This season, at Celticslife, we've been taking a different approach to the plethora of trade rumors and trade suggestions pundits have been circulating involving the Celtics. That so many do involve the Celts is a testimony to Danny Ainge's capabilities as general manager, but after awhile, the fan base seems to have become a little tired of the rumor mill, especially when it comes to retreads.
Cue a cavalcade of questionable behavior for Boogie Cousins - from fisticuffs in an outing with teammate Matt Barnes to berating the local media, to ejecting his mouthpiece and getting...ejected, it's all good in Beantown, or so it seems from the poll returns inquiring about your interest in trading for Cousins.
The Ayes have it - by a lot:
Nearly two-thirds of you are on board for Boogie - no questions asked. This might seem imprudent (see also: Fear the Boogie Man), but so does passing by a shot at a top-ten talent in the league on the younger side of his career.
Should the @Celtics make an offer for @boogiecousins before the trade deadline? @CelticsLife #Celtics #NBA #boogie2boston @SacramentoKings— justin quinn (@justinquinnn) December 19, 2016
There's plenty to be worried about based on his behavior, even if you think a lot of it can be based on the dysfunction factory that is the Sacramento Kings front office - as evidenced by the quarter of you who want to know what we'll be ponying up to get a year and change (and possibly more) of his services. Ten percent of you want nothing to do with him regardless of what the offer is, and based on his recent high media profile for all the wrong reasons - well, we understand where you're coming from.
When it comes to brass tacks, though, most expect a bargain of a trade:
Whether it's the aforementioned controversy, or just hope for a real-world version of Bill Simmons' "Heist", more than half of you think DeMarcus could be had for non-lottery (i.e. Brooklyn Nets) picks and salary match - or just salary match if the players offered were right. Let me just say that while the Kings may be a mess, they aren't stupid.
Well, not that stupid.
If the @celtics DID make an offer for @boogiecousins , what would you want it to be? Tell @CelticsLife in the comments. #Celtics #NBA #Kings— justin quinn (@justinquinnn) December 19, 2016
I simply do not see a world in which DMC is wearing green without us letting go of at least the 2018 Brooklyn pick without protection, or maybe a top-three protection on this year's Nets' swap. Then again, this is Trader Danny we're talking about, so I'll suspend belief, and cut to your trade offers and thoughts.
Some of you bid high:
@justinquinnn @CelticsLife @celtics @boogiecousins Only protected players should be IT, Bradley, Rozier. and Horford. Anything else goes!— Van Costa (@VanCosta5) December 20, 2016
@justinquinnn @CelticsLife @celtics @boogiecousins boogie is a next level talent and we need to give up salary and lotto pick(s) for him— Sean Golonka (@I_Love_JohnWall) December 20, 2016
Some of you bid low:@justinquinnn @CelticsLife @celtics @boogiecousins anything they want? Would immediately be our best player— chris naughton (@naughtgonnalie) December 20, 2016
@justinquinnn @CelticsLife @celtics is @boogiecousins worth one Brooklyn pick right now? I really don't believe so— Vinny (@Sailboatstudios) December 20, 2016
@justinquinnn @celtics @CelticsLife Too much of a hothead, no BKN pick, but every other pick we have until '19- '20+ salary match only!— Toma Albacan (@TAlbacan) December 20, 2016
@justinquinnn @celtics @boogiecousins @CelticsLife seriously guys, I can't imagine that the nets pick couldn't be in this kind of trade— CroustyBap (@CroustyBap) December 20, 2016
Some of you want nothing to do with him:
@CelticsLife just keep counting until time passes— Wayne Fennimore (@wfennimoreX) December 20, 2016
Some of you have other ideas:
@justinquinnn @CelticsLife I mainly say No, because there are other players I'd like. But if offer is right, it's hard to pass up.— Woods (@dave_dubbs) December 20, 2016
@justinquinnn @celtics @boogiecousins @CelticsLife how has Ainge convinced fanbase they could get Boogie without Brooklyn picks?— Sixers Empire (@kvanhorn87) December 20, 2016
And some of you had jokes:
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