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Thad Young has started 162 games for Indy over the last 2 seasons and averaged over 31mpg. That's a pretty good indication Nate McMillen likes him. I'd expect they'd retain him.
https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/1142253107436556289
https://twitter.com/cliffWISH8/status/1141822110526005249
https://twitter.com/GrantAfseth/status/1141921540734193664

He could be back, but all indications seem to be that they want Sabonis to play the 4 more, and they are focused on Bogdanovic, I'd guess Thad gets a better offer elsewhere and they wish him well
 

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Agreed. Now that Rozier's future salary is a deterrent instead of an asset I want nothing to do with Terry (even at Smart's price). Also, want nothing to do with MaMo (and his hideous defense).

Tyus Jones and Brogdon are restricted FA PGs Danny could target.

Not sure he'd be made available but Monte Morris would be inexpensive, under the radar PG I'd like to start for the C's next season. He's blocked in Denver with Murray/Harris starting. Torrey Craig/Beasley signed and on the bench. Offer a future 1st round pick & Edwards or Waters? OR maybe Denver attaches a bad contract to Morris...

If Indy resigns Thad Young, I want Danny to go after Sabonis hard. They have Turner signed up long term, Leaf/McDemott around for multiple years, and they played Young 30mpg compared to Sabonis 24mpg.
Until they traded for Warren the Pacers lacked wing depth.

What're your thoughts on adding Sabonis and Monte Morris to the Celtics starting unit next season?
Monte Morris is a good and cheap second team point guard. Denver is not trading him anytime soon.
 

Jimbodandy

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He's a restricted FA next season, he's about to get expensive like Brown.

They have Turner signed for the next 4 seasons. They like Young at the 4. They drafted Goga. Leaf is there. They lack wings.

Brown for Sabonis works
Jesus man. I know that you're bummed about Baynes, but I could cross Sabonis. They need more defense with Al leaving not less.
 

DrewDawg

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I was just going off the quote on the previous page that said 4/160. Either way, I am unsure I want any part of that contract
I was the one that posted it. It was 4/140.

It is expected that Vucevic would command a max contract, which means that he's eligible to sign a five-year, $189.7 million deal with the Magic or a four-year, $140.6 million deal with another franchise such as the Lakers -- which would mean an annual salary of roughly $35 million. In other words, while the Lakers would love to sign Vucevic, I can't realistically see a scenario where that actually ends up being a reality considering he's a 28-year-old center in his prime who can sign for the max with Orlando.

But your larger point likely stands.
 

benhogan

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Jesus man. I know that you're bummed about Baynes, but I could cross Sabonis. They need more defense with Al leaving not less.
Ha, with Kyrie, Rozier and MaMo leaving, we can suit you up and the defense will get better (the D would have been solid if Baynes/Horford had stayed, but you'll do;)).
We could always add Ed Davis, Dedmon (actually like him), take on Steven Adam's deal plus picks OR
spend $140MM for Vucevic:eek:

Sabonis is a fine defensive player, but there is probably less than a 1% chance we land him (or Monte Morris). Just trying to see if there are "blocked" players around the League that would thrive in Celtic green.

 

oumbi

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If the Celtics are looking under rocks and in Filene's Basement for a decent center, maybe Thomas Bryant would work?

Only 21 years old. In 21 mpg in 72 games with Washington he averaged 10.5 pts and 6.3 rbs. His 2 pt% was .685, tops in the NBA I think, and FT% was 78.1%.

I believe he is a RFA with the Wizards, but they can only offer/match around $9.38 million since he is an early Bird. They can go over that, but it requires using cap space I believe. But please check on that someone.

Here is a highlight video of him last season.