Re: $10.3 million trade exception from the Nets deal.
posted at 3/29/2014 3:25 AM EDT
In response to Mployee8's comment:
Love would have to be a pure trade w/o using the TPE (can't be combined with other players except draft picks).
But that means DA would still have the TPE to acquire Gortat (FA) once over the cap ... or and other FA center unfer $10.3MM.
Gortat will probably be overpaid to stay in Washington, they gave up a 1st rd pick for him. He's also 2 years older than Asik.
Bass (7m), Bogans (5m) and Sully (2m) + our '14 pick (6-8 range) and the better of our two 2016 1st rd picks is solid value for Love. Sully just turned 22 and is playing like the top 5 pick he was supposed to be. The '16 pick is unprotected. Sounds like the T'Wolves are going to try and keep Love though. Fat chance.
But say we pull that pipe dream deal off. How about the TPE for Aaron Afflalo? The Magic have Oladipo as the SG of the future. Afflalo is 28 (like Rondo) and will want big $ soon. The Magic pick Randle or Vonleh with their pick at 4-6, then see a PG they want badly at 18-19 and trade us Afflalo for that pick and the better of our two picks in 2015 (top 10 protected).
Finally, Humphries (S&T at 3/24 or 2/18) and Favarani to the Rockets for Asik.
Ainge still matches offers for Bradley, signs Bayless for like 2 years 6 million and signs Pierce for 2 years at the MLE so he ends his career in Boston and passes Hondo for most years as a Celtic.
C - Asik, Olynyk
PF - Love, (Wallace/Olynyk)
SF - Green, Pierce, Wallace
SG - Afflalo, AB
PG - Rondo, Bayless, Pressey
Is that the best starting 5 since the '04 Pistons? I guess Love and Rondo are all-stars but I wouldn't call them superstars. Prince and Rip are pretty even with Green and Afflalo and Asik is a rim protector like Big Ben.
Bench is AWESOME