Re: Team I want on the court next season
posted at 1/25/2014 12:50 PM EST
Bradley, Johnson, Seldon (Nets pick)
Hayward, Hood (Jeff Green pick), Wallace
Embiid (Celtic pick), Faverani
Trade 1: Jeff Green for an expiring & a pick
Trade 2: Brandon Bass for 2 2nd round picks and expiring
Option B: Draft Wiggins or Parker with the 2nd pick. Go for Isaiah Austin on the Jeff Green pick. Austin is as big as Embiid with much more skill, much closer player to Anthony Davis. He only has one eye, so limited vision, but he's a hard, hard worker.
I want to redo my "next year" team:
Rondo (12), Pressey
Bradley (6), Johnson, Seldon (Jeff Green pick)
Hayward (9), Hood (Nets)
Sullinger (2), Bass (7)
Cousins (16), Favarani (2), Anthony (4)
Trade 1: Jeff Green for an expiring and a pick
Trade 2: Olynyk, Embiid, Wallace, Celtics 2015 1st for Cousins
Call me crazy, but lets say a scenario plays out where Parker is off the board and the Celtics can select Embiid and the Kings have a later pick. Would the Kings not jump at the chance to clean house with Cousins and start a new foundation of era Wiggins & Embiid in their new stadium with new owners?
On our side of things, its one legitimate Center for one huge prospect. Celtics would need to overpay for Cousins, adding a 2015 protected pick and another young player in Olynyk in addition to dumping Wallace's contract.
I think the Celtics can compete in the east with a starting 5 of Rondo, Bradley, Hayward, Sullinger, Cousins. Since this is now a contender, we keep Bass. We draft Hood and Seldon, two players who look NBA ready and could (cheaply) off the bench. We then use the MLE to sign a pair of free agent veterans to round off the bench (*cough* Pierce minimum deal *cough*)