RexBoyWonder wrote:twix2500 wrote:Jrue Holiday and Bogdan is a huge addition to the Bucks. However, the failures of the Bucks rely on Giannis. If he doesnt evolve his game where he can not be schemed out it doesnt matter who the Bucks trade for.
To say they gave up too much for Jrue, the Heat gave two first rounders for Dragic. Jrue is a better player than Dragic ever was. And Jrue will likely play his best ball this season now that he has motivation to ball out.
Bucks gave 3 first rounders + 2 pick swaps + decent players. Then Jrue is going to demand the max at age 32 and they will have to pay up.
If Giannis walks, It's probably one of the biggest overpays in NBA history.
They were desperate and acted like it.
If Giannis agrees to a S&T, the Bucks could recoup some of those picks. At any rate, the Bucks needed to upgrade their roster to give themselves their best shot at retaining Giannis; everything goes to hell if Giannis leaves. The Bucks GM will win GM of the year for this. He took, at best, pedestrian talent and got Holiday and Bogdanovic who are upgrades over DiVincenzo, Hill, and Bledsoe.
If Milwaukee can re-sign Connaughton and add two veterans, like Jeff Green, one of the Morris twins, Belinelli... they'll have a better team than last year:
Holiday - Bogdanovic
Connaughton - Bogdanovic
Middleton - Connaughton
Giannis - Green
Lopez - Myers Leonard?