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Should the Celtics target Chris Paul in the offseason?
« on: May 11, 2021, 01:38:20 PM »

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There is a good chance Paul will skip his player option for next season and seek one last contract

The way he is still able to produce/leadership has heightened Suns play.... means he is likely in line to demand a 30m plus per year deal.

The problem is that he is 36.  But maybe he is one of those genetic freaks

Paul would be perfect to help with Brown/Tatum development.  He is also a true floor general and able to help "figure it out" ... give Brad a break

If a drastic move is to happen in the upcoming offseason.  Would you be for or against overpaying for Paul?

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It would have to be a sign-and-trade, which would hard cap us at the apron (the tax line plus a bit over $6 million).  Thatís tricky.
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Re: Should the Celtics target Chris Paul in the offseason?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 01:43:09 PM »

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It would have to be a sign-and-trade, which would hard cap us at the apron (the tax line plus a bit over $6 million).  Thatís tricky.

Other than a sign and trade option

If Kemba was traded for TPE (doesnt mean TPE would be used necessarily to absorb Paul in a deal)

Would that make enough room, just to sign him as a FA?

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 01:46:09 PM »

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It would have to be a sign-and-trade, which would hard cap us at the apron (the tax line plus a bit over $6 million).  Thatís tricky.

Other than a sign and trade option

If Kemba was traded for TPE (doesnt mean TPE would be used necessarily to absorb Paul ina deal)

Would that make enough room?

Depends what Chris Paul signs for, of course.  Heís scheduled to make $44 million next year, so no chance with that.  Heíd probably have to get less than Kemba to fit here, especially if we are hoping to keep Fournier.

You edited your post to also ask about signing outright with cap space.  That is impossible unless we clear out almost the entire roster aside from the Jís and maybe 2-3 young guys, again depending on CP3ís salary.

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No. I want fewer players on my team who will have me wondering constantly if they'll be available to play when the games matter. 

Paul has been pretty healthy this season but he's still a 36 year old who is *generously* six feet tall. 


The Celtics need to work on putting together a rotation that is more consistently available and reliable.  Paul is super reliable when he's able to play. I just don't think you can really depend on him to be able to last through a playoff run at age 36 / 37 / 38.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 01:55:14 PM »

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It would have to be a sign-and-trade, which would hard cap us at the apron (the tax line plus a bit over $6 million).  Thatís tricky.

Other than a sign and trade option

If Kemba was traded for TPE (doesnt mean TPE would be used necessarily to absorb Paul ina deal)

Would that make enough room?

Depends what Chris Paul signs for, of course.  Heís scheduled to make $44 million next year, so no chance with that.  Heíd probably have to get less than Kemba to fit here, especially if we are hoping to keep Fournier.

You edited your post to also ask about signing outright with cap space.  That is impossible unless we clear out almost the entire roster aside from the Jís and maybe 2-3 young guys, again depending on CP3ís salary.

Are you saying Paul wouldnt give up 44m vs 3-4 year 100 plus million chance?

Thats also where I was going with this... Jays, CP3... and rest of the lineup other than Nesmith, PP = potential shakeup.  Danny would need to figure a way out to bring in the Jeff Green, Jordans of the world for cheap

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It would have to be a sign-and-trade, which would hard cap us at the apron (the tax line plus a bit over $6 million).  Thatís tricky.

Other than a sign and trade option

If Kemba was traded for TPE (doesnt mean TPE would be used necessarily to absorb Paul in a deal)

Would that make enough room, just to sign him as a FA?

Taking him into a TPE (traded player exception) would still be sign and trade.

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All these guys either want to live in CA ,  or play on a NY team and still live in CA.

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If I recall correctly, CP hates Boston.  Highly doubt he'd consider coming here. 

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Too old, makes too much money, too much of an injury risk that ruins the team for 2-3 years.

Other than that I like him here.  We need some vets that are respected.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 08:27:34 AM »

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theoretically he could opt into the last year and then get traded.  I believe the new team could then extend him.  I mean that is basically how he ended up in Houston.  So some sort of package centered around Kemba could theoretically be possible.  No idea why Boston would do that though.
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