View Full Version : Boston signs C Aron Baynes 2 yrs 11 mill

07-01-2018, 12:21 AM
Aron Baynes has agreed to re-sign with the Celtics on a two-year, $11 million deal.

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07-01-2018, 12:22 AM
Great resign.....got some depth now in the frontcourt with Horford, Baynes, Theis, and Rob Williams

07-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Underrated resigning by the Celtics.... He had some excellent moments on defense during their playoff run, and he'll be great backing up Horford/whoever else Boston gets.

07-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Great signing

R. Johnson#3
07-01-2018, 12:34 AM
After watching him in the playoffs this is a quality signing. Solid backup C who's capable of playing with the starters as a defensive presence.

07-01-2018, 12:38 AM
that's cheap as **** for him nice steal cs

07-01-2018, 01:34 AM
Stevens and Ainge are a hell of a team.

07-01-2018, 01:38 AM
Last piece of the puzzle is resigning Smart.

07-01-2018, 06:19 AM
Nothing flashy but a good move. He fits his role well and this is very cheap.

We now have 14 players under contract. Last order of business is re-signing Marcus Smart. Right now we have $8,634,168 to spend below the tax. That would allow us to offer Smart a 4 year, $38,861,073 deal.

We have Abdel Nader with a $450K partial guarantee. I'd look for us to move him to a team that will take the small hit for us - we'll toss in a second rounder. Replacing him with a minimum salary hold adds another $546,941 to what we can spend. That means our 4 year offer to Smart can be for $41,131,324. Getting closer, if not there.

The Celtics can also move Guershon Yabusele. #16 pick 2 years ago, dominated overseas and was great in the G-League as a rookie. Just hasn't gotten a break to crack the rotation. Could be a steal for some team if we have to dump him. But his $2.7M salary would easily give us room to keep Smart and stay under the tax.

Also there's a chance Morris is dealt because his role is probably going to be phased out to where he could be unhappy. But I'd think they would try to move him for a comparable salary/player rather than luxury tax space like we're talking about here.