Welcome to the Celtics offseason. Let the NBA commerce rumors and hypothesis start!
This one through MassLive’s Brian Robb.
Kemba Walker is without doubt one of the most overpaid gamers within the NBA and league sources anticipate the Celtics to discover transferring him in a commerce to assist create some present and future wage flexibility and scale back what’s at the moment set to be the best tax invoice in staff historical past (if the staff desires to re-sign Fournier for market worth).
That’s hardly stunning contemplating his wage and the shortage of manufacturing from Kemba due principally to accidents and cargo administration. I nonetheless see a path for Walker to be a productive a part of this staff going ahead (maybe as an costly sixth man?), however the tax invoice may be an excessive amount of to justify these sorts of lowered expectations. The query is what wouldn’t it value us to maneuver his wage? Is there somebody on the market keen to take a flyer on him with out demanding draft compensation in return? We’ll see.
One other attention-grabbing observe from Brian’s story entails Marcus Good’s worth.
Marcus Good is a helpful commerce chip however he solely has one yr left on his deal so his worth is restricted on the open market. One league supply advised MassLive that getting a late first spherical decide for Good could be a problem except Boston took again an unattractive contract as a part of the deal. For that purpose, it may be robust for the Celtics to discover a deal they like sufficient to maneuver him.
I all the time come again to the sensation that Good might be extra invaluable to the Celtics than he’s to different groups. Then once more, a variety of groups may in all probability use a defensive distinction maker with a knack for making profitable performs.
I had probably not considered the truth that he’s coming into the ultimate yr of his deal. So even when the staff doesn’t commerce him, they’ll have to contemplate the problem of re-signing him the next season. One thing to control.
Must be an attention-grabbing offseason to make certain.