A lot of deals get announced with the details left to be figured out later. To some of us sports nerds, the details mater a great deal. Thankfully there's a blogger even nerdier than I am to do the math for us. See below for some details you may not have known (and if you did, please apply to CelticsBlog today).
After the Turner deal is done, we'll have too many players and too much money on the books. But that doesn't necessarily mean a trade HAS to happen.
The Celtics now have a whopping 18 players under contract with a payroll that will, at least temporarily, crawl over $80 million. Boston still has three nonguaranteed contracts totaling roughly $7 million that can help it trim down moving forward. With that in mind, the odds just got a little bit longer for nonguaranteed players Chris Johnson and Chris Babb. Boston does have Keith Bogans' $5.3 million nonguaranteed salary that can help it immediately chop salary, though that slot might be more valuable as a trade asset.
We ended up getting a pick and a young center from the Pierce trade exception. Could we someday get some value from the one created from the Kris Humphries sign-and-trade? (Doubtful but you never know)
The Celtics generated a trade exception valued at $4.25 million. They have until July 19, 2015 to utilize it. Washington sent a 2015 second-round pick to Boston that is top-49 protected, meaning the Wizards will have to be one of the top 11 teams in basketball, record-wise, next season to convey that pick to Boston.
Remember the trade sending Pierce and KG to Brooklyn? (If not, then you have successfully blocked it out of your consciousness, so congrats!?). Well, here are some assets we still have as a result of that trade (and the additional trades that followed).
Here's a quick look at what the Celtics have remaining for draft picks from the deal (and the moves spawned from it):
• Philadelphia's 2015 first-round pick (becomes two second-round picks if in lottery)
• Brooklyn's 2016 and 2018 first-round picks (Boston can also swap places in 2017)
• Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick (top-10 protected until 2019)
• Miami's 2016 second-round pick
So we've got that going for us, ...which is nice.