Milbucks96 wrote:I would put big money on at least one if not both of Jrue and Khris being gone in 2 seasons. Championship cores donâ€™t usually stay together long unless ownership is willing to keep it together.
How much money? Iâ€™ll take it.
Khris and Jrue are like Manu and Parker. Theyâ€™ll stay as long as Giannis is here.
Their contracts are only Interesting for contenders. But the Bucks wonâ€™t get better players from other contenders. Young teams have no need for them unless they are very close to competing. But then again, what is the return?
Only reason to trade one of them is if one wants to be traded. Or you get an offer you canâ€™t refuse (Dame or Seph forcing a trade to the Bucks). Itâ€™s not going to happen.
So, how much money?
The spurs stayed together as long as they did because they all took major pay cuts, the bucks have the 5th highest payroll and 3 of the highest paid players in the league, all with growing salaries. The spurs highest paid player their last championship was barely in the top 50 and they were in the bottom third in nba payroll. They were never the spenders the bucks are right now, not even close.
This ownership group purposefully weakened a championship level team in 2019 over money, they did it again with PJ over money, and they let go of boogie over somebody like semi 100% because of money. All of those things are chump change compared to what theyâ€™re going to be paying in a couple of seasons if they donâ€™t overhaul the roster.
Iâ€™m sure betting real money is against some rule on this site so I wonâ€™t get into that, but Iâ€™ll take any realgm friendly wager on both Khris and Jrue being on this roster in the 23/24 season.
Edit: just checked and Khris actually has a player option for that year which makes things even more interesting. Heâ€™s basically a 38million $ expiring next year as heâ€™s 100% opting outta that last year for what will probably be his last multi year contract.