Re: Predictions-Celtics lineup next year
posted at 3/27/2012 12:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Predictions-Celtics lineup next year
[QUOTE]Mployee8 is wrong in this whole discussion. His original list of players that he said could be signed by the Celtics is laughable. The point is, when you factor in the 1st round picks and havng no MLE or mini-MLE
, Boston doesn't have nearly as much cap space as most think they do. Realistically, Boston could make a $13m/year offer to Hibbert, $6m to KG, $5m to Green, $2.5m room exception to Wilcox
, $3m to 1st round picks then have only $3m left. All others would have to be paid the Veterans Minimum. Not only could Boston not make a run at Nick Young, Mayo and Dragic but it doesn't look like they would be able to keep Ray or Bass.
If Boston wants to make a run at a Hibbert type player, they will have to decide who don't they keep between KG, Green and Bass.
Posted by Mark from Ct[/QUOTE]
As I said in my post, three players were astericked as depending on draft picks. Danny may keep or trade our picks and Dragic and Mayo "or" Young (not both) are selections in lieu of keeping picks or S&T's.
If Wilcox is able to come back next season as expected I doubt the C's will offer the "exception" to him prematurely. If they bring him back it would be more likely at VM to ease him back into play. The exception could be used for another PG if they don't get a good one in the draft.
If Bass opts out of his option the C's still retain Bird Rights and can sign him once over the cap or extend his current contract ... he's no problem. Ray can be kept for short money like KG as long as we renounce both KG & Ray and resign them before going over the cap.
Once KG & Ray come off the cap hold along with Sheed & JO the C's will have all sorts of flexibility to sign and trade as well as keep their 2nd tier FA's with Bird Rights.