Re: Celtics - Lakers trade proposal 2014
posted at 12/24/2013 12:44 PM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
There is ZERO chance of the Celtics getting anyone to take Hump/Bogans in exchange for a pick in the top 15 of this loaded draft just to save money in 2015. The Clippers awfully run franchise being the rarest of the rare circumstances. That trade in a VERY weak draft wasn't the issue, the protection not being at least top 5 (top 10 more realistic) was the issue. Idiocy.
Danny is desperate for summer of 2015 cap space. It is far more likely we dump one of our two picks in this draft or next year in order to free ourselves of Wallace and Lee, than it would be for us to add picks.
The only move of the type you are suggesting would be something like Amare Stoudamire, Artest, Bargnani and a '14 top 12 protected 1st from NY for Hump, Wallace, Bass, Lee and Bogans.
That would be the kind of move that would give NY, once Chandler returns and they are back in the playoff hunt, four high character role players who fit around their other 6 rotations guys (Felton, Shump, Smith, Melo, Chandler and Prigioni) way better than the guys they are dumping. It might give Melo reason to sign for the max.
Boston would save 3m this year and 17 million in 2015-16 at the expense of an additional 15 or so million next year (clearly a $ move Ainge would leap at) and add an additional pick in the 18-24 range this year. If we are a borderline playoff team at the time of this trade, adding those individuals NOBODY enjoys playing with should accelerate the desired tank job to land us in the top 10.
The Knicks don't have a 2014 1st round pick.
So your idea of getting a 1st rd pick for expiring contracts is even less realistic