From Mark Cuban’s Twitter:
Meanwhile, Ainge gave his clearest statement yet on the C’s intentions with Big Baby. Via the Herald:
“We like Big Baby a lot, and we have every intention of keeping him.”
The same story reports that the Spurs–and possibly the Magic–may be prepared to offer Davis something close to their full mid-level should Rasheed Wallace choose Boston. Would the C’s match that?
Remember, the C’s already have about $73 million committed next season, with the luxury tax expected to be somewhere around $68 million. Toss in the mid-level ($5.6 million or so) for Wallace, say, $5 million for Davis, a $2 million bi-annual exception for a wing player (Doc is meeting with Grant Hill, FanHouse reports), and you’re already up to nearly $86 million–which is equivalent to shelling out $104 million once the luxury tax is factored in. And it remains unclear who will back up Rajon Rondo next season.
Wow. Can’t accuse the C’s of failing to spend to win.