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Bradley Beal-to-Boston is folly - or is it?

 The Bradley-Beal-to-Boston talk just won't stop. Adding his $36.4 million salary for 2022-23 to the Celtics already-tax-bound budget might sound ridiculous, but dive into it a bit.


Beal has a Player Option for the upcoming season - has been with the Washington Wizards for his entire career - has ZERO Title rings - and has already earned $178 million in the NBA. He is buddies with the Celtics Jayson Tatum, and Boston took Golden State to six Finals contests. The Green, particularly with the addition of another star, would be prime contenders for the 2023 Championship.

Wic Grousbeck seems ready to pay a significant luxury tax bill, but it is doubtful if he would agree to shelling out $36-42 Million to get Beal in Boston, but here's the kicker. How much money does a person need? Contentment in life usually rises with addition money - to a point, after which extra loot may do much for the ego, but little for quality of life.

Will Bradley Beal take a significant pay cut to join Tatum in Boston? I doubt it. It hardly ever happens. But it could be a wise move for the 6'4" guard. And the Celtics could use the 23.2 points, 4.7 boards and 6.6 assists that the third-overall pick (2012) racked up last season.

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