Michael Jackson wrote:TheStig wrote:Michael Jackson wrote:
I hear what you are saying and absolutely agree, CP3 though from a timeline sense was a bandaid and they were looking for a core for Giannis length of contract. I also absolutely agree CP3 would have been a huge upgrade over Holiday for the next year or two which is really the championship window. I never liked the Holiday trade it reeked of desperation because it was. They pooped the bed with letting Brogdon go. Also CP3 is still likely more effective in 3 years than holiday. Maybe I just don’t think that much of holiday though.
CP3 like you said will be a high level player in a couple of years but he also could be traded as an expiring to move on to the next star. Just never really felt Holiday was what they needed. CP3 can create and run the offense which is what they need when things get hard in the 4th.
Milwaukee dropped the ball twice on this. That’s why they just had to pay the wrong guy to try to keep Giannis. CP3 was a better this year guy and they are competing this year... that’s why Giannis likely should have left. That’s also why these stars are building their own teams, it’s tough to do it the “right” way. Milwaukee is more than all in with the 2 time MVP and they are still short on the bet. Holiday wins big though, he just won the Otto Porter sweepstakes. Granted he is better than OPJ massive, massive overpay. The more I watch teams fumble and as time passes I respect Krause more and more. Can’t ever forgive his hubris but he did do a good job with the opportunity presented him.
Milwaukee's been stuck since the Brogdon error. But the first major mistake was trading for Bledsoe with plans to extend him. Could've done better with their cap and draft capital. Wasn't crazy about paying Brook a robust extension. Their cap situation was and is preposterous. It's cool that ownership was willing to pay top dollar for keeping the contender as competitive as possible (besides letting Brogdon go), but I just don't know how they improve that team going forward. It's a really thin roster. Their drop-off after the 6th best man (tie between Portis/Brook/DiVincenzo) is brutal. It's basically a 7-man rotation, missing a high-caliber scoring guard.
They overpaid for Jrue, but in the end, the Bledsoe/Hill/FRP package wasn't attractive at all. A ton of deadweight salary there; IMO both guys were over-the-hill reserves, costing almost $30m to 2 years of cap, and Bledsoe's locked further. So they had to overpay with that big gamble of picks to make it worth NOP's time; between a 30yo and 35yo. OKC might've shared NOP's steep price in picks from MIL (5 including the swaps?); that's just asking for trouble, when your return is going turning 36yo at post-season.