Re: Predictions-Celtics lineup next year
posted at 3/27/2012 3:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Predictions-Celtics lineup next year
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Predictions-Celtics lineup next year : 4. With $25 million, can we sign Dwight Howard ? Deron Williams ? Both? The most we can offer either Howard or Deron in the first year of a new contract is 30% of the cap, or around $18.3 million. Each could earn slightly more in their first year via a sign-and-trade, but it's pretty safe to say that both will earn between $18 million and $20 million on a max deal. Therefore, it's possible that we could sign one, but it's unlikely we could get both. The only way that is realistically possible is if we included Rondo in a sign-and-trade to either Orlando or New Jersey. 5. Okay, so we sign Howard, and have $5 million in cap room. Now what? We would be able to fill out our roster with that $5 million. In addition, we'd be able to sign a free agent with a "room exception" of $2.5 million per year, for up to two years. Also, we could sign players to minimum salary contracts. 6. Once we've spent up to the cap, can we sign our own free agents with Bird Rights? No. Once a free agent is renounced, Bird Rights are permanently extinguished. At that point, you can only sign free agents with cap room, or to minimum contracts. That means that if we signed Dwight Howard, it's likely that we wouldn't have the money to afford either Jeff Green or Brandon Bass. 7. What about the MLE? The bi-annual exception? Teams with cap room have to renounce the MLE / LLE just like they would a free agent. We wouldn't be able to use either of these exceptions next year. http://www.celticsblog.com/2012/1/27/2752081/how-much-money-do-we-have-for-free-agents-anyway
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Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
My two latest Rondo trades are:
1. Rondo, Moore and JJJ for Conley and Mayo
My reasoning - PG is a wash, MEM will not re-sign him - get him for the qualifying offer, then worry about it later. MEM will get something for him, replace a starter with a starter and get two bench/role players.
2. Rondo for Millsap - Utah wants to get rid of Devin Harris, and give playing time to the younger forwards. This would then allow us to sign Mo Williams, who I don't think wants to come off the bench next year.
Can still give a max to Kaman or McGee or Hibbert, and sign Green. Bass will hopefully stay.....and draft well.
Kaman or McGee or Hibbert/Steamer
I think KG will retire- just a hunch!