The Indianapolis Star had already mentioned this possibility last June; and it should be remembered that the Celtics winger has a “Player option” to $ 34 million. We can hardly see him testing the market; and the Celtics might be tempted to part ways with him after a featureless collaboration; essentially marked by a very serious injury in his first game with Boston.
In Indiana; we turned the page to Nate McMillan; and decided to bet on a former Raptors assistant; Nate Bjorkgren; who promises a game of movements in which Gordon Hayward can excel.
There are five good ones in Indiana; and if Boston is a salesman; Danny Ainge can find what you’re looking for. We think in particular of Myles Turner who can bring rebounds and counterattacks; but ESPN explains that he would be “non-transferable.” The same goes for Domantas Sabonis; who became an All-Star in Indiana.
Towards a triangular exchange?
Victor Oladipo’s track is more dangerous as he is in his final year of contract; and he will have to find his place amid Kemba Walker; Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
As for Malcolm Brogdon; he has the same profile as Marcus Smart; able to play at positions 1 and 2; and it will be difficult to share playing time with Kemba Walker. For TJ Warren; exceptional in the “bubble;” it is the salary that does not fit; but he would be perfect as an offensive joker behind Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
If Boston is a seller and Indiana really wants Gordon Hayward; then a triangle trade will have to be considered as well. SNY.tv recalls that the Nets have an eye on Victor Oladipo; and the Celtics could find their happiness in the Brooklyn workforce; especially if the Nets are ready to part ways with Jarrett Allen …
Player option : possibility for a player to activate (or not) the last year of his contract; in order to end his lease or become a free agent one year in advance.
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