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21 May 2017 18:59:17
What is happening to the Celtics by the Cavs will definitely change what Boston does this off season

No matter who they threw at LeBron just didn't work so they need someone bigger and more stronger and as much as I don't want to say this... Melo might be that guy..

Boston trades Crowder, 2018 Boston pick, 2017 2-second rd. picks and Jonas Jerebko (S&T)

Knicks trade Melo and W Hernangomez

This allows Boston to either draft #1 or trade down this year or trade this years pick for someone useful..


1.) 21 May 2017 20:37:23
I'm far from a Melo hater, but. CARMELO ANTHONY is a Lebron stopper?!?

2.) 21 May 2017 21:06:57
Is Melo better than Crowder?
And I didn't say Melo is that guy. "might" is the key word there!

3.) 21 May 2017 21:32:59
The only thing that Anthony stops is ball movement. CA can't stop James when he jogs back down the court when he doesn't get the ball on offense.
That doesn't even start to address the question of why the Celtics would waste that kind of money on a declining ISO player and not have the cash left to get the rim defender they need.
If Ainge hits his head on the pavement and decides he wants Anthony, the 2018 first-rounder would probably get it done.

4.) 21 May 2017 22:21:36
If I'm Boston I wouldn't even give up Melo for Crowder straight up (in large part due to the 20+ mill salary difference which could basically be Hayward) . Melo is a below average defender and not half the athlete Lebron is. Nobody in the league can really defend Lebron by themselves it takes an entire team (force him to shoot from the outside and get no easy buckets inside) .

5.) 21 May 2017 23:48:54
Yea I'd rather have Crowder and his contract over Melo.

6.) 21 May 2017 23:58:49
I agree jaws, nobody can defend LBJ. Maybe they shouldn't sign a max FA. Maybe they should trade down and try to get a big man in the process (Orlando)? Let the next year play out and start then. After all, they did get to where they're at with this group of players. Just need a good C.

But I do wish that some people on here would explain or give their own proposals instead of just disagreeing just for the hell it, And you people know who you are. My grandkids do a better job of explaining.

7.) 22 May 2017 01:01:56

What signings or trades will get the C's closer to the finals next year?

8.) 22 May 2017 18:27:05
I seen Melo play Lebron better than any Celtics. not in transit but definitely in 1/ 2 court.



17 May 2017 16:56:05
What if the Suns wanted to move up in the draft?

Boston sends the #1, Bradley to the Suns..

Suns send the #4 and Bledsoe to the Celtics..


1.) 17 May 2017 17:44:05
Bradley has more value than Bledsoe in my eyes.

2.) 17 May 2017 18:15:06
This is true Bmiller, but only for 1 more yr, they are not going to resign Bradley and IT together, they'll only be able to sign one. So getting Bledsoe would give them an extra year of flexibility plus a better scorer than AB and a better distributor. Who knows, maybe this summer Ainge will pull off a better trade than back in 07.

3.) 17 May 2017 19:15:01
Personally billj I think the C's would either have Fultz, or use that pick as trade bait for a bigger star.

4.) 17 May 2017 21:31:59
No way they are trading out of #1. I think they view Fultz as a "Westbrook" type. An all star for a long time.

5.) 17 May 2017 22:30:31
Yumbo. They do not need another Guard!

If they "do" take him, he will be traded by July.



14 May 2017 05:09:38
If the C's get #1 Tuesday.

Celtics trade #1, 2- 2017 2nd rd., 1 future 2019 1st rd. and Zeller.

Wolves trade Karl-Anthony Towns and the #6 pick.


1.) 14 May 2017 05:22:43
Get ready to be roasted for this trade.

2.) 14 May 2017 07:08:58
Towns won't get that haul jus yet maybe in a year or two but deals like that are for the best players in the league.

3.) 14 May 2017 07:50:11
I think that's a bad trade for Minnesota. Towns is a star and one of the best bigs in the league.

4.) 14 May 2017 12:02:40
Townes is almost untouchable. Thst offer is no where close.

5.) 14 May 2017 14:11:01
Towns won't get that haul? You realize it's not a good offer right?

So it's towns and this years 6th for the 1st. A couple 2nds (worthless) and a future first (prob not worth much) . Oh and seller. That's AWFUL.

Not worth that yet? What's are you smoking.

Let's say thatfuture first is the 6th overall. So cancel out the two 6 picks, even though the Minnesota one is more valuable because it's now and a loaded draft.

Basically, you are offering fultz 2 seconds and zeller for an established franchise cornerstone. Laughable.

