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Resign?

Re-sign him at a price over $14 mill. He does a lot for the team
20 (14.6%)
Too much money. The Limited offense isn't worth this much
117 (85.4%)

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Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 07:04:44 AM »

Offline jambr380

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What a moronic thing to say after his abysmal 1-10 shooting performance. Sure, he makes unique plays and provides a high level of intensity, but he is a back-up guard. Noel thought the same thing when he turned down 70M over 4 years from the Mavs and took the QO. I guess that is the best we can hope for with Smart.

Funny thing is, the picture frame incident was very close to being a season ender. If that had happened, we might very well be talking tax-payers MLE right now for the guy. This playoff run was a lot of fun, but it might have cost us Smart and Baynes.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 07:05:24 AM »

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Smartest business statement Smart could make.  If you didn’t like “back up the Brink’s Truck” you shouldn’t like this.   I don’t like it, but I can’t blame him for it.  Danny knows his limit and I trust him.  If Danny isn’t willing to go high, I hope he can pull off an S&T.   If nothing else, Cs need some tradeable salary if they want to be in the mix for Leonard, Davis, Towns...
Smart brings the brick truck.
Mock "trade deadline" team: Blazers.
PG-Lillard, Napier, Baldwin
SG-McCollum, Connaughton, Wilcox
SF-Fournier, Harkless, Layman
PF-Aminu, Davis
C- Nurkic, Leonard, Collins

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 07:15:36 AM »

Offline CFAN38

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Lowe speculated “ and I think he might be right” that smart would not be happy with the offers he receives this offseason and ends up taking his qualifying offer. This would mean the Cs get him back for one year at 6mill and then he becomes a UFA. This might actually be best case for Cs who would then have more room under the lux tax to retain Baynes. The follow My year they will be over the lux tax and likely willing to pay Smart more then this offseason.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 07:17:38 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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If he really gets an offer that big he's gone. I'm skeptical he will, him accepting the QO seems more likely to me.

I have no problem with him wanting to get paid though, he plays hard and is young guy.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 07:35:10 AM »

Offline dreamgreen

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Cant wait for him to be gone! His next team the fans will hate him. Watching him be the go to guy makes me go crazy!!

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2018, 07:42:46 AM »

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He was probably worth more during the preseason but we've seen he hasn't improved his game nearly as much as he made everyone believe during the offseason.

"It's a new me."

Is it? He's still a horrible 3-point shooter, still has poor shot selection, and still gets caught making silly passes on a regular. The hustle and energy is fine, but people also would like to pay for potential, and Smart's ceiling is looking pretty low.

Can't wait till he's off the team.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 07:47:14 AM »

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Welcome Semi, the next Marcus Smart.

Semi at least doesn't throw bricks at audience...

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2018, 07:51:52 AM »

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No way I pay him a penny over 9 or 10.

His offense is too inconsistent to be paid that much

Deft a defensive minded guy

And spent the money on one or two guys to
 replace him

That is just ridiculous. Boston can find someone in free agency cheaper to replace him
“The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.”

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Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2018, 08:06:24 AM »

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Watch the linked video and tell me what he said that was wrong after this loss.   The story doesn’t match the video.  Did he actually say what is attributed to him last night?  If so, it’s not on the linked video.   If he said what is in the article, it was in response to someone questioning whether he thinks he’s worth 12-14M (or a reporter goading him by suggesting Boston won’t pay that much). No one here thinks he’s going to say “no, I don’t think I’m worth that much”, right?   He could also say “I’m not talking about it”. But why do that?  If you are an RFA you want teams to know you are available and that there is a price that your current team probably won’t match.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2018, 08:08:46 AM »

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Nobody is paying him that

He is a hustle guy

Develop semi for that

Smart was putrid last night

1-7 shooting

Missed free throws

Turnovers
“The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.”

 Paul Pierce

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 08:09:02 AM »

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Let him walk..be lot of players in free agency who will b cheaper and can score better
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2018, 08:17:51 AM »

Offline gouki88

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Let him walk..be lot of players in free agency who will b cheaper and can score better
Yeah, precisely.

I'd much rather throw money at guys like Evans, Favors, Gerald Green (yet again!), Rondo, Redick or Belinelli than offer Smart upwards of $11m/year

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2018, 08:22:00 AM »

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Is anyone really shocked?

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2018, 08:23:55 AM »

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Let him walk..be lot of players in free agency who will b cheaper and can score better
Yeah, precisely.

I'd much rather throw money at guys like Evans, Favors, Gerald Green (yet again!), Rondo, Redick or Belinelli than offer Smart upwards of $11m/year

Ya this should be the offseason where the C's pick up ring-chasing vets for cheap. There'll be a lot of players looking to be a apart of a winning system and playing along Kyrie and Horford.

Re: Smart to ESPN: "i'm worth more than $14 mill a year" Goner?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2018, 08:25:33 AM »

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Reddick might be too much money, but I would love to see him off the bench as 6th man in Boston
“The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.”

 Paul Pierce