Tristan Thompson to Celtics

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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#41 » by Karate Diop » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:42 am

Great signing. The Celtics have been SOFT for a while now. Tristan isn't an enforcer type G but he plays hard and will overall help to improve the Celtics.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#42 » by Stillwater » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:45 am

AussieCeltic wrote:Wow. Nice pickup. Was hoping for Baynes to come back but this TT definitely helps off the bench.
Id be surprised if he wasn't your starter from day 1
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Post#43 » by xBulletproof » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 am

baldur wrote:can someone explain me the importance of mle? Does it not count towards the salary cap?


It's an exception for teams over the cap. It's a % of the cap as it changes. Which right now MLE stands at about 9 million per season. It allows teams over the cap to have a chance at a decent free agent or two, even if they don't have cap space. So they aren't completely incapable of improving. Obviously they can't pull a real star in their prime with 9 mil, but it keeps them from only being able to sign minimum players the whole offseason.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#44 » by bisme37 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:48 am

baldur wrote:can someone explain me the importance of mle? Does it not count towards the salary cap?


The midlevel exception is given to teams that otherwise have no cap space. When you spend it it still counts against the cap and you have to pay penalties if you're over the luxury tax line, but it's useful for capped teams to still be able to bolster their roster a bit.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#45 » by SleepingDragon » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:52 am

kenwood3333 wrote:A little surprised, I thought Thompson was going to LA due to his relationship with LeBron/Klutch, as well as for the (Kardashian) lifestyle.

Montrezl Harrell took his spot, who is also a Klutch client.

Thompson already won a ring with LeBron in Cleveland, so he's probably looking for more money and years in his new contract.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#46 » by Plutonashfan » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:54 am

Good riddance the dude sucked after signing that contract.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#47 » by lautreamont » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:55 am

TheNewEra wrote:So Serge is down to MLE with Clippers, Minimum with Nets and big pay day with Raptors?


Only good option is stay with Raptors.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#48 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:00 am

DarkXaero wrote:
TheNewEra wrote:So Serge is down to MLE with Clippers, Minimum with Nets and big pay day with Raptors?
Nets still have their tax payer MLE, which is on paper, definitely nowhere near enough to sign Ibaka.


Can always do a sign and trade for one of levert or Spencer with Allen (yes, its a bit greedy) lol.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#49 » by username_taken » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:03 am

reload141 wrote:Great pickup for us after losing Kanter.

We didn't "lose" Kanter. We salary dumped him because he stinks and doesn't fit our play style
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#50 » by AussieCeltic » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:03 am

Stillwater wrote:
AussieCeltic wrote:Wow. Nice pickup. Was hoping for Baynes to come back but this TT definitely helps off the bench.
Id be surprised if he wasn't your starter from day 1


He won’t start. Theis can’t rebound but being able to knock down a jump shot will keep him in the starters role.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#51 » by Soulyss » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:05 am

I don't hate this for the Celtic.. Thompson for 2 yrs, full mle should get you close to a double-double and solid defense. I thought Noel was a better fit, but this isn't bad.
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Post#52 » by bisme37 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:07 am

With Tristan and Jeff Teague the Celts added competent veteran depth which was much needed. They will help a ton.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#53 » by DarkXaero » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:09 am

Tor_Raps wrote:
DarkXaero wrote:
TheNewEra wrote:So Serge is down to MLE with Clippers, Minimum with Nets and big pay day with Raptors?
Nets still have their tax payer MLE, which is on paper, definitely nowhere near enough to sign Ibaka.


Can always do a sign and trade for one of levert or Spencer with Allen (yes, its a bit greedy) lol.
The problem with that is hard cap implications.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#54 » by Stillwater » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:20 am

AussieCeltic wrote:
Stillwater wrote:
AussieCeltic wrote:Wow. Nice pickup. Was hoping for Baynes to come back but this TT definitely helps off the bench.
Id be surprised if he wasn't your starter from day 1


He won’t start. Theis can’t rebound but being able to knock down a jump shot will keep him in the starters role.

paid too much for TT then imo hes been a starter his entire career
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#55 » by OrangeBlueSkies » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:22 am

Any contract details?
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#56 » by Dupp » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 am

Good signing, fits well. Hopefully for them they get the normal TT and not the Kardashian version.



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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#57 » by KazuoOda » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:24 am

kenwood3333 wrote:A little surprised, I thought Thompson was going to LA due to his relationship with LeBron/Klutch, as well as for the (Kardashian) lifestyle.


Why would he go to LA to play on the vet min???
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#58 » by KazuoOda » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:26 am

Plutonashfan wrote:Good riddance the dude sucked after signing that contract.


Without TT, Cavs dont win a ring.
No need to be salty.

GL to TT in boston.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#59 » by Patsfan1081 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:34 am

DarkXaero wrote:
reload141 wrote:
DarkXaero wrote:Full MLE for Tristan Thompson, horrible deal lmao.


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He'd be a good minimum level or taxpayer MLE signing, but full MLE for him is a waste. Guy doesn't do anything at a high level except rebounding. His defensive metrics blow, and his offensive efficiency is awful for a center.



:roll: :roll: Joe Harris defensive metrics are awful yet Nets fans call him solid. At least Thompson has a solid defensive rpm every year. Calling him a minimum player is just ridiculous, I’m guessing you never made one comment about the guy before he signed with Boston.
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Re: Tristan Thompson to Celtics 

Post#60 » by OrangeBlueSkies » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:35 am

KazuoOda wrote:
kenwood3333 wrote:A little surprised, I thought Thompson was going to LA due to his relationship with LeBron/Klutch, as well as for the (Kardashian) lifestyle.


Why would he go to LA to play on the vet min???



What is his new contract like?

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