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Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2018, 09:51:52 AM »

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If you can get some kind of commitment from Leonard, you always do this deal.

Tyreke on MLE sounds great to round our the bench.

Tyreke earned $11 million last year. Why does he take $5 million from us? Some players chase rings but that’s a heck of a pay cut. Somebody will offer him more, especially after last year.

He actually made $3.3 million on a one year deal, I think.

You are correct! I was using basketballreference.com; for some reason they only list his salary through the 2016-17 season and I didn’t notice the omission - just read off the last year. Multiple siretes have him lower last year. We’ll have to see what his market will be.

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »

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Does this team win a title, assuming health?

Horford / Baynes
Tatum / Theis / Ojeleye
Kawhi
Hayward
Kyrie / Smart

Gone are Brown, Morris and Rozier.

Assume we fill out the roster with the Taxpayer’s MLE and vet minimum deals.

Can that team win it all? How do they match up with the Warriors?

Yes, I believe that team is a championship team...of the east.  Of course I believe we are right now, as constructed, also.

Whether or not they are NBA champions will depend on the rest of that bench and how much support they can provide that super starter team.  I believe there would be enough ring chasers out there to fill it out and make us even money favorites against the Warriors.

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2018, 10:14:49 AM »

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Does this team win a title, assuming health?

Horford / Baynes
Tatum / Theis / Ojeleye
Kawhi
Hayward
Kyrie / Smart

Gone are Brown, Morris and Rozier.

Assume we fill out the roster with the Taxpayer’s MLE and vet minimum deals.

Can that team win it all? How do they match up with the Warriors?

K2H2T

TP on the original thread.

That team is so good it's scary. I mean on both ends too. Good luck to any team if we lock down on them with a defensive line-up of:

Smart
Leonard
Hayward (insert Tatum for length)
Ojeleye (insert Theis for length)
Horford

Good luck to any team trying to stop our offense with an offensive line-up of:

Irving
Hayward
Leonard
Tatum
Horford

You might be convincing me the end result is worth losing Brown/Rozier. Morris I think is heading out anyways (although he added a level of toughness to last year's squad that I'd hate to lose...I suppose we gain toughness with Leonard). Cap wise, would we still have any room for Vet min or MLE to fish out aging veteran chasing a ring?

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2018, 10:16:09 AM »

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I think that team could definitely win a title

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2018, 10:20:13 AM »

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I think that team could definitely win a title

Yes easily.  The Warriors have not been pressured by a top defense since they were losing game one to the Spurs at home in last year's playoffs...before Leonard went down and out via Zaza.


Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2018, 10:47:00 AM »

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Does this team win a title, assuming health?

Horford / Baynes
Tatum / Theis / Ojeleye
Kawhi
Hayward
Kyrie / Smart

Gone are Brown, Morris and Rozier.

Assume we fill out the roster with the Taxpayer’s MLE and vet minimum deals.

Can that team win it all? How do they match up with the Warriors?

And Khyri Thomas, DiVincenzo, Jacob Evans, KBD, D'Anthony Melton, or Melvin Frazier.

(answered yes above...)

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2018, 11:07:08 AM »

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If you can get some kind of commitment from Leonard, you always do this deal.

Tyreke on MLE sounds great to round our the bench.

Tyreke earned $11 million last year. Why does he take $5 million from us? Some players chase rings but that’s a heck of a pay cut. Somebody will offer him more, especially after last year.

He actually made $3.3 million on a one year deal, I think.

You are correct! I was using basketballreference.com; for some reason they only list his salary through the 2016-17 season and I didn’t notice the omission - just read off the last year. Multiple siretes have him lower last year. We’ll have to see what his market will be.

Yeah, BR updates the salaries at the beginning of July, when the new league year kicks in.  So if you want to know what a player makes in the current season you have to click on contract.  Not how I’d design it, but easy enough once you figure it out.
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Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2018, 10:11:56 PM »

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Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 10:16:13 PM »

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Does this team win a title, assuming health?

Horford / Baynes
Tatum / Theis / Ojeleye
Kawhi
Hayward
Kyrie / Smart

Gone are Brown, Morris and Rozier.

Assume we fill out the roster with the Taxpayer’s MLE and vet minimum deals.

Can that team win it all? How do they match up with the Warriors?
I would favour that team vs GSW, particularly with Brad at the helm

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2018, 08:56:54 PM »

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Kyrie the Curry stopper = check
Hayward the Thompson stopper = check
Kawhi the Durant stopper = check
Horford the Green stopper = check

Tatum will absolutely wreck Iguodala and whatever else unit they got.

That Celtics with a scrub bench will crush the Warriors.

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2018, 09:10:02 PM »

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If you can get some kind of commitment from Leonard, you always do this deal.

Tyreke on MLE sounds great to round our the bench.

Tyreke earned $11 million last year. Why does he take $5 million from us? Some players chase rings but that’s a heck of a pay cut. Somebody will offer him more, especially after last year.

He actually made $3.3 million on a one year deal, I think.

You are correct! I was using basketballreference.com; for some reason they only list his salary through the 2016-17 season and I didn’t notice the omission - just read off the last year. Multiple siretes have him lower last year. We’ll have to see what his market will be.

Just to add, the MLE next year is 8.8 which is good chunk of change for a guy like Reke after the year he had last year.

Pipe dream scenario lineup for next year.

Irving/Smart
Hayward/Evans
Leonard/Semi
Tatum/1st round pick
Horford/Baynes/Theis

Would Reddick take a significant pay cut to come to Boston which he claimed to love in the postseason? Highly unlikely after the 23 mil he got last year. But a couple vet min deals fills out that roster nicely.
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SG:Alec Burks/Manu Ginobili
SF:Al Farouq-Aminu/Jared Dudley/Tony Snell
PF:Dirk Nowitzki/JaMychal Green
C: Deandre Jordan/Roy Hibbert/Alex Len

Re: Is this a championship team next year?
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2018, 09:19:49 PM »

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If you can get some kind of commitment from Leonard, you always do this deal.

Tyreke on MLE sounds great to round our the bench.

Tyreke earned $11 million last year. Why does he take $5 million from us? Some players chase rings but that’s a heck of a pay cut. Somebody will offer him more, especially after last year.

He actually made $3.3 million on a one year deal, I think.

You are correct! I was using basketballreference.com; for some reason they only list his salary through the 2016-17 season and I didn’t notice the omission - just read off the last year. Multiple siretes have him lower last year. We’ll have to see what his market will be.

Just to add, the MLE next year is 8.8 which is good chunk of change for a guy like Reke after the year he had last year.

Pipe dream scenario lineup for next year.

Irving/Smart
Hayward/Evans
Leonard/Semi
Tatum/1st round pick
Horford/Baynes/Theis

Would Reddick take a significant pay cut to come to Boston which he claimed to love in the postseason? Highly unlikely after the 23 mil he got last year. But a couple vet min deals fills out that roster nicely.
The Celtics would need to take on a bunch of salary to do the Kawhi trade and then spend more money to resign Smart and Baynes. That makes it most likely that the Cs would be in the tax and so would only have the much lower taxpayer MLE available.