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  1. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Nance extended at around 11M per. New Orleans Pelicans, Larry Nance Jr. reach 2-year, $21.6M extension, agent says That and the Keldon Johnson deals are good news for the Celtics in their negotiations with Granite.
  2. Swedgin

    Ime Udoka suspended for the 22-23 season

    Actually, I would not be surprised if the "leak" is a trial balloon. Float a possible one year suspension, see what the public (and player) reaction is and adjust accordingly. As someone who practices labor and employment law, an undisclosed physical relationship with a subordinate employee...
  3. Swedgin

    Grant “Corner Office” Williams

    A four year deal would run through the 27/28 season. With 8% raises, the 4 for 60 would look something like: 23/24: 13.3 24/25: 14.3 25/26: 15.5 26/27: 16:75
  4. Swedgin

    Grant “Corner Office” Williams

    Another consideration, the recent cap increases will pale in comparison to the consequences of the new TV deal in 2025-2026. In his reaction to the Barrett contract, Hollinger wrote about a 200M cap by the later part of the decade. Other have forecast a jump to 170M in 25-26 without smoothing...
  5. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    The Port Cellar is apparently in good company. Vecenie had piece on the Atlantic on the Barrett signing. His lede paragraph: It is important to consider the extension in the context of the changing cap environment. Given the expected growth in the cap with the new TV deal, by the time...
  6. Swedgin

    Donovan Mitchell traded to Cleveland

    The Designated Rookie Extension is about longer extensions, not the amount the player gets paid. There are no criteria that have to be hit to get a Designated Rookie extension. A Designated Rookie Extension allows a team to sign a player on a rookie scale contract to a 5 year extension in...
  7. Swedgin

    Donovan Mitchell traded to Cleveland

    Not quite accurate and ultimately not a big deal. Unless the rules change, Mobley will not be able to sign a designated rookie extension. All that means is the Cavs could only sign him to a four year extension, and not a five year extension. Alternatively, they can agree to wait until...
  8. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Worth noting that Woj used the "up to" qualifier in his reporting. That phrase has been doing a lot of work in the early reports of FA signings as of late. Take a look at how Chris Paul's deal was initially reported versus what was actually guaranteed. "Haynes: BREAKING NEWS: Free agent...
  9. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Notwithstanding the Woj report, don't think it has any impact on the Mitchell deal. Most of the reporting/informed speculation I've seen to date, is that Ainge was not interested in RJ precisely because he was up for/would be looking for an extension at near max dollars. I tend to buy that...
  10. Swedgin

    Grant “Corner Office” Williams

    Smart's RFA deal averaged just under 13M per season. At the time it was signed cap was at 102, so just under 13 percent of the cap. Adjusted for cap inflation, the deal would be 4 for 64M under the 123M 2022 cap - AAV of 16M. Next years cap of 133, would make it 4 for 69 - AAV 17.2...
  11. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    A three team with Jazz taking on Russell (to be bought out/sent home), the Lakers getting Fournier and Bojan, the Knicks getting Mitchell and the Jazz getting a Lakers first, along with a bunch of picks from the Knicks along with Toppin and Grimes, works. I can't see the Lakers taking on...
  12. Swedgin

    The Ringer

    Right, but he releases a handful episodes per year, with months in between. That's hardly an apples to apples comparison.
  13. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Query whether Holgrem's frame actually helps him. I was always under the impression that the issue with 7-footers and foot injuries, was not the height per se, but the weight that typically comes along with that height. FWIW, as I recall Oden had knee, not foot, issues.
  14. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    A little surprised, I thought they would offer up the two firsts (which Danny should covet) and Westbrook for a bigger package to really rebuild their line up. Something like Pat Bev, Beasley and Vanderbilt. Though I guess Danny needs to wait for Mitchell to be done before the complete tear down.
  15. Swedgin

    Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

    Defense will be the challenge. To date Simmons has not shown himself to be a capable rim protector or post defender - though maybe when the game' really matter KD is functionally the 5 on defense.
  16. Swedgin

    What's left this off season?

    He's always looked like he should be a defender than he shows in games. I am generally a fan of taking flyers on first round picks who started their careers in bad organizations like the Boylen-era Bulls. But the fact that a wing starved team like the Cavs did not retain him, is a damper on...
  17. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    According to the Athletic Simmons and the 76ers reached an agreement to settle his grievance. Without knowing the number, a settlement does not really tell us much. But if the number or a general range does leak in the near future, my assumption would be that it's because it is not in...
  18. Swedgin

    Offseason Rumors/News

    Feel like Tatum, Ja and Luka are in pen. Trae is in pencil because of his D, and 5 is wide open. Right now I would go with Ant. But at the end of the 22/23 season it would not shock me if any of Zion, Mobley, Cade, Barnes, Paolo, Shai, Lamelo, Garland or Bam were the pick There is a lot...
  19. Swedgin

    What's left this off season?

    Exactly. The rookie minimum is just over 1M. The minimum for a guy with 1 year of experience is 1.6M, 2 years is 1.8M. Given the tax multiples the Celtics' face (3.25-3.5), the value of JD versus a non-rookie occupying a roster spot is between 2M and 2.6M. Brad would need to have a...
  20. Swedgin

    Would you trade Jaylen+ for Durant?

    A Pels package could include the 2024 Lakers and/or 2027 Milwaukee pick, both of those could be juicy to go along with Ingram.