New Orleans Pelicans SG/SF Josh Hart
As Pelican Debrief’s Aaron Kellerstrass explained, Josh Hart’s deal is quite a team-friendly one:
"Only the first year of Hart’s deal is guaranteed, with the second only being partially guaranteed and the third a player option. Hart clearly bet on himself with this deal, as the Pels can opt out of it after the first year without paying the full amount. If things go well for Hart, he could opt out after year two and try to get a more lucrative long-term deal from the Pelicans or someone else. This contract has advantages for both sides, but especially the Pels."
If Brad Stevens wanted to, he could get out from the extended year of Josh Richardson’s contract simply by swapping him out for the Villanova product given his non-guaranteed second year.
A Josh-Josh deal that could potentially be win-win.
Detroit Pistons PF/C Kelly Olynyk
If there’s one thing Brad Stevens loves, it’s a reunion. He proved as much by bringing back both Al Horford and Enes Kanter to Boston to join what would be Ime Udoka’s first big man rotation.
Kelly Olynyk would add shooting and physicality in the frontcourt, something only the undersized Grant Williams provides. Olynyk would be a “for the culture” move.