If the C's did the Hield trade, I wonder if they could sign and trade for Schroder by sending out Richardson. I haven't done the math to see if that avoids the apron, but that would lock Schroder in for at least 2 years and would get him some decent money. Richardson seems like the kind of player the Lakers would actually have an interest in and he is expiring so they have plenty of options to move him as well (if they wanted to).
Trade Smart, Romeo & Grant for Hield..sign Schroeder
Man, that would be awesome. Schroder and Hield in the backcourt alongside Jaylen and Tatum. That is a load of offensive firepower. Dribble penetration from Schroder. Elite perimeter scoring from Hield. With Jaylen and Tatum leading the show. Horford there to facilitate the offense.
G: Schroder, Pritchard, Dunn
G: Hield, Josh Richardson
F: Jaylen, Nesmith
F: Tatum, (Nesmith)
C: Horford, Rob Williams, Kanter
That team is a darkhorse title contender.
If Brad could do that, how much less appealing would it make the Beal plan? Yam and Begarin ready to contribute in a year or two. And if Rob can breakout rather than break.
1st reaction: I'd rather roll with that team than with Beal.
2nd reaction: We'd surely lose Schroder in FA next year. We wouldn't have his bird rights so how could we pay him what he would be able to get in the market? We would have to take a wrecking ball to the team anyway to try and keep him. Not sure how well that works. Might go for Beal at that point.
I really like Hield and it would be awesome to field that line up but……
I still would opt for Beal, if it was in the cards. He’s a multidimensional scorer capable of leading the league and a pretty solid playmaker. In the NBA, with only 5 guys on the court playing both ends, 1+1 does not equal 2. While Schroder and Hield are great role players, Beal (+Pritchard or even Dunn) is just so much more of a threat.
As long as Boston didn't go above the apron there is nothing stopping them from trading for Beal during the season. Hield would obviously be a big chunk of the salary/value going to Washington in that scenario and Schroder or Richardson as well.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08