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  1. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    It would also put the Pacers 12 million (more if Nighthob is right and I am wrong) into the tax, which is not happening. That ownership group is extremely tax hostile.
  2. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    I think examining some of the underlying assumptions/view points might advance the discussion. As I understand the move GH viewpoint, the argument is this: The Celtics will have face the repeater tax two and three seasons from now, when the J's will be peaking. Danny should be planning...
  3. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    FWIW, the NBA is apparently back on state TV in China. Hollinger mentioned it on his last pod.
  4. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    If the league does not come up with a negotiated cap/increased escrow it would be a tremendous failure. It is in everyone's interest to have an artificially high cap next year, not just large market/contending teams. Woj and others have reported that if the cap were set by the standard BRI...
  5. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    The working assumption is there will be a negotiated cap and tax line for 20/21 which is basically the same as this year. By negotiated, I mean it will not actually reflect anticipated BRI. In exchange for an artificially high cap this year, the owners will want a higher escrow amount. As...
  6. Swedgin

    NBA Offseason

    Agreed, though I do not fault Morey too much. Ownership is such a competitive advantage in the NBA. Given Fertitta's refusal to go into the tax and then the Paul/Harden's inability to coexist, Morey took reasonable gambles to keep the championship window open. That's what a GM should do...
  7. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    I don't think anyone is arguing that Kanter does not fill that role exceptionally well. The issue is how much is that role worth to the Celtics relative to other options given their 1) cap sheet/luxury tax situation and 2) playoff aspirations - both of which are obviously intertwined. The...
  8. Swedgin

    2020 NCAA Football

    It takes a lot to stand out among college football coaches for bad Covid-takes (and lots of other execrable behavior), but Mullen is the man for the job.
  9. Swedgin

    NBA Offseason

    I really really hope we do not still need to plan around Covid-19 two seasons from now.
  10. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    If the Celtics keep all their picks, waive Green, don't resign Wanamaker and decline Semi's option, they will be 13 million into the tax, which equals a tax bill of approximately 23.6 million. If the Celtics move Kanter and Poirier at the cost of the #30 pick, they are 3.6 Million into the tax...
  11. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    Agreed. He's probably 3 million in dead salary. You should be able to move him for a second. Moving him and Poirer (so 5-6 million in dead salary) probably takes two seconds. As for complaints about ownership cheaping out, it is one thing to pay the tax. It is a whole other ballpark...
  12. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    If Kanter is available to trade in the first place, then you have a good sense he is a negative asset. He has a player option, so Danny would only need to move him if Kanter chose to exercise it. If there is enough of a market for Kanter that a team would give up a first to acquire him...
  13. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    We have three first rounds pick to find that guy. As you correctly noted, young shooters with defensive potential are not available on the MLE market. In terms of the roster spot, if ownership is willing to spend I prefer to use one on an MLE guy rather than an undrafted free agent...
  14. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    It would be a real surprise if Harris has to take a substantial pay cut. He has shot over 40% from three for three years in a row. His incumbent team has Bird Rights, no way to replace him and needs someone with his specific skill set.
  15. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    I think his challenges in the marketplace stem from the wild inconsistency of his ability to fulfill the "3" part of the "3 "and "D" job description. As a Celtic, he looked him someone who had developed into a good three pointer shooter. Post-Boston not so much. Now 2016-2017 looks like...
  16. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    Alec Burks and Ken Bazemore would be on my list as well That and Kangz gonna Kangz. Two other guys I would consider: Bazemore and Alec Burks.
  17. Swedgin

    Tax Payer MLE Options

    Tristan Thompson?
  18. Swedgin

    Choose Your Own Adventure: Celtics 2020 Offseason

    Sure. First, lifetime three percentage is not a particularly useful way to measure the current ability of a big, like Nance, who did not enter the league as a shooter (and did so at a time when shooting among bigs was not as much of a priority). He shot .337 last year on 1.5 attempts a...
  19. Swedgin

    Choose Your Own Adventure: Celtics 2020 Offseason

    If the Celts and Cleveland were talking, wouldn't Nance but a reasonable target. Would need to finesse the matching salary either with a third team, a step-up trade, or a re-signed Semi, but would 26 get it done as the asset play?
  20. Swedgin

    2020 NBA Draft

    Is there a track record for anyone with his very slight build having succeeded in the league. His reported weight varies considerably from site to site, but just from the film and the photos, he makes Durant look like David Robinson.