6.) 15 May 2017 00:29:26
So then Hamburger, What do you think the Celtics should do to get a Center? Wolves will never be a Championship team, it's not in their make up. They are the Oakland A's of the NBA. Towns numbers are what they are because he's on a rotten team, You really think they would be that on a Cavs, Warriors team?

7.) 15 May 2017 01:22:07
Billj, Towns is one of the most valuable players in the league. He's 21, he's an elite athlete for his size, has range out to the three, has the physical skills to become a great defender, already averaged 25 and 12 on 55 percent from the field, and is controlled for at least 5 more years. Even on good teams he would be a 20 and 10 guy at worst. He's the kind of player who changes the fortune of a franchise. The Celtics could offer all of their picks and young players and the Timberwolves would turn it down.

8.) 15 May 2017 02:48:50
I hear what your saying rk. But I just don't think that the Wolves would be deaf ears to any trade for Towns or Wiggins for that matter. Both Nets picks Brown and a 19 pick I think they would listen, sure they would ask for more but I think they would listen. Anyone can be had for the right price. Wiggins was traded for a former 5th overall pick, a former #1 bust, Thaddeus Young and 6.5 mil.

If Towns and Wiggins stay in Minnesota they'll never win a championship. And that will be a waste of great talent.

9.) 15 May 2017 12:52:36
billj, what are you talking about? Love was traded for Wiggins, Bennett, and Young.

And no way in hell us Minnesota trading Towns. Not for anyone or any amount of assets.

10.) 15 May 2017 15:41:43
Your right Carl, That's what I really meant to say, Love for Wiggins Bennett and Young. I was dead tired and wanted to state that Love was the 5th overall pick traded for a #1. My bad, one can't delete what was typed after it's been sent.



27 Feb 2017 03:00:28
Boston off season:

A Johnson will be off the books.
J Jerebko will be off the books.
J Young off the books.
K Olynyk off the books.
T Zeller non guaranteed..
Salary projected to be 72 +/-..

If Golden State wins this year Is it possible Durant (opt out after this yr.) could come to Boston?
They have enough to sign him to a max deal or a possible S/T which will give them an extra yr..
But then you have IT4 that will get 180 million max deal after next year, as well as A Bradley...

If KD isn't in the future then Butler will be, or not..

Trade for M Plumlee..
Re-sign Jerebko.


1.) 27 Feb 2017 03:32:26
You think Durant would leave GS after one year if they win a ring? That doesn't make sense to me.

Plumlee is an RFA this offseason. and he'll be fairly expensive (4 years 75-100 million) .

2.) 27 Feb 2017 03:44:21
Also don't think it's an absolute lock that Ainge gives IT a max deal. He'll be 29 when it begins, will be making $40mm when he's 33. His size or lack thereof will become more of an issue as he ages. They are already paying Horford lots of dough on backside of his career. Think they hope to draft Fultz and see what he's made of before making that decision.

3.) 27 Feb 2017 04:26:57
Nobody knows what will happen. All I'm saying is he liked Boston and it's not impossible that he couldn't do that. He'd be the MAN in Boston
If a Durant would come to Boston IT14 would take take less to be a part of something that many players think of but can't be. A Championship, with the best team in NBA with the richest History of them all . Anything is a possibility.

4.) 27 Feb 2017 04:58:01
I think when IT4's contract expires he should only sign a 2yr max deal with Boston.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 06:05:04
He won't do a 2 yr. contract because the future salary cap will not be going the way they have the past 2 yrs. It will level out. But will he take a back loaded contract to win in the next 2 years. He'll still be good in 4 years, he's small and lean and will last longer than a much bigger player, unless of course an injury prevents that.
Drafting a Fultz or a Ball could make him dispensable. Smart was drafted as a PG but his real value is at the 2 position as he can cover anyone and can play 1-4.
Bradley I would think could be moved next year but could also resign as his injury history would make him a non max contract.
I don't see Plumlee getting 75-100. Possible but doubtful unless he signs with a bad team.
I see him maybe 50-65 max, he's under contract next season for 3.3 so he'd he could be had for one season, not to mention Denver has Nikola.

6.) 27 Feb 2017 06:08:50
Thomas would be a fool to only sign a two year deal. He needs to take all he can. With his size and style, he can't leave anything on the table.

