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From pointing to Gerald Wallace’s contract as the reason the
Brooklyn deal was a bad one; lamenting that this previous All-Star (2010) is
washed up at 32; to a Chicken Little panic to dump his contract by spending the
very assets his acquisition allowed, the hue and cry is short sighted and counter
productive. A thread on another blog
poses the question, What would you be willing to give up in order to move Wallace’s
contract? My answer, Absolutely nothing! Will he be a core piece in the next Celtics’
contender, probably not, but he may very well prove to be an asset (rather than
a liability) in assembling that contender.
This muttering of the mob is a classic example of
overreaction creating a needless rush to sell at absolute bottom of the
market. Not only is his value at an all
time low, but any resulting cap space is of little use for at least 10
months. Sure, repeater Luxury Tax is an
issue but trading Brooks for a second round pick, paying a non-taxpayer to take
Crawford, or buying out Bogans for four of his five million are all much more
I think it most likely that Ainge avidly reads the injury
report list from around the league, and sidles up to the trading bar with his
assets after the Brooklyn haul have rebuilt
their value. A contender (or hopeful)
who lose a SG, SF, or PF starter are all possibilities for converting “junk”
bonds for A or AA assets. It may never
happen but I think that is Danny’s plan 1A.
Bogans, Crawford, Brooks, Wallace, Humphries, and Bass are all part of
the emergency buy-a-piece-to-contend menu.
Rather than the proposed pay-to-dump scenarios, I think
another more calculated approach is to offer a recovered-value player to some
other team who in Chicken Little mode. If,
for instance, Phoenix
decides Beasley is a toxic liability that they don’t want around their
increasingly young team, would they (and we) move Beasley ($6M) and Gortat ($7.7M)
for Bass ($6.47M) and Wallace ($10M) or Humphries ($12M)? Boston
could, and I would, send Beasley home for the year and vault into playoff
contention (and out of the lottery). While
it would likely quash the lottery shot, it would get under the Luxury Cap and
both Gortat (whom I assume we would like to resign) and Beasley are expiring
Danny is in no rush, certainly not this year, and it makes
good sense to play the market rather than make panicky, knee-jerk moves. Ours is a society of immediate gratification,
and professional sports is an even more distilled version of that haste to feel
good. Danny is the Zen spider with his
fingers on the web waiting for the frantic struggles of the desperate prey. While I’m sure his aplomb and patience have
been the source of more than a few of his rapidly proliferating grey hairs; we
should all be thankful for his steady hand on the reins.
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