Trade Deadline 2023: Boston Celtics Mock Deadline

  • GM: Adam Taylor, @adamtaylornba

    Salary Cap: $175,627,207

    Luxury Tax: -$25,360,207

    • They are $25 million over the tax but the tax bill is upwards of $66 million… How far over will ownership let them spend?

    GOAL: Win a championship

    Priorities

    • Trade Danilo Gallinari for either a contributor, or salary dump if necessary

    o  $6,479,000 salary in 2022-23
    o  Can take up to $8,198,750 in salary for him

    Players to Dangle

    Danilo Gallinari (2/$13.22 (PO in 2023-24))

    o  Salary: $6,479,000

    o   He’s out for season, so might as well use his salary as an asset or use it to shed some tax relief

    Target Players

    • Justin Holiday, Atlanta Hawks
    • Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets
    • Coby White, Chicago Bulls
    • Nerlens Noel, Alec Burks, Hamidou Diallo, Cory Joseph, Detroit Pistons
    • Goga Bitadze & TJ McConnell, Indiana Pacers
    • Salary dump to Indiana or OKC
    • Taurean Prince, Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Cam Reddish, New York Knicks
    • Mike Muscala, OKC Thunder
    • Mo Bamba & Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic
    • Zach Collins, San Antonio Spurs
    • Khem Birch, Toronto Raptors
    • Rudy Gay, Utah Jazz


    Assets Owned

    • TPE: $6,907,815
    • TPE: $5,890,000
    • TPE: $2,161,219
    • TPE: $1,910,860
    • TPE: $1,782,621
    • TPE: $1,669,178
    • 2023 1st (top 12 protected to Indiana)
    • 2024 1st
    • 2025 1st
    • 2026 1st
    • 2027 1st
    • 2028 1st (less favorable of SAS and own, top one protected)
    • 2029 1st
    • 2023 2nd (via DAL/HOU/MIA)
    • 2023 2nd (via POR)
    • 2026 2nd (less favorable of own & more favorable of IND & MIA)
    • 2028 2nd (31-45 protected or to Spurs if 2028 swap not conveyed, 46-60 to Magic)
    • 2029 2nd

     

    Results

    Be sure to check back in over the next few weeks with the trade deadline window open now in our first annual mock trade deadline to see what mock transactions have been executed. The Mock Trade Deadline will conclude on February 2

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