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Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2022, 03:31:33 PM »

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I am not that keen on John Collins. I like him but I don't love him.

He is also still developing as a defender and will probably contribute less in the immediate term than Horford will so we will take a step backwards but have a brighter long term future with Collins. I am fine with that trade-off but I want to be clear that I believe we will be taking a step backwards next season.

Secondly, I don't think Collins is a good fit with Rob Williams. Collins needs a stretch five next to him to maximize his talent. So the fit is dodgy. It requires subsequent moves including the departure of Rob Williams. Again, I am fine with that but I want to be clear that I do not believe in their capacity to function at a high level together.

Huerter is fine but nothing special. He can plug a hole (backup wing) but he isn't moving the needle much. I feel like some folks are too high on his ability to be a difference maker. A good low budget to minimum contract wing can provide most of what he brings to the table.

Overall, a step backwards away from title contention next season but a step forwards for title contention over the next 3-5+ years.

Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2022, 03:36:16 PM »

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Boston is NOT trading Al Horford. It will not happen.

Casual observers donít think much of Aaron Nesmith, but they may be surprised next season.

I like Nesmith. I think he needs playing time.

Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2022, 03:53:11 PM »

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Huerter is fine but nothing special. He can plug a hole (backup wing) but he isn't moving the needle much. I feel like some folks are too high on his ability to be a difference maker. A good low budget to minimum contract wing can provide most of what he brings to the table.

Last year, if our bench had given us 20 points a game we would probably be champions. Not because the bench are stars, but because our main guys are so good theyíre very close to good enough. Huerter would be a very good get. Heís a competitor, donít back down guy, and I think heíd complement D White really well moving to open spots to receive a pass and doing some secondary playmaking.

Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2022, 04:22:01 PM »

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Boston is NOT trading Al Horford. It will not happen.

Casual observers donít think much of Aaron Nesmith, but they may be surprised next season.

I like Nesmith. I think he needs playing time.

I like Nesmith too, but I also would like us signing Donte DiVincenzo if Nesmith can't improve as quickly as we would like.

Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2022, 04:25:14 PM »

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Just because a trade works in a trade machine, doesn't mean it's realistic. Why in the world would Atlanta do that trade? Are the Celtics including 5 first rounds in this scenario?

This.  They need to keep Collins and go all in this year.  That team is going to be good.  Trade Huerter to recoup picks and decrease salary a bit.  They will not pay him with all of these big salaries. 

Re: Trade idea Horford to Atlanta...
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2022, 04:28:46 PM »

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Boston is NOT trading Al Horford. It will not happen.

Casual observers donít think much of Aaron Nesmith, but they may be surprised next season.

I like Nesmith. I think he needs playing time.

I like Nesmith too, but I also would like us signing Donte DiVincenzo if Nesmith can't improve as quickly as we would like.

Big summer ahead for him.
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