amcoolio wrote: MasterIchiro wrote:
How is the 30M TPE a thing though? You guys have to send send out Batum, Rozier or Zeller. If we take Rozier back it’s just a $12M tpe that we can’t even use this year because of hard cap. I don’t think that TPE would be incentive enough to take Rozier.
I think a TPE would have to be 3 teams to pull some other players in. I don’t see the guys CHA giving up creating a positive outcome for Boston. Him walking for nothing seems better than what you guys send back to make the room.
We can send Batum and you can use the space or lose the space. Maybe we attach the 2021 Nets pick since you'd be on the hook for 27 million.
Boston isn't entertaining that. The best case is flipping Horford back to Boston and Batum to OKC, and Charlotte adding a heavily protected 1st for OKC.
I don't think that works for Boston after the Thompson signing. We have about $15-17M to add under the luxury tax after signing TT. I can't see us making any move that pushes us over the tax line.
Any TPE we get is reduced by what we take back. So if we're taking back more salary than that and going into the tax then the TPE we're getting isn't even all that much. And we'd be handicapped after Thompson signing so can't use it until next year anyway.
Deal that makes the most sense to me is you guys sending one of Rozier/Batum/Zeller (first two more likely than last one) to a 3rd team for a player you guys like more as a player but who makes less than the guy you're sending out. That would cost a draft pick to do though and for the TPE, Boston would pay the draft pick cost.
Based on the guys you'd have to send out I don't see a S&T where we take back the salary from you guys as feasible. It just doesn't line up right IMO.