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If Kyrie walks to New York, how about Mike Conley?
« on: April 11, 2019, 03:33:38 PM »

Offline Smartacus

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I am a Kyrie Irving supporter. I think he's a top 10 player in this league and I hope he re-signs here.

That being said I will also bear no ill will and wish him well if he walks to team up with Durant in New York.

Our core is strong. We have a great system in place. If Kyrie walks we would be losing out on our top 5% potential but it wouldn't be difficult to imagine another All Star Caliber player to come in here and put us right back on track to compete for a championship year in and year out.

My question is this... Is there any player who would be a better option to take the reigns from Kyrie than Mike Conley?

Conley embodies all of our philosophies. He is a high character, team first point guard who shoot's 3's and defends at a high level. Conley, Hayward, and Horford supporting the young explosive wing rotation is a borderline ideal situation for how to construct a balanced roster.
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Conley, 31, is coming off one of his best seasons. The Arkansas native averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists per game and shot 36.4 percent from three-point range.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2830818-mike-conley-says-hes-not-interested-in-grizzlies-rebuild-amid-trade-rumors

He wants to contend and has made his money as at one point the highest paid player in the league so it stands to reason that he might take a discount on his next deal to compete for a championship in Boston. We also easily have the assets to acquire him from Memphis who will be happy to send him East to a contender.

What do you think? If Kyrie walks, how about Mike Conley?

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »

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I really like Mike Conley, I wouldn't be opposed to it. But not only is his contract almost impossible to match, but.. He's also going to be 32 soon, and point guards like Conley do not age well considering how much mileage has been on his legs.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 03:45:47 PM »

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If he walks, I think we should halt the trades and signings.  We still have plenty of assets both in terms of players and draft picks.  My guess is we would be able to sign Rozier to a contract similar to what we signed Smart for next year.  We can draft according to our need and make a decision on Horford (if he opts out) and Morris (can we resign him for a non-ridiculous deal).  As for the rest, if they don't spark joy, go Marie Kondo and thank them for their service before letting them go.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 06:36:34 PM »

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I'd love Conley, but without Horford or Hayward it would be nearly impossible to match salaries.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 07:10:14 PM »

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Excuse my ignorance but if Kyrie's contract was off the books wouldn't there be some way to fit Conley into our cap?

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I echo the sentiment that as lovable as Conley is, he's not worth it given the salary.

If Kyrie leaves, try to find a PG replacement for the full MLE and just move on.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 07:24:01 PM »

Offline philr13

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The numbers simply don't work for Conley.

That, along with his age and injury history, pretty much eliminate him as a possibility for Boston.

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This may be a bit of a tangent, but I had a thought today.  Imagine Memphis jumps up to the top 3 and the Knicks drop to 5.  Could you see Mem taking Morant followed by Memphis/Knicks swinging a deal centered around Conley for the 5th pick?  I think it would have an interesting ripple effect.  A star in place for Durant to team up with.  Kyrie would have more reason to stay put.  Could alter future value of our owed Memphis pick.  Lot of hypothetical dominoes, I know...

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Excuse my ignorance but if Kyrie's contract was off the books wouldn't there be some way to fit Conley into our cap?

Unfortunately, no that isn't possible.
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Excuse my ignorance but if Kyrie's contract was off the books wouldn't there be some way to fit Conley into our cap?

Unfortunately, no that isn't possible.

If we signed-and-traded Kyrie to NYK (once he stated he was going there), does that create a large trade exception? Might that fit Conley?

I haven’t kept up on the S&T rules. Would this affect our cap flexibility?


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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2019, 08:39:54 PM »

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If Kyrie walks to NY.........He’ll be too tired to play basketball!  ;) ;D ;D

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 01:21:39 AM »

Offline philr13

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Excuse my ignorance but if Kyrie's contract was off the books wouldn't there be some way to fit Conley into our cap?

Unfortunately, no that isn't possible.

If we signed-and-traded Kyrie to NYK (once he stated he was going there), does that create a large trade exception? Might that fit Conley?

I haven’t kept up on the S&T rules. Would this affect our cap flexibility?

The Knicks have no incentive to do this. Once he opts-out he's a free agent. The Knicks don't have to give up any assets in order to sign him.

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 02:15:25 AM »

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I'm pretty sure we could S&T Rozier and/or Morris to a big 1 year deal, and ship them out to match salaries..

Mike Zarren (Saltlover) should reappear soon to sort it all out.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2019, 02:31:47 AM »

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If we're to go down a route like that it's much more likely we sign Rozier to a larger deal with the intention of trading him mid season. That way he is the bulk of the salary match

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2019, 03:26:02 AM »

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Excellent player, but a bit old and not durable for our current timeline.
I think like we need a younger more potent ballhandler if we want to make some real noise.
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