basketballwacko2 wrote: babyjax13 wrote:
basketballwacko2 wrote:What I'm saying is he's not even a good player.
Exactly. If he were a good player, why in the world would Minnesota trade him for Paul? And if you are OKC sinking a bunch of money into a bad contract, wouldn't you at least want it to be someone who *could* be a part of your future?
If he was a good player he'd still be paid like a star but there are a lot of good players not a lot of star players. Basically I'm saying that there is a step down from star player to good player but not a star, and Wiggins is not even at that 2nd tier.
Again, if he were a good player, Minnesota would immediately hang up the phone on any trade centered around Paul/Wiggins. At the very least, they might think about it (but for all the reasons mentioned in this thread, maybe not even then). I'm not trying to argue that Wiggins is a good player *at all,* I'd be an idiot to do that, but he at least has the physical tools you are looking for and some skill. I'm not confident anyone can help him put it all together - much less Billy Donovan - but it seems more likely that he improves and remains part of OKC's core moving forward than Paul continues to be their starting point guard for the next three seasons.