- Dec 21, 2001
So, time for Danny to pick a lane.
What are your three dimes?He's worth it for the Celtics, even if it is an overpay because a quarter is greater than 3 dimes in the NBA. You have to acquire him now so you can offer him the max in the summer.
I don't think DA picks the lane. I think the lane is set for him by the other GMs. If DA can get a good deal, he'll pull the trigger. But he, for example, is not sending out two 1sts and Nesmith/Romeo for Gordon.So, time for Danny to pick a lane.
Why does this team need an elite 5? I feel like that's the last thing they need. The big rotation is not the problem here.The only lane that gets us to a title is finding an elite 5. I dont even know that this lane exists. Gordon, Barnes...none of those guys win us a title. And I dont know that it is worth the pieces necessary to get this underperforming team back to no better than where they were last year.
I dont know if a window ever existed to get that piece, but if it did, I fear we missed it.
I mean, it's the Pacers. They might trade us Sabonis if we offer Tatum, Brown, 3 unprotected 1st's, and 2 swaps.It's a damn Mike Corleone "just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" moment every year the week of the deadline. Can't help myself from getting sucked into the void that is NBA trade rumor Twitter.
The team is starting to get expensive, and will get even more expensive when TJ Warren hits free agency. From Bird we know that the Pacers have two priorities, remain competitive and south of the tax line. With Warren and LaVert they can remain competitive assuming good returns on Brogdon and Sabonis.I mean, yes please? Not the greatest fit on D but what an offense that would be. Why would they move Sabonis tho? Do they want to keep Turner now? Total rebuild?
A franchise who was trying to win a title certainly might decide that Sabonis is a very good player who probably can't be a 1 or 2 on a championship team--he can bullyball small guys but not big ones, and while his passing is very good he isn't quite elite at anything else. But he's very good at a lot.I mean, it's the Pacers. They might trade us Sabonis if we offer Tatum, Brown, 3 unprotected 1st's, and 2 swaps.
Yup. And his contract is an absolute steal at $18-19M / season for the next few years. He's incredibly valuable for Indiana. Brogdon has a similar team-friendly deal but I could see them at least considering dealing him if someone were willing to pony up a young player and/or multiple picks.A franchise who was trying to win a title certainly might decide that Sabonis is a very good player who probably can't be a 1 or 2 on a championship team--he can bullyball small guys but not big ones, and while his passing is very good he isn't quite elite at anything else. But he's very good at a lot.
Indiana, of course, is just trying to win 40-50 games and make the playoffs every year so he's a great fit there.
Wow. Time to ship his ass out.On the Ringer podcast today, KOC and Chris Vernon are talking about the Celtics. Vernon was at the game last night and says they don't have team chemistry or togetherness at all. Vernon has heard that Marcus Smart is a problem right now because of the trade rumors surrounding him. He thinks he's getting traded and it has affected him being totally engaged night in and night out. Another thing he's heard is that Tristan Thompson is a huge issue in the locker room. He is "resented" in the locker room because he won't stop going out partying which is breaking COVID protocols. He says Thompson does not want to play. KOC says he's heard the same thing on TT.