Very interesting that the deal does not involve Melo.
Means that two of the Wilcox/Barbosa/Collins group may be outgoing, or a bigger salary may be involved.
I bet both teams are trying to bring a third team in to help broker the deal.
I think the actual salaries match fine. The $854k listed as Barbosa's salary is his salary for cap purposes, but his actual salary is over $1 million. I think that actual salary can be included in the deal for purposes of matching salaries.
Aha. Did not know that about Barbosa's deal.
If Ainge didn't have to give up a 1st rounder, I'm totally on board with the deal.
Crawford is under contract for next season as well, for relatively cheap. Could be a trade chip for a future deal after this season if he doesn't fit in.