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I consider Ibaka a much better get for Boston, as a marginally better three point shooter who rebounds and blocks shots.
I have to agree with you here. It could be recency bias but Ibaka also had a very good playoffs and was at times their best player in the Celtics series. If they could lock him up for 2-3 years at the full MLE that would be a fantastic get
 

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Milsap shot the three at 41% last year, all catch and shoot. If he gets the full MLE, it’s like getting a team oriented Marcus Morris type at almost half the cost.

He’s old, and hasn’t had great playoff numbers, but at a fourth or fifth option could be successful in Boston shooting open threes. Not my first choice for a MLE signing, but acceptable for one or two years
Millsap good % from corner 3s over the last 4 seasons.

He also had the best +/- per 100 on the Nuggets last season (7th most minutes)

 

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I have to agree with you here. It could be recency bias but Ibaka also had a very good playoffs and was at times their best player in the Celtics series. If they could lock him up for 2-3 years at the full MLE that would be a fantastic get
Agreed. Ibaka would be a much better get than Milsap. Not sure it is all that close actually.

Also - Can't believe that Gordon Hayward got 35 million more than Fred VanVleet
 

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Have any of the reporters gotten a single thing right this offseason?

"Hayward remains focused on signing with Indiana..."
"Boston remains at the top of Millsaps list."
"Harden to Brooklyn! Book it!"

What's the deal this offseason?
 

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Have any of the reporters gotten a single thing right this offseason?

"Hayward remains focused on signing with Indiana..."
"Boston remains at the top of Millsaps list."
"Harden to Brooklyn! Book it!"

What's the deal this offseason?
Sometimes I do google news search and look at predictions, and realize how bad everyone is even when there are only a few options.
 

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Have any of the reporters gotten a single thing right this offseason?

"Hayward remains focused on signing with Indiana..."
"Boston remains at the top of Millsaps list."
"Harden to Brooklyn! Book it!"

What's the deal this offseason?
In fairness the Nets have been leaking the Harden is deadset on Brooklyn thing. I guess in hopes of discouraging other teams from getting into the bidding. I doubt it works. And given the empirical evidence (the Haywards suddenly selling their other homes and moving back to Indianapolis) he probably was focused on getting there until the Pacers refusal to part with anything led to Bartelstein calling around to see who else was still interested.
 

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Who is out there for PGs that people would like?

I see the following and I'm not really enamored with any:
Reggie Jackson
Jeff Teague
IT
Yogi
Shabazz
Jordan McLaughlin

ugh. Anyone have someone in mind?
 

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Who is out there for PGs that people would like?

I see the following and I'm not really enamored with any:
Reggie Jackson
Jeff Teague
IT
Yogi
Shabazz
Jordan McLaughlin

ugh. Anyone have someone in mind?
Mclaughlin is ok. Anything available from Europe? maybe Larkin or Wannamaker returns

Obviously, I'd bring back Aron Baynes

At the start of the 2019 season, Miami took big $$$ players James Johnson/Dion Waiters out of the rotation. Spo immediately handed minutes to Duncan Robinson, Nunn and Herro. It was a bold move that paid off.

The C's could slowly do something similar w/ some of their youngsters: Grant, TL, Langford, Nesmith, Pritchard, Waters (without having a malcontent like Waiters around)
 
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I'd be in favor of Shaq Harrison, he can carry the ball up floor, which is all the backup PG here needs to do with Smart's playmaking and the burgeoning abilities of the Jay-Crew.
 

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Baynes is the obvious answer if the money's right, isn't he? If everyone's healthy Grant/Timelord/Theis isn't a bad rotation at big. But two of those guys get dinged up often, and one is a foul machine sometimes. Also none are likely even 6'9" barefoot. Plus Baynes gives you the beef that you're missing about 10 times a season (not including playoffs).
 

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Mclaughlin is ok. Anything available from Europe? maybe Larkin or Wannamaker returns

Obviously, I'd bring back Aron Baynes

At the start of the 2019 season, Miami took big $$$ players James Johnson/Dion Waiters out of the rotation. Spo immediately handed minutes to Duncan Robinson, Nunn and Herro. It was a bold move that paid off.

