Or just trade Hayward and Tatum and a some of picks for davis and moore
Done and championship please
That's a good team, but we're better with Hayward. Maybe he never fully recovers, but if he does a lot of folks will hopefully chuckle at themselves in retrospect. Before he got hurt, he was mentioned in the same breath as Jimmy Butler and Paul George, and (from potentially faulty recollection) was ranked higher by SI and ESPN than Kyrie Irving.
I am not quite sure what to think of Hayward. He has great games like the Minnesota game back in early December, the Philly game in February and the Golden State game this month and you think "wow, he really is that good!" But then he has other games where you're watching and see nothing more than a role player. Many use the injury excuse to his defense, but if he's still getting over his injury, how come he's played so well in a handful of games.
By the way, you're right, he was ranked by ahead of Kyrie by SI and ESPN before the 2017-2018 season began. Trying to figure out how that happened.
So this sort-of becomes a Jaylen (or Smart) vs Hayward thing moving forward since Tatum would be involved in both deals. I think Hayward still has a lot of potential to return to form, but if I were to rank the 3 in who I would want on the team moving forward with AD, Kyrie, and Horford, I would probably go:
They are all VERY close in my opinion, but 'good' Jaylen is so dynamic on both sides of the ball and now seems able to buy in to any role Brad has him playing.
I still assume the deal will be Tatum/Smart, though so hopefully we can move forward with both. And, I realize it is not noted in this post, but losing Smart will be a HUGE bummer if it happens.
Smart would be a terrible loss.
Luckily there are dudes and gals that get paid tonnes of money to figure stuff out.
I think Jaylen is safe no matter what.
I think Tatum is most likely gone, it is just very unfortunate that there really doesnt seem to be any logical way to complete a trade without involving smart.
Ball was dropped earlier this season with not making a trade for a contract. Same with not using the MLE.
Why couldnt Rozier be signed and trade to a team under the cap that wants him (Orlando for example) and that allows Orlando the shed a contract they dont want.
IE: Boston signs rozier to a 3 year starting at 16 mill per season contract. Orlando then trades Boston Markelle Fultz or DJ Augustine and Fraser Jr. for the freshly signed Rozier and a second rounder 2019 and 2020. Orlando gets the guy they wanted, Boston gets assets to use in a Davis trade, orlando gets 2 second rounders for their help.
Boston now as a 7-8 million dollar contract to use in a davis trade.
Lets say DJ Augustine is the player who is traded to the Celtics.
Tatum - 7.83
DJ Augustine - 7.25
Robert Williams - 1.93752
Yabuselle - 3.11724
Walt Fraser Jr - 1.416852
Sacramento Pick 14th - 2.4118
LAC Pick 18th - 1.9643
Boston pick 2020 - no valueTotal Outgoing Salary - 25,927,712 *1.25 + 100,000
Davis Salary - 27,093,018 *1.15 trade kicker