7.) 27 Feb 2017 06:25:00
Sure there is a chance Durant signs with Boston as he was interested last summer but Its not a very likely scenario. It'll be interesting to see what Boston does with IT. He certainly is a great player and his play now dictates a large payday for him (he isn't a player that has made a ton of money over his career) but its going to be difficult committing that much money to him. I think if Boston can swing a deal for George, Butler or can sign Hayward they may just go all in for a championship and embrace the luxury tax. Otherwise, it only makes sense for them to consider letting him get his payday elsewhere and building around Fultz, Ball or Smith (depending on how their lottery goes) . They could also resign Smart instead who is younger and cheaper.

8.) 27 Feb 2017 18:04:42
He absolutely is not going through all this nonsense of last off season, to go to GS for 1 year. Win a ring, then go to Boston, which is less talented. It makes ZERO sense. First, he may have liked Boston, but he clearly liked GS more. Second, why would he decide to leave a championship team, that realistically can win another 3 or 4 championships. to go to the Celtics, which haven't gotten to the finals in about a decade and don't clearly seem to be a championship favorite with him. GS would still be better.

No one knows what the future may hold. True. But we all know durant isn't one and done in GS to go to boston. that's just nonsensical.

9.) 28 Feb 2017 03:46:00
Hamburger, like I said, you never know. Your assumption does make some sense in the fact that GS is built with option of going out and signing pieces in the near future with plenty of cap room to sign a couple of max contracts in consecutive years or make worth while trades. It's possible that KD doesn't even like his tenure in GS, after all, Green is a pain the ass.

10.) 28 Feb 2017 17:52:12
Glad to see I got the bakers dozen on unbelievable.
Now if I could only get a bakers dozen at Dunkin Donuts.

11.) 28 Feb 2017 18:23:55
No bill. like I said. you don't know. but certain things you do. He likes GS more than Boston, thus he chose it. GS is FAR better than Boston. And the dude left to win a championship. Your thought is he is going to leave after winning a championship because "ya never know" or because Green is a pain in the ass? Right.

He isn't going anywhere. Curry and Durant are GS bound. If anything, Thompson will be traded to save cap space.



23 Feb 2017 17:49:34
Bos- Melo
Knicks- 18 Bos pk, Johnson, Zeller, Young.

Bos signs Bogut after 6er's buy him out.


1.) 23 Feb 2017 18:31:20
Boston has no need for Anthony.
Bogut, yes.

2.) 23 Feb 2017 18:42:57
This is true, but for that price Ainge would take him.




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22 May 2017 22:17:25
Maybe the Celtics should no sign a max player this summer..

Take Fultz next month, wait till the trade deadline and then make NOL an offer they can't refuse for Cousins. With both 18 1st rd. picks and IT as an appetizer to start...

Boogie would be a better max contract than IT .


1.) 23 May 2017 01:47:38
I agree Cousins wouldn't be a bad target but I don't think Celtics are interested since they sure could've put together a better offer than Kings finally got and I'm sure the Kings called them since they are one of the teams with the most assets in the league.

This also is betting on Pelicans season not going well and Cousins wanting to leave which I don't think a wise bet especially if they could just sign someone like Hayward this offseason and not waste a season waiting to trade for a guy who may not even be available.



17 May 2017 22:09:39
I can see Ainge playing a couple of teams here and making out bigtime by the time July comes to get what he needs.. We know he doesn't need a guard, he needs a big.. And because they will be flirting with cap problems if they sign Hayward to a max.. So he swaps picks with the Lakers for a "fee" and then trades Fultz in July for a big and he gets what he wants..

Some may disagree that Ainge is smart but honestly, he's a freaking genius guys..

Just sit back and watch....


1.) 18 May 2017 04:17:37
I'm not so sure Ainge is a genius. I think too much credit is given to him for that one big trade with Billy King of the Nets where he got three unprotected firsts and a pick swap for aging Pierce and Garnett. If you look at some of the other moves Billy King made (trading a top 3 protected pick that ended up being Damian Lillard for Gerald Wallace who was an expiring contract that they subsequently went and overpaid) one can conclude it wasn't so much Ainge's genius in that trade but King's ignorance.

Ainge certainly isn't a bad GM and has made saavy moves such as getting IT, moving Rondo at the right time (Mavs got kinda screwed as it never worked out) and has a solid draft history (some misses such as James Young, Fab Melo and RJ Hunter but some good picks such as Avery Bradley and although none of higher picks have been great all are at least contributors) .

