“Everybody has done their work,” an Eastern Conference executive said of front-offices evaluating talent. “So you can only go down. Harrell could go from [being] an $18 million guy to a $12 million guy. They can only get worse. “Maybe some third-tier guy plays well and moves up a tier, but the top-tier guys can only get worse. That work is already done.”
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Avery Bradley is coming off a couple of down seasons but was one of the league’s stingiest individual defenders earlier in his career, and he’s only 30. He’s been given the impression, per a source, that he will have a real chance to make the roster and, with Thompson out early in the season, there’s a clear path to playing time if he rediscovers his old form, which would catapult him back onto the market next summer.