Captain_Caveman wrote:GoCeltics123 wrote:MagicBagley18 wrote:The Celtics don’t trade Jaylen unless he tells them he’s leaving and he won’t with the extra money we can provide. The Celtics have also lost horford, hayward and kyrie for nothing. Now I’m the first to understand the why and reasoning to how we lost those guys and they are nuanced circumstances that I don’t blame Boston really for.
But just saying “well they didn’t trade him this summer” means he’s staying doesn’t really care the weight. I also don’t think you can discount the hawks because they are “dumpster fire”…..they are his hometown team and it’s a great place for multimillionaire athlete to play and wayyyyyyyyyy more diverse than Boston.
I also don’t think he’s just a goner at all….but I’d say it’s a greater chance than 5% and especially greater if he doesn’t make all nba and he feels it’s because he’s not a number 1
My initial thought when we offered him for KD was that he was gone in 2 years, to be fair. And I'll be the first to say that if JB is traded this summer or leaves for nothing, then we blew it not trading him for KD when we had the chance.
I'm not 100% discounting the Hawks at all, but from a basketball sense it doesn't make any sense at all for him. I get the difference in cities, but the team is already dealing with figuring out their roster and there are rumors that Trae will ask out. It's not a stable situation at all. Murray is a year from free agency too. And, like I said, he's openly stated that he'd prefer to play for a black coach, and Quin Snyder is not that. Also, despite the comments on the fans, I don't think he dislikes Boston at all, he's done a lot of community work here and is partnered with MIT I think.
I think he wouldn't tell them he wants out either too because if he doesn't make All-NBA this year, he can next year and will probably try again for that. So the Celtics FO will have to weigh their chance that 1. he gets All-NBA this year or next and 2. his chance of staying if he doesn't.
There is a fairly major difference in the calculus if he makes All-NBA this year or not. It becomes a very high stakes gamble if he does not, IMO.
The one argument that you could possibly make for him re-signing is the idea that a player may take the most money possible regardless and then ask out later if he wants because players do that. I could kinda understand that argument the way players are dictating where they play these days. The problem with that scenario is that JB has less control over where he goes and given the new TV contract and CBA money coming soon, getting a deal for only 4 years means he gets back to free agency sooner with a chance to cash back in BIG one more time. I dunno. All things considered, there are just too many variables for my blood.