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  1. Manzivino

    Celtics in 18-19

    Jabari Bird, come on down! Interesting to see if they stretched his cap hit or not.
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    Smart is Happy: 4/$52 Deal

    Especially considering they’re capped out anyway if Horford sticks around and an extended Rozier would be more attractive as the salary in a star trade than Smart. If Kyrie leaves, they’re snap extending Rozier.
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    Smart is Happy: 4/$52 Deal

    Aside from dumping Morris, they can also get under the luxury tax threshold by trading Yabusele and waiving Nader (either for a $450k hit this year or $65k for the next 7 if they pick up his non-guaranteed 2020-21 option and the stretch him). Given the long odds of Yabu becoming a useful player...
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    2018 Vegas Summer League

    Would two additional summer league games really move the needle to the point someone offers him enough that the C’s don’t snap match? More likely they’re doing him a solid and not risking him getting injured without an NBA deal.
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    2018 Vegas Summer League

    Celtics didn’t play in Utah
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    2018 NBA offseason thread

    Offer sheets have to be to at least three years, Chicago couldn’t have signed Parker to a 1 and 1 without the Bucks rescinding the QO.
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    2018 Vegas Summer League

    Correct, they couldn't have the cap holds on their books for cap purposes so they needed to either roll the picks or draft guys that wouldn't even threaten to come over. With perfect hindsight they would have been better off spiking Amir Johnson's non-guaranteed $12M or renouncing Tyler Zeller...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    Which, again, was 5th on the team and he was routinely in the closing lineup. Smart may average mid-20s (though I think it’s closer to 20 with the starters all at 35+ and Rozier taking all the backup minutes at PG) but he’s not going to be finishing games outside of purely defensive possessions...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    Iguodala has been one of the top 5 in minutes played every year he’s been in Golden State and is part of their lineup to close games. That’s not what Smart’s role would be here, especially in the playoffs.
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    2018 Vegas Summer League

    Non-zero chance they don’t even pick up Yabu’s option for 2019-20 at this point.
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    2018 Vegas Summer League

    He’s unavailable, recovering from wrist surgery. I’ve been waiting for Nader to get Demetrius Jacksoned since December but honestly if Smart signs the QO I think they have space to just take the full $450k hit this year and not have to stretch it.
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    Jurassic World 3: Where the Dinosaurs have Quad Injuries and Hate Their Shoe Deals

    The flipside of this is maybe the Sixers are reluctant to do it because they know his medical situation better than anyone. If they believed he was healthy and they have a good chance to re-sign him and still have max space next year I can’t believe they would hold it up over Fultz. They also...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    Those aren’t the only options but in the scenario you lay out the point is to have Smart around to maximize winning potential this year, have him as Kyrie insurance next year and gamble that his contract is movable next year if Kyrie stays. There is really no need to take that gamble because...
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    2018 NBA offseason thread

    1) Generally there’s a buyout involved when waiving a player where the player accepts less than the full contract amount, so the team saves cash that way. Releasing a player without a buyout offers no relief and players are usually willing to take the buyout rather than be stuck on a team that...
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    2018 NBA offseason thread

    Only when both are.
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    2018 NBA offseason thread

    Phoenix was actually better with him off the court last year. Have to pay someone to sell tickets though.
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    Spotrac has them at a little under $8.5 assuming Williams gets 120% of rookie Basically if he signs the QO the Cs are fine, anything else they’ll have to make some moves to avoid the tax. Picking up Nader’s non-guaranteed option and waiving him frees up anywhere from $900k to $1.3M so if Smart...
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    Jimmy Butler wants out? To play with Kyrie?

    I love Kyrie and want him running the show for the next 5 years. But if Hayward returns at 100% and Tatum develops offensively as expected, you can make the argument that Kyrie is the most replaceable of the starting 5 given salary and the depth of the PG position around the league. This is...
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    2018 NBA offseason thread

    He is going to get a nice boost playing next to Davis. Also sets him up to hit UFA next year when half the league forgets the discipline of the last two years and spends like sailors again.