thebirdman wrote:rambo_ortega wrote:BOS-CLE
Bos Get: Larry Nance Jr.
Cle Get: Romęo Langford/Dunn/Grant
They clear up PT for Mobley and get help in the wings
Unfortunately Cavs can get much better players for Nance, IMO. But this trade would be perfect for the Celtics. I would throw in a couple of seconds as well...
1) Nance also has 2 yrs left on his contract, which would go against the moves Brad has been making this offseason - only adding new players on expiring contracts so that we'll have lots of cap space available next offseason.
2) Does Nance really move the needle enough? Does adding him (and losing Grant, Dunn and Langford) make us a legit contender? If not, Brad would probably pass. Why trade 2 guys you drafted in the 1st round just 2 yrs ago for a player who will only make you a little bit better and won't put you over the top to be a legit contender? I know some people on here have already given up on Langford and Grant, but Langford is only 21 and Grant is only 22. They are not done developing. Grant's ceiling (once he's done developing) IS Larry Nance Jr. Grant literally is a worse version of Nance right now. Grant does have the potential if to be a Nance/Jae Crowder/PJ Tucker type. Langford has the potential to be a Tony Allen type. I assure you, Tucker/Crowder/Nance at age 22 and Allen at age 21 were nothing to write home about.