So I've seen this on another board, someone who claims to have a small amount of 'insider knowledge'.
They weren't claiming that this was true, but it was suggested to them by their acquaintance (someone with very strong NBA front office connections.)
Again, I'm not suggesting anything that is suggested is true or possible, but this poster is credited by other veteran posters with being legitimate and definitely not a troll.
Original source/topic is here:
*Minny front office and Kahn are p---ed with Love. Wouldn't sign max extension and that's made Kahn furious. He's also mouthed off to Adrian Woj recently about playing for a crappy organization.
*Adelmen supposedly loves Jeff Green and Courtney Lee (coached Lee in Houston). Adelmen also feels that Green needs a different system to flourish.
*Adelmen wants Sullinger and feels he could replace Love. He's a strong rebounding big that can pass and fulfill the rebounding off the bench.
Anyway, I'm having a hard time believing that this could ever happen, but you must consider that it's hard to get anything in return for NBA All Stars when they are about to walk to another team. Orlando knows this, the Cavs know this. Look at what Orlando got for Howard...scraps and picks.Loves stats this season:
35% from the field, 68% from the line and 22% from 3.
Here's the deal:Green
Bass (going somewhere, don't know where, but deal doesn't work without him*)
Two 1st RD Picks (assuming because of time left on contracts and the going rate of stars is generally two 1st RD picks)
*Maybe Boston doesn't want Williams and he would be combined with Bass? I have no idea, really, just attempting to figure out how this would reasonably work.
This is quoted from a user on another Celtics board.
Anyway, I thought I'd re-post it to gauge the general consensus.
Do you throw in Avery Bradley if it nets us Williams?
I feel we need at least Williams to guard the elite SF's once Pierce goes to the bench.
Giving up Avery leaves us with Terry, Barbosa, Ridnour and Rondo to basically guard the perimeter, which makes me throw up in my mouth a little.
If we can do this and keep Avery it would still be a complete theft/armed robbery from Minny.
But if the supposed feelings that Adelmen has towards Green, Lee and Sully are true, then it could have legs...
Someone also pointed out that it would make sense as to why the Wolves were so high on Verajao and rumors surrounding their crazy desire to get Verajao.
There was also a good trade idea that was a little more realistic...
Boston deals -
2014 pick (Total = $18.25 million not including Avery)
Boston gets -
Josh Howard (1.3)
Minny deals - Love (13.5)
Minny gets -
Cleveland deals -
Cleveland gets -
D. Williams (4.95)
Avery Bradley (perhaps if needed)
Boston 2014 pick
(Total $7.45 not including Avery)
Bradley (if we are lucky enough to keep him), Terry
Seems crazy but this is GM Mr Crazy Kahn and Love is p---ed, Derrick Williams is sour and they would love Verajao. Love would have to go right?
If Adelmen likes Green and Lee this could be a goer.
Remember what other teams have gotten in return for guys like Chris Paul and Orlando for Howard etc...