Should The Celtics trade back and get two second round picks for their first rounder? They could get those two sixers picks at 38 and 39 but Philly probably hangs up on Danny. Dallas has two at 33 and 54, but I think the really good one would be Phoenix with the 31st pick and 59th. So many teams have a lot of picks in this draft. Philly has six picks and they might need to clear cap space for a free agent.
It depends if you think the Celtics should/will use the MLE to resign Baynes or another free agent. An early 2nd rounder will eat into a decent chunk of that exception, unless you want to sign him for just two years at the minimum (answer: you donít want to do that). If you are hoping that the Celtics will use the MLE, then you should not want them to trade into the early 2nd.
There is no need to trade for a 2nd round pick when you can just buy one. The Sixers sold two of their 4 2nd rounders last draft and I expect they'll do it again this draft. GSW was able to buy 2nd rounders in the past 2 drafts. If you're getting the 2nd rounder for a draft and stash like Bonga, it won't affect the MLE.
Are you not able to give 2nd rounders Hinkie Special contracts anymore?
Detroit (481K below tax)
G: Jackson, Smith, Robinson III, Kennard, Galloway, Bullock, Calderon, Thomas, Brown F: Griffin, Leuer, Johnson, Ellison C: Drummond, Pachulia
Minnesota (3.69M below tax)
G: Rose, Teague, Jones, Bayless, Okogie F: Wiggins, Gibson, Covington, Saric, Tolliver, Deng, Bates-Diop C: Towns, Dieng