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Jackson released
« on: July 15, 2017, 03:25:36 PM »

Offline saltlover

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Per Bulpett:

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Celtics to waive Demetrius Jackson, avoid paying his $650,000 guarantee. His initial indication is he'll likely not play in SL game tonight.

The interesting aspect of this tweet is that it implies his $650k guarantee does not kick in until tomorrow, which is opposite everything I'd seen of his deal in the past year.  Curious to see if that's correct.

Re: Jackson released
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 03:27:44 PM »

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So, would it mean there was nothing guaranteed? Or what is the unexpected?

What I thought is that he had that money guaranteed and for salary cap reasons this could even be stretched.

EDIT: A recent report says Ojeleye will be signed in a Mickey/Nader contract type.

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 03:31:33 PM »

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So, would it mean there was nothing guaranteed? Or what is the unexpected?

What I thought is that he had that money guaranteed and for salary cap reasons this could even be stretched.

EDIT: A recent report says Ojeleye will be signed in a Mickey/Nader contract type.

That's what Bulpett's tweet says.  I personally think he's incorrect.  Adam Himmelsbach says something different:

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If Demetrius Jackson is not claimed on waivers, the Celtics will likely stretch his $650k guarantee over three years, source says.

This is what we've thought might occur.


Re: Jackson released
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 03:33:59 PM »

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Thanks, TP. So my guess was correct, this guaranteed money was a given for those who have followed the situation.

We'll wait until confirmation, if it comes.

Re: Jackson released
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 03:38:33 PM »

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Yea, Bulpett just mis-typed. Jackson gets $650k regardless, but Boston gets out from paying the additional $750k-ish that would have kicked in at midnight. If he can get a minimum contract from someone around the league on top of his guarantee he'll probably come out ahead in all this financially, and will get more of a chance to play somewhere else, which would be nice.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 03:39:49 PM »

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Re: Jackson released
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »

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So after Jackson's release, that leaves 3 ball handlers on the roster: IT, Rozier, Smart.

Kind of thin, no? Especially, with IT's hip still questionable. Unless this is a sign IT is on his way to being 100% healthy.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 03:45:21 PM »

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Is Danny being a cheapazz or does he have no choice really?

Jackson is not great but is a decent depth player .... . SL celts have looked better when Jackson has played regardless of his production

If Ainge needs the money to lock up Semi , fine

but if he could have kept both...then why cut Jackson.

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »

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I'm just guessing there are decent enough minimum level players out there where we can really significantly improve the team with not much more money and we're still under the luxury tax threshold. We are, right?

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 03:54:20 PM »

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Is Danny being a cheapazz or does he have no choice really?

Jackson is not great but is a decent depth player .... . SL celts have looked better when Jackson has played regardless of his production

If Ainge needs the money to lock up Semi , fine

but if he could have kept both...then why cut Jackson.

Only way to give Semi more than a two-year contract without also hard-capping the team (although, arguably, the hard-cap wouldn't have been a factor this year anyway) was to use cap space, and the only way to open up enough cap space was to waive Jackson and stretch his guarantee. Now Boston gets Semi under team control for up to four years instead of up to two.

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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 03:56:04 PM »

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Is Danny being a cheapazz or does he have no choice really?

Jackson is not great but is a decent depth player .... . SL celts have looked better when Jackson has played regardless of his production

If Ainge needs the money to lock up Semi , fine

but if he could have kept both...then why cut Jackson.

They have to fit the under the cap. dangercarts cap projection going into the season.


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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 03:59:46 PM »

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Is Danny being a cheapazz or does he have no choice really?

Jackson is not great but is a decent depth player .... . SL celts have looked better when Jackson has played regardless of his production

If Ainge needs the money to lock up Semi , fine

but if he could have kept both...then why cut Jackson.

If Jackson is your depth, you are in major trouble. How do you get he is a decent depth player? Based on what exactly?

Re: Jackson released
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 04:00:37 PM »

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So at this point, we should start assuming Semi is about to get a 4 year deal based on the above.

Edit: Yep, Semi is getting a 4 year deal per Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics are planning to sign rookie forward Semi Ojeleye to a four-year deal, first two years guaranteed, per league source.

https://twitter.com/AdamHimmelsbach/status/886304329061212160

Re: Jackson released
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »

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So at this point, we should start assuming Semi is about to get a 4 year deal based on the above.

https://twitter.com/bostonsports_15/status/886307312012591105


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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 04:02:43 PM »

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So after Jackson's release, that leaves 3 ball handlers on the roster: IT, Rozier, Smart.

Kind of thin, no? Especially, with IT's hip still questionable. Unless this is a sign IT is on his way to being 100% healthy.
Not saying he's 100 percent, but IT was dribbling and getting shots up in one of his Instagram live videos about a week ago. He looked fine and didn't seem like the hip was bothering him at all. But then again he is a pretty tough dude as we all found out these past playoffs
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