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Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #75 on: May 23, 2018, 07:50:18 PM »

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I also think Smart is gone this summer.

Yes. The Celtics made their decision before the season started.

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #76 on: May 23, 2018, 08:52:16 PM »

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I've asked this question before, but even if Smart gets offered good (but not crazy) money, why wouldn't we resign him, play out the next year with him and Rozier, and then decide who to keep? Unless Smart tanks we could still move him and then re-sign Rozier, if we wanted to.

Worst case scenario if Smart has a bad year or gets hurt, we'd have to attach our 1st rounder to move him. But we could still do it, and we would have had a full year with both those guys.

And people have talked about there not being enough minutes, but with Hayward and Irving coming back from major injuries, and Smart getting hurt periodically, and the other normal injury risks, I would see Rozier getting plenty of minutes even as our "4th guard."

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2018, 09:12:32 PM »

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I don't doubt he'll go for the money -- but this report is meaningless.  It's just based on random opinions -- nothing from the horses mouth. 

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »

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Anything more than $8 million per year, I think we have to let go.

He's great at what he does for us, but there's no way he's worth more than that.
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Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #79 on: May 24, 2018, 06:11:15 AM »

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I also think Smart is gone this summer.

Yes. The Celtics made their decision before the season started.

No they did not. The decision will come if when he receives an offer from another team this offseason.

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2018, 06:29:56 AM »

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It is his livelihood and I can't blame him for going for the money.

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2018, 06:31:57 AM »

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Anything more than $8 million per year, I think we have to let go.

He's great at what he does for us, but there's no way he's worth more than that.

Hes worth less than the Mid-Level?

I disagree.


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Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2018, 07:26:10 AM »

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Anything more than $8 million per year, I think we have to let go.

He's great at what he does for us, but there's no way he's worth more than that.

Hes worth less than the Mid-Level?

I disagree.

Yeah, if he resigns with the Celtics it will certainly be for more than that.
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Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »

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Knowing he wants every cent makes me a lot more open minded to a trade for Kawhi. I would hope they could at least sign/trade for a competent player and draft pick

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2018, 08:53:39 AM »

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I think Boston resigns him. They know his importance heading into their window of opportunity.

I actually do not see a lot of changes next year to the roster
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Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #85 on: May 27, 2018, 12:11:55 PM »

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I also think Smart is gone this summer.

Yes. The Celtics made their decision before the season started.

IF this is actually his last season as a Celt , I hope tonight is not his last day

We know he is going to bring it all

Also if this season is his last, I hope he signs with a western conference team.  Rather not play against him regularly

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #86 on: May 27, 2018, 12:13:03 PM »

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I also think Smart is gone this summer.

Yes. The Celtics made their decision before the season started.

IF this is actually his last season as a Celt , I hope tonight is not his last day

We know he is going to bring it all

Also if this season is his last, I hope he signs with a western conference team.  Rather not play against him regularly

Hope he don't go to the Warriors OR Lakers.

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2018, 12:13:33 PM »

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I think Boston resigns him. They know his importance heading into their window of opportunity.

I actually do not see a lot of changes next year to the roster

So they don't wanna sell Terry Rozier to buy into that 6th man role?  :(

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #88 on: May 27, 2018, 12:17:20 PM »

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I think Boston resigns him. They know his importance heading into their window of opportunity.

I actually do not see a lot of changes next year to the roster

So they don't wanna sell Terry Rozier to buy into that 6th man role?  :(
Terry is going to want to get paid at the very least. I'd be shocked if he doesn't want the chance to start as well.

The C's aren't going to be able to afford to pay one PG 30 million and another $15 million. Maybe Terry won't end up getting a contract that big but he's absolutely going to be asking for that much or more. Look at how much George Hill got this offseason.

Re: Jackie Mac on Smart free agency: "he's going for the money"
« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2018, 07:19:37 PM »

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Has anyone considered that we may resign him to use in a trade next summer? Ainge always thinks 3 moves ahead of others. People have talked about Davis or Leonard being the final trade target but it gets very expensive to match salary. Resigning Smart to a market rate deal could simply mean Ainge is loading up for a trade in 2019.

Think Smart at $13m, then the Sac pick, Yab and Brown for Davis. Not saying I do that deal but that's what it could look like.