I would recommend changing the due date to the end of Sunday or Monday because the rumors will fly after that and the folks who are unwilling to lay a bet now will kind of cheat by trying to sneak in their submissions right before the deadline after serious rumors leak/fly, other posters post their bets, etc.
If a tie-breaker is needed, it should go to whoever posted earliest unless they posted on the same day, in which case both should win since we all come on here at different times of the day (and we don’t want east coast bias, or at least us folks out west who generally only post in the evenings, rarely lunchtime or early morning). That would incentivize not trying to piggy-back on others after days of predictions.
But you’re the boss, Roy.
Predict the trades made by teams at or near the deadline, with bonus points for correct Celtics predictions.
Two points for predicting the Celtic who is traded.
Six submissions at the bottom, but here are the players I think we might trade before the deadline:
Pritchard, Gallo, Hauser, Jackson
Two points for predicting the team he is traded to.
Utah, Golden State, Houston, OKC
Two points for correctly predicting any specific asset we acquire (i.e., Jae Crowder; OKC #1; etc. Cash does not count.)
KO, Vanderbilt, Martin Jr., Muscala, Wiseman
One point for predicting a non-Celtic who is traded to another team.
Rozier in the 6th trade bet
One point for predicting the team he is traded to.
The winner receives 500 TPs and the title of "Trade Deadline Guru" (or a similar title of your choice.)
All submissions are due by 11:59pm EST on 2/8/23. You will not get any points for deals you "predict" after they have been announced. Submissions are limited to six total.
Six submissions capturing above:
BOS In: KO
UTA In: Pritchard, Gallo, Jackson, pick(s)
BOS In: Vanderbilt
UTA In: Pritchard, Hauser, pick(s)
BOS In: Wiseman
GSW In: Gallo, Pritchard, Hauser, pick(s)
BOS In: Kenyon Martin, Jr.
HOU In: Pritchard, Hauser, pick(s)
BOS In: Muscala
OKC In: Jackson or TPE, pick(s)
PHX In: Rozier
CHA In: Crowder, Saric, picks