I vote only if he signed an attention. Even if top 10 picks only work out at a 40% or so clip ... the low cost contracts are critical. Cannot really fault Kyrie for his position though. That is far too much money to leave on the table if he is willing to gamble on himself for one more year, rather than the security of resigning earlier.
The real villain here is the CBA, which seems to encourage more player volitility in moving teams by discouraging resigning early. I don't think that was an intended consequence, and it needs to be fixed urgently.
I think we (Danny) would need to think carefully about throwing that much money on a 5 year deal to someone who misses as much time as he does, so this is a two way street, whereas a straight up extension would be more palatable as it would be such a lower cap hit.
I am a fan of Kyrie but I don't see him as a top 10 player in the league. Maybe top 20 to 25. If you are spending THAT much on a guy ... he better be "franchise".
All in all for everyone gloating about how badly we won the trade, if we fail to make the finals next year AND Kyrie leaves next year with us getting no compensation , this trade could look like a disaster for us. Michael Porter at number 8 would be a fantastic look for us, and the way IT was shipped out certainly hurt our image and cancelled out any notion of expecting player loyalty as we try to resign our own young stars. I say this as someone who enthusiastically supported the trade for Kyrie.
At some point the Celtics need a culture change within the organization .... from mercenary and cold hearted and only $$$ matters to getting back to Celtics Tradition and pride, where guys maybe give a hometown discount to remain a Celtics. In the "Trader Danny" Era this is impossible. They have the coach for it. Can the GM reign in his ego for being in the headlines with every trade rumor, and instead take a more behind the scenes approach more focused on continuity rather than block buster deals.
As to Kyrie, I have posted elsewhere his heart is with the Knicks and he will be there once his contract expires if not sooner.