2018 Buyout Market

cheech13

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Now that the trade deadline has passed we are officially in buyout season. The media seems to think there will be a lot of good players available.

Greg Monroe we already know about, but Joe Johnson and Marco Belinelli are working on buyouts right now. Tony Allen has already been waived.

Noel, Favors, and IT have all been rumored but still seem unlikely. Dedmon is another that has been talked about.

Thoughts about these guys and where they might end up?
 

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Cs should be focused on Belinelli and, failing that, Carter or Johnson.

I cannot see Evans being bought out but you never know.

The rest of the list is just a bunch of NBA ham and eggers.
 

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I'd take an NBA Ham 'N Egger for 6-8 minutes a game over Nader any day.
I'm tempted to say Baynes now too who has totally fallen off the map.
 

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If you don't like Baynes anymore, you guys should be all over Willie Reed, another rumored buyout guy. Seems like a great fit in Stevens-ball — young, athletic, efficient — and if you don't nab him he may end up on Cleveland, making them that much scarier.
 
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Belinelli has been bought out. Cut Nader. Cut Larkin. Set Yabusele free. None of those guys is worth keeping over an actual NBA player who can help with the offense.
 

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“BrokenWing” Wright seems like a great fit there — basically “Capela light,” something they didn’t have before.

Iso Joe seems more like indiscriminate Morey starf*cking to me. Beyond the potential that he’s semi-cooked (almost 37 and putting up .492 true shooting), I don’t see what need he fills. Seems more likely to mess with their chemistry by taking minutes from Gerald Green and/or Ryan Anderson, both of whom tend to thrive on increased minutes and usage. And any minutes he takes from LMAM, Tucker or Ariza hurt their D.

Probably not a big deal so long as he mostly rides the pine, but given how well the Rockets are playing, scoring and fitting together right now, I would have given a pass to a ball-pounding wannabe star like Johnson.
 

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January Joe woulda been nice off bench for Celtics. Just 8-10 extra points every night, which is more then they are getting now.
 

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January Joe woulda been nice off bench for Celtics. Just 8-10 extra points every night, which is more then they are getting now.
Iso Joe can help a contender down the stretch on their second unit. The nice thing about an older scorer/player like this on your second unit is that on nights when he has his legs and has his offense going you can extend his minutes some.......while it being apparent on nights when he doesn't he gets shorter minutes. He's had big games off the bench in 6 of his last 15.....that is great production from a second unit guy.
 

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By just about every metric, Johnson is cooked. I was wrong above. The Cs should even keep Nader over him.
Sure as a full time player he would be an awful pickup. Second unit role players shouldn't be judged solely by metrics that is silly as it doesn't factor in his role. As I said, his overall numbers are dragged down by his bad nights which don't play a large factor while on his good nights he has a positive impact as he has in 6 of his last 15.

Second unit guys are inconsistent by nature so when you can maximize their big nights while minimize the no-shows he can impact victories even if his "overall" numbers show he's cooked as a regular. Think Sam Cassell when he was here. He very well may have saved our season in the first two games of the Cleveland series in 2008.
 
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With Belinelli and Johnson likely signing with their new teams in the next 48 hours, do the Celtics stay out of the buyout market and hope for Gordon?
 

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If you don't like Baynes anymore, you guys should be all over Willie Reed, another rumored buyout guy. Seems like a great fit in Stevens-ball — young, athletic, efficient — and if you don't nab him he may end up on Cleveland, making them that much scarier.
Reed is currently sidelined with an ankle injury and also about to begin a 6-game suspension for domestic abuse. I'll put the chances of Willie Reed becoming a Celtic at a shade under zero.