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    Default Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    So ...

    Obviously the C's are in a logjam at the wing spots now, particularly at SF where they have one of the best contracts in the league, a top 20 player in the league, and the last two number three picks in the draft.

    They're also financially strapped squeezing Hayward's deal into the cap.

    Something's gotta give, and it almost has to be with the one of these three players that were in the C's top 6 rotation last year.

    Does anyone have any opinions on who they'd prefer to go?

    And does anyone have on thoughts on what could be gotten in exchange for the any of the three?

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    Default Re: Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    I think you can make a case for all three of them. All of them are in their prime age range, so projection shouldn't be a huge factor. The C

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    Default Re: Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    Bradley (8.8 Mill) might be the best fit on the current roster, as he's the best PG defender, and covers for IT, and he also provides the most spacing among the three as the best catch and shoot guy, which may be more valuable with a second creator with the ball in Hayward (and maybe a third in Tatum).
    He's also the upcoming Unrestricted FA of the group, and would either cost a fortune to keep beyond that (including tax money) assuming they use his Bird rights to go over, or you've got a one year window with him. That one year will probably reduce his value to other teams, so basically you

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    Smart (4.4, would be owed a qualifying offer to maintain the RFA) has the highest pedigree of the group. A top 5 pick still on his rookie deal, and you get to keep him through Restricted FA for a year. We've seen RFA really thwart money for a year lately. Probably especially next year with more teams squeezed by the cap. These guys have also shown good potential for sign and trade.
    One particular value for Smart is that he might be better than he's looked (and he's looked pretty damn good). He's made a ton of winning plays for the C's in his time here, in spite of being extremely frustrating because of his shooting, but he's also rarely been put in a position of his strengths. He's probably best with ball in his hands, and that hasn't really happened that much. In fact, his best spot seems to be as a weird mismatch post up player against smaller guards, and on the right team, he could probably be extra valuable. He's also probably the best defender of the three, who are all good defenders. He doesn't have the hardware Bradley does, but he's among the most versatile defenders in the league, with more and more appeal in switch happy systems.
    He's got more fit issues than Bradley. With Hayward in place (and presumably bigger roles for Brown, and particularly Tatum), one of the assets Smart bought to the table was creation with the ball (often out of the post), but those guys are going to be taking up some of that usage I would think.

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    Default Re: Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    The last piece, Crowder (6.7, 7.3, 7.8), is maybe the toughest to figure out. He's now got a ton of depth at his position. However he does have the best contract moving forward. He also has the best contract, and among the best contracts in the league. I would argue, moving forward with all the money committed, and presumably with IT getting a huge extension, a player on that good of a contract would be more valuable for roster building, then having to extend either of the other guys. This is a little counter-intuitive, because he does make the most money at the moment. He also is the biggest of the bunch, by a fair stretch, on a team for which that really matters. As the roster stands now, I

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    Default Re: Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    [B]The other factor is what the team needs, and what

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    Default Re: Potential Trade Crowder/Smart/Bradley

    Done deal: Celtics trade Avery Bradley and 2nd round draft pick to Pistons for Marcus Morris.

    http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=20542

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