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IF THE CETLICS COULD PULL THIS OFF WOULD THEY WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP???????


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Celtics

Celtics

+3 players ($18.4m),
Cap Impact + $209K
  • Larry Nance Jr.
    Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, 6' 7", -0.07 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $10.6M

    2yrs

    6
  • Collin Sexton

    TO

    Collin Sexton
    PG, 6' 1", -1.13 LEBRON
    Team Option, Slasher

    $6.3M

    1yr

    6
  • Roster Moves
  • Lonzo Ball

    ST

    Lonzo Ball
    PG, 6' 6", 1.33 LEBRON
    Sign & Trade, Primary Ball Handler

    $18.4M

    3yrs

    19
  • Notes

    Sign-And-Trade Lonzo Ball for a 3 year contract worth $87.8M.

-1  Wins

-19.04  MPG

+4.98  Off.

-2.15  Def.

Pelicans

Pelicans

+2 players ($13.8m),
Cap Impact - $2.8M
  • Marcus Smart
    Marcus Smart
    SG, 6' 3", 0.43 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $13.8M

    1yr

    2
  • Carsen Edwards
    Carsen Edwards
    SG, 5' 11", -1.27 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $1.7M

    2yrs

    2

-1  Wins

+10.08  MPG

-1.49  Off.

-0.67  Def.

Hornets

Hornets

+1 player ($9.7m),
Cap Impact + $9.7M
  • Tristan Thompson
    Tristan Thompson
    PF, 6' 9", 0.04 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $9.7M

    1yr

    2

+2  Wins

+23.83  MPG

-1.34  Off.

+1.39  Def.

Cavaliers

Cavaliers

+3 players ($6.2m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $7.1M
  • Robert Williams III

    TO

    Robert Williams III
    C, 6' 8", 1.44 LEBRON
    Team Option, Roll + Cut Big

    $3.6M

    1yr

    2
  • Grant Williams

    TO

    Grant Williams
    PF, 6' 6", -1.59 LEBRON
    Team Option, Stretch Big

    $2.6M

    2yrs

    2
  • Aaron Nesmith
    Aaron Nesmith
    SF, 6' 5", -1.78 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $3.6M

    3yrs

    2
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    Top 8 Protected
    2
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Top 8 Protected
    2

+ 0  Wins

-14.87  MPG

-2.15  Off.

+1.43  Def.

PELICNAS: Celtics would get Lonzo, a better passer and the defense wouldn't be much worse with getting Nance as well. Another team would probably be there to take on Smart and give up 2-3 FRPs and getting all of that in a sign and trade is pretty good for the Pelicans.

Cavs are listening the offers, probably like Garland more and don't want to pay Sexton 20+ a year. They'd get a high-energy player in Robert Williams along with another energy player and shooter in Nesmith with picks. I believe this is a solid way to rebuild for them, additionally those picks are unprotected and they get Grant.

Celtics need a 3 scorer and get sexton and get the pass-first point guard who can defend in Lonzo and also get Nance. Sexton could be the 6th man sometimes. They'd let Fournier walk and fill the rest of their bench with minimum players because they don't want to be in the luxury tax this year.

HORNETS: Hornets need a 5, and get their backup at nearly 10 million a year. Doesn't cost anything but a roster spot and some money to get the backup 5 is nice. They'd probably then trade for a Myles Turner maybe like Washington and a future FRP or take Sengun at 11 is also an option, probably would rather a Keon Johnson who can defend well and has scoring potential as a bigger guard. Doesn't really hurt and then they would be able to decide if they want to extend him or not after deciding how he fits with their roster and all of that stuff


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