I've proposed something like Love and Sexton for Walker, Langford, 16. I think that trade might have some legs and merit from both teams. Potentially could send Walker to the Knicks, which makes even more sense.
"Celtics get: Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., Collin Sextonwe give up the 3 best players and a first? was that the Cavs' site?
Cavaliers get: Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, 2021 first-round pick"
I saw this proposal on another site. It totally changes both teams but I'm not sure if either gets better and I would hate to see TIMELORD go!
BOS - Love, Sexton
NY - Walker, G. Williams
CLE - Knox, Langford, 16, 19
Boston would have to pay Sexton, which means a huge payroll for that 22-23 season until Love comes off the books, but that might be enough to avoid the tax this year and still keep Fournier.
I just think something like that has the chance to make Boston more cohesive next year and a lot better down the line if Sexton can learn how to reign it in a bit as he would have a chance to be a real legit 3rd star, plus Boston still keeps its two best young players in R. Williams and Nesmith as well as the veteran depth in Thompson, Smart, and Fournier.
Next year (bring back the 3 free agents, 1 open spot)
Smalls - Sexton, Pritchard, Edwards
Wings - Brown, Smart, Fournier, Nesmith
Swings - Tatum, Parker, Ojeleye
Bigs - Love, Williams, Thompson, Kornet
A lot of roster flexibility, where you can go bigger or smaller depending on matchups. Generally a more talented team, and if Sexton can figure out, a chance to be a real contender when Tatum and Brown hit their apexes.
I'm not a fan of that roster at all.
Kevin Love is garbage right now (12 pts, 7 reb, 41% FG, atrocious defence) and the only way I see him having any value is if his contract gets bought out and he can be signed for a vet min as a backup big. To make matters worse he creates a logjam at the center sport where we already have Williams and Thompson who need and deserve minutes.
Maybe he could be some use as a backup PF behind Tatum but at this point the thought of Kevin Love trying to defend the PF spot scares me a little. ..and that contract is so horrifying it makes Kemba look like a hot ticket.
Sexton is zero upgrade over Kemba. i'd suggest he's probably a downgrade to be honest (even with Kemba not 100%).
I would honestly rather have Kemba then Sexton and Love all day every day. Just move Smart to the bench so we have a strong backup PG to help mitigate Kemba's health concerns and you're fine.
Smart, Ojeleye and Nesmith can all spend time at multiple positions.
PG: Kemba, Smart, Pritchard
SG: Brown, Smart, Nesmith
SF: Fournier, Ojeleye, Nesmith
PF: Tatum, Parker, Ojeleye
C: Williams, Thompson, Kornet
I'd like a little more depth at the SG, SF and PF spots so you sign a couple of competent veteran free agents who can give you meaningful minutes at those spots and away you go.
I'd rather keep Kemba then give him away for nothing. We're talking about Kemba Walker here - people are talking about him like he's Carsen Edwards on a $20M deal. Even Derrick Rose has had value the llast couple of years, and his injury track record make's Kemba's look like child's play.