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    Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    First off, my thread title is a bit of wishful thinking and a bit of a guess. However, it has been discussed that due to off season acquisitions it may be difficult for Babb to make the Celtics roster for this upcoming season. With that said, I think Dallas could be a POTENTIAL landing spot for Babb should Boston not pan out for him this year.

    Dallas basically has two slots left on their roster. After they use their 2.7 million mid level exception on a player that can play both the 3 & 4 they will have one slot left. After that, Dallas has no cap money left and will have to pay the minimum salary regardless of who they sign for their final roster. The remaining spot must, according to need, go to a player that is a shooting guard with the ability to defend and possibly play the three as well. Babb fits this need from a cost perspective, his family is in Dallas (Dad owns BBQ place one half mile from American Airlines Arena), he has the defensive skills as well as the ability to shoot which Dallas needs for this role.

    He is light on experience for this role, but I think would fit well with Rick Carlyle's coaching style and is a low pay, low risk addition that likely could bounce back and forth from the NBADL to the a Mavs roster for next season. I know this is pure speculation but it could be an ideal fit for him. Thoughts?


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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    ZJohnson thinks OP is too optimistic and a moron.


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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by BallSoHard4Cy View Post
    ZJohnson thinks OP is too optimistic and a moron.
    Wut?
    Look....just because ZJohnson does not appear to agree with you on most things, it does not have any bearing on what I just posted. Furthermore, I acknowledged this was wishful thinking on my behalf. What gives here?



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    I would be ecstatic if Babb landed here. I have been to Babb Bro's BBQ many times and come away satisfied every time. That being said, I do think it is wishful thinking. Could they add a young guy like Chris? Absolutely, but the Mavericks seem to favor experience more than a lot of teams. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but I won't be holding my breath. I'll be full of hope though.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    I would be ecstatic if Babb landed here. I have been to Babb Bro's BBQ many times and come away satisfied every time. That being said, I do think it is wishful thinking. Could they add a young guy like Chris? Absolutely, but the Mavericks seem to favor experience more than a lot of teams. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but I won't be holding my breath. I'll be full of hope though.
    Agreed. I think it is a long shot, but a plausible long shot nonetheless.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by cuphues View Post
    Agreed. I think it is a long shot, but a plausible long shot nonetheless.
    Wasn't very happy last year when Boston came to town and Babb didn't get in. I get it, but still would have loved to see him, and that would have been nice for his family to see. It's not like Boston was in the playoff hunt in mid-late March.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Someone email Pollard and cc Mark Cuban.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Well Boston just unloaded Humphries on Washington, so that frees up a roster spot at least. And there's still the possibility of them trading Rondo this off-season to open up playing time for Bradley and Smart. That would still leave a logjam ahead of Babb at SG, but it would help his odds at least.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by cuphues View Post
    Wut?
    Look....just because ZJohnson does not appear to agree with you on most things, it does not have any bearing on what I just posted. Furthermore, I acknowledged this was wishful thinking on my behalf. What gives here?
    It's been a loooooooooong off season.


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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by cuphues View Post
    Wut?
    Look....just because ZJohnson does not appear to agree with you on most things, it does not have any bearing on what I just posted. Furthermore, I acknowledged this was wishful thinking on my behalf. What gives here?
    It had nothing to do with your post. Just a jab.

    Your post was fine.


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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    I guess I don't understand how contracts in he NBA go but I thought Babb Signed a deal for a few years.


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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I guess I don't understand how contracts in he NBA go but I thought Babb Signed a deal for a few years.
    I don't think it's guaranteed. They can still cut him.



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    I couldn't find a timeline on this but it looks pretty recent. It says Boston is keeping Chris Babb. I realize this could always change and this is kind of an obscure website, but, here's hoping.

    http://en.hispanosnba.com/transactions



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I don't think it's guaranteed. They can still cut him.
    Which leads one to wonder what the hell is the purpose of a contract?



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    Re: Babb to Dallas if Celtics Don't Work Out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Which leads one to wonder what the hell is the purpose of a contract?
    NBA teams use non-guaranteed contracts to facilitate trades. The Celts have a bunch of NG contracts that they can package together to match salaries when making trades. The teams receiving the players with the NG contracts can then cut them and not have that money count against their cap number.



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