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#56 Jabari Bird

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by ZMart100, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I think Bird ended up lucky, if he doesn't have a seizure, his victim is probably dead.

    Still, his NBA career should be over. He needs to go play in Siberia or fall back on his almost Cal degree and get on with his life's work.
     
  2. sox311

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    And by "life's work" you mean making license plates in prison? Hope so.
     
  3. Devizier

    Devizier Member SoSH Member

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    I don't think a player of Bird's caliber is a risk to reappear in the NBA
     
  4. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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  5. lovegtm

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  6. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    As of now, he's still on the team?
     
  7. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The league handles these cases. No need to make a roster move until day before the opener
     
  8. amfox1

    amfox1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  10. lovegtm

    lovegtm Member SoSH Member

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    I understand the tax benefits, but a bit surprised that they aren't keeping him as AD salary filler.
     
  11. bosox79

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    He doesn't really make enough as filler and this opens a roster spot to sign someone to the MLE for 2 years. That will be better filler.
     
  12. lovegtm

    lovegtm Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome, thanks, makes sense.

    I guess this also answers the question of how Danny intends to keep Smart.
     
  13. Kull

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    Nailed it
     
  14. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    Didn't realize that McCann did a lengthy breakdown of Bird's situation back in September - https://www.si.com/nba/2018/09/13/jabari-bird-celtics-domestic-violence-assault-charges-arrest - found it an intereting summary of current NBA policies on DV.

    Also didn't realize that BOS had kept him on the roster all this time hoping that the investigation would be finished and they could void his contract , saving Luxury Tax money.

    Says something about their pursuit of AD.
     
  15. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Why couldn't Bos just waive Bird like the Hawks did?
     
  16. Big John

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    He would still count for luxury tax purposes if the Celtics waived him, so they would owe his guaranteed salary plus luxury tax on that amount. Atlanta is way below the luxury tax line, so it can absorb Bird's salary without penalty. The Celtics sent enough cash to Atlanta to cover that salary, and maybe a little extra to compensate the Hawks for the trouble.
     
  17. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    ahhh. thanks.
     
  18. RetractableRoof

    RetractableRoof Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I have to say that Bird was a bit of a oncourt binkie of mine, in a root for a long shot kind of way. I hope the Celtics reach out to him and continue whatever aid, treatment, they might have been providing him after his arrest. I don't say this with a eye towards his professional career, but if being a part of the Celtics organization/family does mean something, I hope they do what they can for him - even if it is outside of the public eye.
     

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