TylersLakers wrote:Eric Pincus put out an article today on Bleacher Report about possibly acquiring CP3. What would everyone think of that?
The deal would look like Kuzma, Green, Cook, Bradley, McGee, 1st rounder for Paul
I don't completely hate the idea. Paul's salary is insane however it allows us to maximize this window.
- Re-sign KCP using Bird Rights, 3 year deal starting at 10M.
- Re-sign Dwight Howard
- Markieff Morris to bi-annual exception
- MLE to Gallinari
- Sign Carmelo, Dudley, Cousins, Matthews to veteran minimum deals
Still have 2 more roster spots to fill. Someone like Kyle Korver? Jeff Teague? Paul Millsap? Harkless? There will be vets who go ring hunting.
We really do have a ton of options this summer to improve the roster.
Of course, if we had CP3 instead of Kuz/Green these playoffs, we would be in a good spot and i wouldn't necessarily be against such a deal, but we would struggle a lot to fill out the roster since we only would have the tax-payer MLE (6M).
In a nutshell i think i might do this deal if i knew that the front office had a good plan to round out the roster.
Question: Is CP3 worth that kind of money at this point in his career? I know the thunder are hoping to get multiple FRPs for him, but realistically that is way the hell more than he's worth. Another option would be to simply offer them KCP on a 1yr sign-and-trade. Sure KCP at 33M is a massive overpay, but he fits fine next to SGA-Schroeder and is 25% cheaper than CP3, who you shouldnt want to be paying 44M in 2021-22 unless you're contending for a title. Also, KCP could be used as salary balast in another deal during the season.