BRUNiNHO91 wrote:SmartWentCrazy wrote:CeltsfanSinceBirth wrote:Our team had to do a PowerPoint presentation before the KG trade and signing to convince the group of owners to sign off on it. Wyc also had to mortgage his house to be able to afford putting a down payment on the Celtics. Our owners aren't cheap, but they aren't billionaires either. I'd do anything to get under the luxury tax now so we avoid the repeater tax down the road when Jayson and Jaylen are in their primes. If that move includes trading Hayward, then so be it.
Agreed. Theres a difference between expecting ownership to pay a tax with some of their operating profit and expecting ownership to take a loss in the 10’s of millions of dollars due to the tax.
We can get under the tax next year by letting Hayward leave and making other moves. That's not the problem. The problem is trading Hayward for C level pieces THIS year and possibly **** up our chances at competing THIS year out of tax fears for the future.
These guys knew the financial issues they had coming when they signed Kemba. It's not like this is a surprise situation.. We knew JB and JT were max guys and we would eventually have 4..surely there is a plan in place to save it without having to trade our key guy for Seth Curry, Dwight Powell and a late 1st.
And thats the problem! Youre sacrificing years of Jaylen and Jaysons prime to just let Hayward walk. Its a spectacularly poor use of assets. We will not be able to replace Hayward if he walks and will be relegated to adding MLE players over the course of several years.
Our best players are 22 and 23 years old. We just made the ECF without Hayward. Keep **** building. Dont be so myopic.