Spens1 wrote:Would the Celtics really give up Tatum for what could be a rental (essentially that's what it is because the lakers are giving up Ingram and that 4th which is more valuable than any celtic asset otherwise).
Ainge doesn't make desperate moves and this would reek of a desperate move. Also even if Davis is happy in Boston (and i have no doubt he may end up being happy). Rich Paul alone will make the celtics life a misery for the next year and they just going through half a season of Kyrie's nonsense (and he seems like he's going to Brooklyn or at least anywhere that isn't the celtics).
The Knicks i would get because they're trying to be attractive to F.A's, the Celtics on the other hand, unless they ditch Horford and Hayward aren't at the free agency races and even with Davis would be still behind Toronto (provided Leonard stays) and probably Philly and Millwauke.
Lakers would give up those players even if they knew AD was a rental is the difference between them and the Celtics (them knowing he’d resign makes it even more of a no brainer). Lakers know those players aren’t anything cause they haven’t been able to win squat with them yet and probably don’t want to pay Ingram in the summer regardless (they’d probably rather have the cap space).
Because of the 2018 playoffs the Celtics probably believe their two guys are their future, but the Lakers don’t feel the same about what they are offering. Ainge needs to look hard at those two guys and make certain he really thinks they are worth it in the sense that he would pay them serious money if they were RFAs or not.