Ainge however has gotten a bit too worried about "winning" every trade and has probably held on to his chips too long and the team that was a star short of contending is getting older and soon more expensive as IT and Bradley's cheap deals expire. Ainge probably should've unloaded some assets to get a star a year or to ago. If they had Butler on this team right now (there were a lot of rumors of moves for him last offseason and even throughout this season) this series with the Cavs would look completely different and they may have a shot at a title.

Ainge still has a lot of chips to play with but he needs to start doing something with them or everything he built up to this point will be wasted.



17 May 2017 02:00:11
So the big question is does Boston take the pick or trade it?


1.) 17 May 2017 05:00:06
Draft Fultz. Trade one or two of Crowder/ Bradley/ Smart for a big.

2.) 17 May 2017 07:25:03
Since I think most teams agree Fultz is the #1 pick I think Boston should take him and get to see him up close in practice, in lockeroom and in weight room to get a better understanding if he is destined to be a great one or not. All the while they should have their ringers on and if any teams give them an offer that blows them out of the water they can make a move on it. I don't think Boston is in any rush. Draft Fultz, try to sign Hayward, shop for a bigman (doesn't have to be Drummond or a big name) .

The Cavs series should give them a better sense of where they need to improve to specifically get past them.

3.) 17 May 2017 09:09:47
I think they should trade no 1 pick for either George ( ideally if he resigns ) or butler!

Maybe trade jalen brown for vucevic

Line up of
Pg - Thomas - rozier
Sg - Bradley - smart
Sf - george - crowder
Pf - Horford - olynyk
C - vucevic - Johnson.

4.) 17 May 2017 22:17:27
Draft Fultz, try and sign Hayward, and then package Smart and Crowder with draft picks for a defensive big, like Jordan if the Clippers decide to blow it up or Drummond if he is still on the market.

Thomas/ Rozier
Bradley/ Fultz
Hayward/ Brown
Horford/ Olynyk
Drummond or Jordan/ Zizic.

5.) 17 May 2017 22:59:46
Jaylen Brown for Vucevic? I like Vucevic and think he is a very good big man that is on a reasonable contract and still relatively young but I don't think he has anywhere near that value especially when you factor in that inept Magic front office. With the way Rozier has been playing I think they could probably get Vucevic for Rozier and Celtics 2018 1st.

6.) 18 May 2017 12:23:48
I think jaylen brown is overrated, plus he is buried in this Boston team damaging is value already! Boston are in need of a good big man that rebounds! Agree Orlando front office suck so whose knows what they'd offer.



26 Feb 2017 17:15:25
Now that Terrence Jones has been released by the Pelicans, he has made it known that he wants to be on the Celtics. And Bogut will most likely go to the Cavs.

Should the Celtics sign him for the rest of the season?


1.) 26 Feb 2017 21:40:53
Jones is solid, versatile and still relatively young and I'm surprised no teams claimed him on waivers (he is on a cheap contract) . I don't think he'd be all that helpful to Celtics since he isn't really a stretch 4 and not the biggest. I think Bogut would be better fit for the Celtics as he could help their rebounding woes and provide rim protection. I don't think Bogut is a sure bet to go to Cavs. Lots of teams will be interested in him (Rockets, Celtics, Spurs) and due to a loophole he can actually sign back with Warriors since he was traded again.



25 Feb 2017 22:27:56
Terrence Jones wants to join the Celtics. Thoughts?


1.) 26 Feb 2017 05:13:22
He should sign with Spurs, Heat, or Pacers.

2.) 26 Feb 2017 21:46:58
I don't think he'd be a particularly great fit with the Celtics and he'd have an easier time to minutes elsewhere. He should just sign with a team for the rest of the season and use it as an audition to earn himself more money this offseason.




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23 May 2017 18:42:52
Honestly I think Porzingis is going to be accident prone. He battled injuries late in the season with his back, thigh and other minor injuries. He needs to put on weight and gain muscle mass or this will continue.

And one never knows what Jackson might do, he sure as hell hasn't made the Knicks better since his arrival.

Porzingis ISN'T in this years draft!

But can envision Jackson doing that trade if he thinks Kristaps will be a injury liability.




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23 May 2017 15:35:15
Booker is under control for several more years and really has no say in the matter.




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23 May 2017 07:34:26
Tyler. Call home! Rickybobby misses you.

Bulls offer a second rd. pick.




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22 May 2017 20:45:14
Pelicans would get rid of Boogie before they get rid of AD. It would take a Brooklyn/ Celtics type trade for NOL to trade him.




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22 May 2017 04:39:57
Of course PG13 wouldn't turn down 200 mil. But he can only get 180 mil over 5 years.





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