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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...
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    To his credit, near the end he says he structured the trades to send SA four current, former, or future picks. I agree that’s a massive overpay, and he goes on to say it would be easier for Boston if they used a S&T of Smart with Jaylen. That’s a very attractive package for SAS on its own.
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    You misread what I wrote, I referenced the “former” meaning Hayward. Kyrie is clearly a PG and by trading him it creates a (potential) whole, which is one of my arguments as to why trading him is less likely than Hayward. Explain why it’s stupid? The guy gave us 5 mins for what $28MM last year...
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    What free agents wouldn’t sign? As currently constructed, they wouldn’t be able to sign a max guy for half a decade anyway, assuming Kyrie/Kawhi take max deals to stay, and then Brown/Tatum continue on the same trajectory. Those are the only players you need to worry about, and you’re making...
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    Trading Hayward, rather than Kyrie, for Kawhi is in my opinion more likely because the former is more of a 1:1 swap. Our injured player for their injured player, and they’re both wings. If you trade Kyrie, now you need to re-sign Smart or you have a big drop off to Rozier. In a vacuum I think it...
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    I could see a Kyrie for Kawhi swap, but isn’t the more cut throat option most likely? This is Angie we’re talking about... Kawhi for Hayward + Memphis pick + LAC pick I’d also accept a sign and traded Smart+Morris+Kings Pick for Kawhi. Also with the added protection of including the Memphis...