Good day Brian. Do you feel that Brad Stevens will start off to converse about a contract extension with Brown if he is qualified this summer season, & what would that glance like? Would be very good to lock him up for a longer time expression. & what 2 a lot more players you imagine we have to have to more contend in FA? — Eddy FB
I certainly consider the Celtics will be seeking to indicator Jaylen Brown to a contract extension this summer when he’s very first qualified for it (he technically cannot signal nearly anything till October for each CBA principles). The issue for Boston will be the reality that they are restricted in what they can present Brown based on his recent deal, the same problem they ran into with Kyrie Irving when people two sides talked extension again in 2018.
The Celtics can offer 120 % of Brown’s 2023-24 salary, which is about $34.2 million greenback as the starting salary for an extension and give eight per cent annual raises for each yr of the offer. Which is a sizable pay out soar but is nevertheless anticipated to be a great deal quick of what a max offer is for a player with 7-9 years of knowledge in the summer of 2024. Cap estimates are a bit murky that far into the long run but a harmless guess right here is that the max starting off salary that summer months for a participant with Brown’s expertise will be all around $40 million. Irrespective of whether or not Brown prefers the included economical protection in an extension over the prospective larger pay remains to be witnessed but it would be completely comprehensible if he elects for the latter. In that scenario, the Celtics would have to wait around it out right until cost-free company with him in hopes he would re-indication with them when the team can provide the most funds devoid of extension limits.
Where’s Tacko Fall? — Phragle
The Cavs waived him as a two-way player due to harm troubles earlier this yr but Tumble is even now placing up big numbers for their G-League affiliate in Canton. The guess listed here is he will get another possibility to make an NBA roster on a education camp roster subsequent year.
Would seem like Otto Porter Jr, as a 28 12 months old 3/4 who can shoot and defend is the best goal this off season, primarily specified that he currently helps make almost nothing and seems like someone who could be experienced at taxpayer mid-level. Feelings? — Matt D
Porter Jr. astonished people today in NBA circles a large amount all through free of charge agency very last offseason when he turned down larger contracts to take a veteran’s least offer with the Warriors. He’s been a important bench participant for them this period as a shooter/defender to your level off the bench and he would fill that job anywhere he decides to go future season, such as Boston.
The problem is irrespective of whether Porter Jr. would prefer to keep in Golden Condition on a inexpensive offer throughout their title window or if an additional contender like Boston could swoop in and provide him more dollars. The Warriors could give him mid-level money this summer to keep if they actually benefit him but the point that he’s created $125 million presently in his job authorized him to settle for a great in good shape this calendar year. If he’s on the lookout for a even larger payday Boston would be out of the blend with their cap scenario. Nevertheless, if the Warriors aren’t keen to offer you the mid-amount for him, he would certainly be a major target for Boston to offer much-necessary depth on the wing and trusted 3-position shooting at the rear of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Truly fantastic protection of the C’s this season. Many thanks for the insights. Few of inquiries for you this 7 days. (1) Do you ever wonder how a great deal more offense we could get from Rob? The C’s aren’t taking sufficient advantage of his athleticism, using him only as a screener and lob threat. It is effortless to think that he could get some straightforward buckets in the lower submit: lefty and righty jump hooks, fade-aways in the paint, elbow jumpers, up-and-beneath lay-ins. He could effortlessly get 15-20 factors for each video game. What are the coaches waiting around for? And (2) What is up with Jaylen’s 3-point shot? Looks like it’s fallen off a cliff–possibly owing lingering soreness from the ankle personal injury? — Matthew R
1. There’s a ton of untapped offense from Williams, which makes his profession trajectory so engaging for members of the firm. He’s a very unselfish player, just about to a fault down low, continuously turning down open up appears to be like towards scaled-down defenders on the offensive glass in buy to set up teammates. There’s plenty of offense all-around him where by that has not been an issue in latest months but when quick points are tougher to appear by in the postseason, the coaching staff must continue on pushing him to be aggressive. I know it is anything Ime Udoka has gotten on him for this year now.
2. Brown’s jumper has not looked excellent given that the harm so I would attribute it to that much more than something else. He’s 6-of-31 from deep in this final four games, though his all-all-around efficiency from the Warriors was encouraging following a sluggish offensive commence in that matchup. Higher than all else, the staff really should be concentrating on getting him healthful through these last couple of weeks so heading into the postseason grind so I’d assume his minutes to be retained below handle to enable in that course of action.