With the roster all set in stone, let’s talk about some of the free agents heading into next offseason. DISCLAIMER: This is solely based on the expectations heading into this season and how cap works in the offseason
Part 2: Gordon Hayward
This is not that hard to predict. Hayward got like I believe 3 girls and a loving wife. Financially, he’s going to opt in to the $34mil for next year. It’s better for him to have that money in the bag. BUT, if he wants to stay in Boston and he wants to win, I suggest he work out a team friendly deal. Take less money and still get the bag. Brown is due money next offseason and Tatum is going to be due big time money in 2021. If next season goes well, then Hayward gotta take less money and have that long term stability to keep the team intact. It’s all about how this season goes for the team.
Boston Celtics -C+, Now this doesn't mean I think they are going to be a bad team, they won't be. I see them as a 4 or 5 seed. But I felt that they lost pieces that could have helped them come out of the East this year. Horford was a big loss, and now without him, I don't see how they could beat Philly or the Bucks as he was the 'Giannis and Embiid stopper.' This season will be about development while seeing how far they can go in the playoffs, it will be about how much they pay Jaylen Brown, and how far Tatum can come as a third year player. This team should have a balanced offense again with no one scoring over 21-22 imo. They can be formiddable and deep, but it will be tough in the playoffs.
G Kemba Walker (sign-and-trade with Hornets)
C Enes Kanter (agreed to sign)
F Romeo Langford (No. 14 pick)
F Grant Willaims (No. 22 pick)
G Carsen Edwards (No. 33 pick, via trade with 76ers)
G Tremont Waters (No. 51 pick)
G Kyrie Irving (signed with Nets)
G Terry Rozier (trade with Hornets)
C Al Horford (signed with 76ers)
F Marcus Morris (agreed to sign with Knicks)
C Aron Baynes (trade with Suns)