BullChit wrote:So when do all the GMs officially go in Giannis watch!
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I don't know about all the GMs, but I certainly am.
Assuming this ends badly for the Bucks... which I think is likely... if I were them I'd be looking to either
(1) blow it up completely and get the haul of all hauls for Giannis (i.e., the Warriors win the lotto and jump to 1 from 14, and the Wolves pick at 7 also converts, and Golden State sends Wiseman, Wiggins (for salary) those 2 picks plus 4 other unprotected firsts stretching out as long as it needs to for Giannis), then get as much as possible for Jrue and/or Middleton...
Or, more likely with Giannis being 26:
(2) get as much as possible for both Middleton and Jrue in a play for at least one better player (Dame?) - a la either Jrue or Middleton getting sent to GS for Wiggins and both the picks this year - assuming Wolves stay 6 or 7, GS staying at 14, (GS being a team that is in "win now" mode), and those picks, as well as the other of the Jrue/Middleton duo, being sent to Portland along with Divincenzo for Dame....
But Jrue-Middleton-Giannis is not a championship core. Middleton, in particular, should never have been an all-star - he's a solid, two-way wing, which is nice, but not special. A "glue guy."
Jrue I think is a little better that Middleton, even if he isn't the shooter (though he shot 39% from 3 this season on solid volume). The issue with Jrue is that he's not really a lead guard, he's a combo. You basically have no offensive "alpha" on that team - Giannis can't be your lead ball handler and isn't a "dump it into him and watch him score" guy a la Embiid or Shaq, while Middleton and Jrue are also offensively "beta" players - even if they are very good "beta" players.
A CP3 or even a younger Rondo could work wonders for that team... but they don't have the ability to bring in anyone like that (if anyone like that would even be available).