Why The Celtics Are Better Off Without Paul George

With the 2017 NBA free agency period officially underway one NBA rumor has already been put to bed. Friday evening the Pacers dealt long time fvorite Paul George to Oklahoma for two players and draft picks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you ask me who got the better of the deal Iwould have to say Indiana. Indiana now in a rebuilding stage has officially moved on fom Paul George.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Thunder on the other hand is getting one of the best players in the league. However their is one catch the Thunder have him for only one year. Currently George is recieving 19.3 million and if he chooses to agree to an extension it’s going to require some big bucks in order to make him happy.                                                                                                                                                                 This is where the deal is beneficial for the Celtics point number one he’s out of the Eastern conference and point number two the Celtics hang on to their abundance of draft picks. Also the Celtics didn’t have to give up one of their younger players shooting guadcJaylen Brown and small forward Jason Tatum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               One of the consistent that Celtic fans have been hearing for atleast ayear almost is Utah forwardGordon Hayward. Hayward has spent his entire career in Utah but has rwealized it’s time to move on from the Jazz and hook on with a winning organization such as Boston. Hayward has a long relatshionship with Celtic head coach Brad Stevens. Stevens was his coach at Butler.                                                                                                                                                   If you do the math tallying up Paul Georges 19million,Gordon Haywards 16 million and Celtic point guard Isaiah Thomas’s new contract they couldn’t signall three. Thomas is due for a new contractthis year. He’s seeking a four year max contract. But with hip issues and his defense some people think he may not get it. Thomas is one of the best guards in the Eastern Conference in2016/17.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Two players that would look good in Celtic green would be Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari and Clipper guard JJ Redick  . Redick is one of the best shooters in the NBA with a 445 field goal average and 42% 3 point shooting avearage and earning just 8 million in LA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gallinari on the other hand is just 29 years old and plays shooting guard,small forward and poer forward. Currently he’s earning 14 million and would fit in nicely in Brad Steven’s rotating system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No matter what direction the Cetics go in their only getting better and closer to championship number 18.                                   .

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