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Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« on: February 20, 2013, 12:54:09 PM »
For what it's worth, I took a look at the list of potential free agents (including players with ETO's, restricted free agents, other contract options, etc) for the 2014-15 offseason.

The list is STACKED and can't help but think of the summer of 2010 all over again.

I wonder if Danny has one eye open towards this. Only problem is (correct me if I am wrong) but if the Celtics roster stays as is, the Celts will still have zero cap space.

You'll have KG, Rondo, Lee, Green, Bass and Terry eating up the "pie."

So, I am curious if cap space starts becoming a big issue for DA, as I am sure it will with other GM's. Anyway, here's the list of the more relevant free agents.
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-Tony Parker
-Eric Bledsoe
-Kobe Bryant
-Paul George
-Dwyane Wade
-Carmelo Anthony
-Lebron James (here we go again)
-Rudy Gay
-Danny Granger
-Chris Bosh
-Pau Gasol
-Zach Randolph
-Amar'e Stoudemire
-DeMarcus Cousins
-Marcin Gortat
-Andersen Varajeo

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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 12:56:05 PM »
Cousins or Gortat would be good..but they are not guards so Ainge wont look at them!!

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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 12:59:34 PM »
I see most of those player resigning or getting extensions before they hit the market...

Very interested to see what Miami will do with Bosh James and Wade all potentially up.

I bet Bledsoe, Granger, Gortat, Stoudemire, Cousins, and Varejo are the realistic possibilities of going to free agency.
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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 02:52:55 PM »
I wonder if Danny has one eye open towards this. Only problem is (correct me if I am wrong) but if the Celtics roster stays as is, the Celts will still have zero cap space.

You'll have KG, Rondo, Lee, Green, Bass and Terry eating up the "pie."

I might write a big post about this if the trade deadline passes without a major deal, but my cursory analysis is that the Celtics would have a shot at clearing enough cap space to sign a max free agent if KG retired after next season instead of playing out the last year of his contract.
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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 02:54:57 PM »
Unless Ainge goes into rebuild mode, very much doubt we'll have cap space that year.

The year after that we should be big cap room players.

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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 03:05:52 PM »
If KG retired after 2013-2014, the Celtics would have about $42m committed to 7 players, including team rookie scale options on Sullinger and Melo, but not including whatever it would take to sign Avery Bradley as a free agent.  With Terry and Bass as expiring contracts, it wouldn't be unthinkable that one or both could be traded in a salary dump to create cap space.

Now, that's only IF KG retires and his contract comes off the books, but it is not impossible that the Celtics could have a starting lineup two years from now such as Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sullinger, and a center who is worth a contract at least near the max.
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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 03:18:16 PM »
Cousins or Gortat would be good..but they are not guards so Ainge wont look at them!!

No kidding. By the time KG's done, the team probably won't have anyone over 6-9.
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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 11:11:47 PM »
if we got anderson varejao problem solve

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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 11:48:27 PM »
give me Lebron and let's call that a summer ;)

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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 11:52:19 PM »
Rosters can have 15 players, just get all but Varejao and let two get better in the D League. I think that would make us a contender
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Re: Summer of 2014: Another NBA Free Agent Frenzy
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 05:26:16 AM »
Is this the year that the Lakers have all that off-season cap space?