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  1. lexrageorge

    Rich Paul/SI Article....

    It wasn’t AD saying it was “The Management”. It was Rich Paul, who’s had millions of reasons to stretch the truth. And 4th hand info about Danny’s relationships with players that contradicts everything we’ve heard about the same is not something I would give any credence to.
  2. lexrageorge

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Without Kyrie's salary, they would be at $102M or so, which puts them $36M below the apron. A Horford extension could probably save another $3M off that, so call it $39M. Now, they may want to re-sign Morris (who's indicated he would like to return), and likely Rozier as well. Combined...
  3. lexrageorge

    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    They can have up to 20 players on the roster during the offseason, so I think they could still use their exceptions to sign the necessary free agents. But it would be tough and a bit strange for Houston to take that deal as well.
  4. lexrageorge

    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    A sign-and-trade of Kyrie would give them the necessary trade exception to fit Capela. Baynes, Yabu, Williams and their 3 draft picks may do it, but this starts gets into the rather bizarre corners of the salary cap, so don't quote me on it.
  5. lexrageorge

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    As that is only 5 players under contract, they would be subject to an incomplete roster charge for 7 players, which would take about $6.3M off that $34M. They could offer Kemba ~$28.5M, which he may or may not take. And they would then be limited to vet minimum salaries for the rest of their...
  6. lexrageorge

    Pats file tampering charges against Texans

    Money, maybe. Title, probably not. Because, outside the Krafts, there is one person with the final say, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
  7. lexrageorge

    Rich Paul/SI Article....

    From 2016: https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2016/11/kevin_durant_explains_why_he_w.html From 2018: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2018/06/04/kevin-durant-tom-brady-celtics-pitch-hamptons I don't get the vibe from any of the quotes in the links above that Durant never had any...
  8. lexrageorge

    Rich Paul/SI Article....

    No other organization would have handled Thomas any differently. And I do recall quotes from Durant saying he was impressed with Boston's pitch; he wasn't doing the Mark Texieria.
  9. lexrageorge

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Davis will be 31 and 32 during those last 2 seasons of the Pels getting the Lakers picks, and LeBron is likely retired. With the flattened lottery odds, all it takes is one or two off years by the Lakers for the picks to pay off. Valuing those out year picks with any certainty is almost...
  10. lexrageorge

    Rich Paul/SI Article....

    Kyrie was perfectly happy his first year and into his second year here. And, for all of Ainge's supposed inability to suck up star players, he did recruit two highly sought after free agents in Horford and Hayward to come to Boston, and would have landed KD had it not been for the Warriors...
  11. lexrageorge

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    The Celtics can (and will) offer what is allowed via the CBA, which will be more than what Kyrie will get from Brooklyn. But that will not be enough to retain Kyrie, who's already made his decision known.
  12. lexrageorge

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    The Celtics would have lost Tatum, mostly likely Smart (needed for the salary cap situation), and probably the Memphis pick to obtain Davis. Kyrie obviously made it clear he was leaving no matter what, and Davis' agent made it clear he was a rental for any team by the Lakers. I'm not even sure...
  13. lexrageorge

    Al Horford: does he stay or does he go?

    Horford did state he would like to return to Boston. And Boston may be in the best position to give him a 2-3 year, non-max deal.
  14. lexrageorge

    Al Horford: does he stay or does he go?

    Current roster assuming both Horford and Kyrie leaves and they renounce all their other free agents (Morris, Rozier, Theis, et al) and if they waive Ojeleye adds up to $70M. Added to that would be cap holds for their 3 first round draft picks (I'm guessing around $6M), plus another 2 holds for...
  15. lexrageorge

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Ainge was smart to not deal Tatum + assets for a rental player. And it was obviously no secret that it was LA or bust for Davis, or I'm convinced some other team would have made a play, as that Laker offer was definitely beatable. I mean, NO basically traded a dollar bill for 3 pennies and...
  16. lexrageorge

    Old guys playing in different eras

    Going off topic, but that head-to-head comparison between Russell and Wilt is often cited as "Wilt dominating Russell" statistically. But, IMO, that is a flawed analysis, as it misses a very important context. In the 1961-62 season, Wilt averaged 50.4 points per game on 50.6% FG shooting. He...
  17. lexrageorge

    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    Porcello is on an expiring contract and has value as a rental for a playoff contending team that is looking for starting pitching depth. And, while it would entail some risk, it's not inconceivable that the team decides to move on from Ed-Rod. Bradley's fielding gives him some value as well...
  18. lexrageorge

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    The biggest issue with what you proposed is that the Celtics get screwed by the CBA when it comes to calculating Kyrie's outgoing salary. His outgoing would only be his current salary, or $20.1M. And the TPE's cannot be combined with other salaries or exceptions, so there would be no way to...
  19. lexrageorge

    2019-2020 Bruins

    Agreed. During the regular season, teams at home do have advantages. The road team may be on an extended road trip, or could be on the second half of a back-to-back on the road. Time zone changes and the grind of travel in general means teams can be fatigued. Added to all that is the...
  20. lexrageorge

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    Obviously every team has injuries of some sort this time of year. Just saying, they can provide a partial explanation of why a particular player's ice time is limited, or why they seem to be less than 100% effective. It's far more useful of an indicator than "they just didn't try hard enough"...