Diop wrote: hugepatsfan wrote:
Diop wrote:I think the idea is to sign Hayward this year which hopefully helps us sign another good free agent next year.
I wanted to tank one more season , but MJ hates that.
I agree that seems to be the plan. But signing a FA will be tougher to if you guys do the Batum stretch.
Hopefully the stretch doesn’t happen but was just reported to show ainge we aren’t at his mercy. I bet he wishes he took that turner deal
I definitely agree that the Batum stretch is a warning shot at Ainge haha. A S&T makes the most sense for both parties but MJ doesn't want Ainge getting cute with him.
But at the same time, a S&T does need to make sense for us too. If we take back Rozier that's big multi year salary and the TPE we'd get is only like $9M in that case. And using the TPE this year isn't even possible because we're hard-capped after the TT signing and along with Rozier we'd be up near it.
I could maybe see something like this...
Theis, Semi Ojeleye, Carsen Edwards, Jevonte Green to CHA for Cody Zeller. That saves you guys the cap-space and gets an upgrade at center. For us that works as a standalone trade.
Then you do the Hayward to CHA as a S&T so BOS gets the full TPE as their incentive for taking on the extra money for Zeller over Theis.