.R...