The more I think about it, the more we should go into the tax threshold..... But with so many talented players we might not have enough BB to go around. But if we retain Baynes and Smart, we would have the best bench in the NBA!
First, is it even possible to resign Smart and Baynes if they both commanded 10 million each?
We have a championship caliber team........ Truthfully, there is not enough basketball in the starting lineup if we keep Brown in there. This makes Brown and/or Tatum the perfect 6th man. In a normal game I believe there is close to 80/90 shots.
With Baynes development as a possible stretch 5 and wanting a bigger roll it might be smart to toggle between two starting lineups based on match ups. https://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/field-goals-attempted-per-game
Does this mean it would be better to sign and trade smart for a big man? I just do no see enough basketball to go around?
If it comes down to Baynes or Smart, who do you keep? Seems like we have too much talent.....plus #27, and the role players still left on the bench....
Kyrie 10/13 Shots
Smart 5/7 Shots
Hayward 10/13 shots
Tatum 10/12 shots
AL 10/12 shots
Starters 57 Shots
T Rozier 8/10 Shots
Brown 8/12 Shot
Semi 5/7 Shots
Morris 8/10 Shots
Baynes 8/10 Shots
Bench 52 Shots
I think we sign and trade Smart when he wants 14 million a year...... along with the #27 pick for a future first to a team like Orlando/PHX/LAL
If Smart cost to much money, what if Orlando would do Smart at 15 million and #27 for the expiring deal of N. Vucevic and a future 1st 2020 top 5 protected.... That gives us a 3 million trade exception, a big and future first......and we do not need Baynes... We really only increase the cap by 10/12 next year.... Might work if Baynes and Smart want to much $....