The C's could slowly do something similar w/ some of their youngsters: Grant, TL, Langford, Nesmith, Pritchard, Waters (without having a malcontent like Waiters around)
I like McLaughlin most on the list but he's young and unproven too. Only 30 games, all with the Wolves.
 

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Baynes is the obvious answer if the money's right, isn't he? If everyone's healthy Grant/Timelord/Theis isn't a bad rotation at big. But two of those guys get dinged up often, and one is a foul machine sometimes. Also none are likely even 6'9" barefoot. Plus Baynes gives you the beef that you're missing about 10 times a season (not including playoffs).
Yeah. Already proven effective against Embiid and played well in Phoenix. Get it done, Theo. Baynes or Ibaka are at the top of my wish list.
 

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Baynes is the obvious answer if the money's right, isn't he? If everyone's healthy Grant/Timelord/Theis isn't a bad rotation at big. But two of those guys get dinged up often, and one is a foul machine sometimes. Also none are likely even 6'9" barefoot. Plus Baynes gives you the beef that you're missing about 10 times a season (not including playoffs).
Yeah, a Baynes/Harrison tandem goes a long ay towards solidifying the bench.
 

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Yeah. Already proven effective against Embiid and played well in Phoenix. Get it done, Theo. Baynes or Ibaka are at the top of my wish list.
He actually was generally uite ineffective against Embiid, go check the numbers Embiid torched him, Horford was the one who gave him issues.
 

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He actually was generally uite ineffective against Embiid, go check the numbers Embiid torched him, Horford was the one who gave him issues.
yea Al was Embiid kryptonite.

I do recall AB hitting a bunch of his wrong-footed 3s in those playoffs.

AB's offensive game is probably a little more rounded after a year in PHO. He attempted 4 3's a game last season, he never attempted anything close to that with Boston
 

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He actually was generally uite ineffective against Embiid, go check the numbers Embiid torched him, Horford was the one who gave him issues.
Hmm, my memory must already be fading. I think my preference at this point is Ibaka but Baynes would be decent fall back option.
 

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yea Al was Embiid kryptonite.

I do recall AB hitting a bunch of his wrong-footed 3s in those playoffs.

AB's offensive game is probably a little more rounded after a year in PHO. He attempted 4 3's a game last season, he never attempted anything close to that with Boston
Baynes did well shooting 3s against Embiid, so people didn't notice that he was getting killed on the other end. Maybe he made Embiid work, but at the end of that work was a whole lot of efficient scoring.
 

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Wanamaker never quit on his dream of playing in the NBA. All credit to him as he moves on to the Warriors. I wonder if the Celtics can do better for that kind of short money.

Steph is now the second most accurate free throw shooter of the Warrior PGs.
 

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Makes a lot of sense for the Hornets to do a trade. Stretching and waiving Batum is a brutal plan.
They'd probably still be waiving and stretching Batum.

I think this would be Boston sending a 2nd to Charlotte with Hayward and Charlotte sending a fake 2nd back, creating a huge TPE for Boston.
 

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They'd probably still be waiving and stretching Batum.

I think this would be Boston sending a 2nd to Charlotte with Hayward and Charlotte sending a fake 2nd back, creating a huge TPE for Boston.
and as the poster above says... Bogdan would be in play. I'd almost prefer him to Hayward.

Do the Thompson and Teague signings affect anything with the C's willingness to take on salary? How much is Bogdan getting?
 

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They'd probably still be waiving and stretching Batum.

I think this would be Boston sending a 2nd to Charlotte with Hayward and Charlotte sending a fake 2nd back, creating a huge TPE for Boston.
Or maybe a first for Malik Monk who’s now superfluous for the Hornets. Or possibly PJ Washington whose playing time is going to go down with Hayward’s arrival.
 

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Just playing with numbers... Boston is now hard capped because of using the full MLE for Tristan Thompson. If they can create a massive trade exception for Gordon Hayward, they would have enough room under the hard cap to accept a player for a salary up to about $20M in a S&T.

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I did this assuming Jeff Teague is getting the Bi-Annual Exception too. If he's coming to Boston on a veteran minimum, the Celtics have about $22M under the hard cap.
 
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