Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
So, the Celtics have decisions to make.
Isaiah Thomas is going to want the max. It seems unimaginable that he won't be in Boston next year, but if you're drafting his potential replacement, how can you justify giving him a humongous 5-year deal?
Justify it to who? The fans wont accept letting him walk. The basketball people who want to build on their great season wont either. You dont need to justify it.
Kent Bazemore makes 18 million dollars in this league. Dudes who have never been allstars have 153 million dollar deals. The second best players on 45 win teams make 120 million.
Thomas is getting paid and he should. They have the money and the cap is still going up. Doesnt matter what Lonzo might be in 5 years.
Hell hes big enough to put at the 2. They will find him minutes no matter what if hes good.
The money wont be a big factor. Thomas deal would be in its last year when Lonzo is what? 23? 24?
He might be in the NBA till 2035.
They can afford to try to win now and see what they have in him.
They dont really have to choose.