Re: Could Faverani hit these numbers?
posted at 1/23/2014 2:16 AM EST
In response to Fiercy's comment:
I never said anything about trading our core for draft picks.
What I said was Ainge should get something for our tradables(Humpy, Bass, Lee, and Wallace).
Ainge already got rid of Lee's contract for an expiring contract.
My core of Celtic players are Sully, Oly, and AB.
Rondo and Jeff Green can be traded later.
But I don't think Ainge will trade Sully, Oly, and AB.
There you have it.
Again, I never said trade our core players for draft picks.
We can get draft picks for Humpy and Bass.
Can't see why you'd overpay for AB when for similar $ you can have Turner next season or Hayward. Hayward won't get more than $10MM ... the $12MM is agent BS trying to massage the marketplace. To some degree AB's agent has done the same thing with the $8MM remarks to the press. Logic says that neither are worth the kind of money being bandied about in the press.
I see no reason why Ainge wouldn't trade Oly more so than Sully in a trade for an All-Star or Super-Star if able to pull one off and needing to include either. They aren't off limits.
I'm still waiting to hear from you which contenders have a #1 draft pick that they'd concede for Hump .... Silence is deafening and I assume that means that there are no takers willing to pay that price. Therefore Humps expiring is more valuable to the C's and as said before, especially if able to resign him at a discount.
I can only see a team like Philly that is under the team minimum salary, lacking veteran leadership and depending on a rookie SF (once/if Turner is traded) having any interest in Wallace (provided they get a #1 draft pick to do so). They can keep him, waive him or do a buy-out and stretch it without affecting their cap situation that much. Taking Wallace after this season means stretching $20MM or less over 5 years ($4MM/Yr). If they work a buy-out it can be even less.