Bertans is getting way more than the MLE (Gallinari might too, but he atleast has potential to take a veteran's discount), and Gallinari is a much better scorer. As far as fit, he'll be our 6th man, subbing in for one of Brown/Tatum/Hayward. He'll probably guard slower 3's and 4's while on the court.
As far as the principle that you should always get talented players and figure it out later, I'm in. if CBS wants him, you can be sure CBS has already figured out a role for him. as for his defense, if CBS can find plays where kanter's defense doesn't kill the team, he can do it for gallinari.
Somebody tell me how he fits on this team? Who does he guard on defense? Where does he play on offense? Just seems like he doesn't have a clear roll on this team, which would make the pitch to him pretty difficult.
off the bench offense and rebounding is good.
at this point anything off the bench is good !
Gallinari is not a proficient rebounder, even though he is a 6'10'' player. He's essentially a 6'10'' shooting guard, but too slow-footed to guard guards.
I'm game to get him. I think his ability to shoot and draw some fouls would be massively helpful for Celtic offensive runs and stopping opposing team runs respectively.
I just don't see the fit that well. If we are talking a 18mpg type player, why wouldn't we go after Bertans with the MLE? He has a little more versatility on defense and is a better shooter. That's a player that can play with Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Walker, and Smart without it being an awkward lineup fit-wise.
Again, I'd be for it. I just don't see the fit well.
I'm going to be really interested to see what Bertans gets. He was struggling til last year when he got a huge uptick in production because of playing for a lottery team. He brings a lot to the table as a player. I think he can be a reliable playoff rotation piece, but if he goes after a big contract, he will likely not get to play in the playoffs for at least several years, because most playoff teams don't have the cap space for a player like Bertans.
40 million dollars is still a ton of money. His 5 year market value according to the carmelo rankings is 63 million, which would put him about 12-13 million a year.
I think Joe Harris is going to get slightly less than the full MLE. What about him? He was over 50% from three this year.