emunney wrote:bizarro wrote:DanoMac wrote:The outrage or dislike of the Middleton contract is confusing to me.
Was it not like 3-4 years ago that we had discussions over who was better between Klay and Khris? And posting their basketball reference numbers and talking about how similar they are?
It was a fair contract for the player and his performance thus far. I genuinely don't get all the anger.
Here’s your answer:
Those that don’t like the contract, myself included, have more information and more Middleton experiences to have the opinion of: All basketball things considered, Khris Middleton isn’t worth a Max or near Max deal.
Here's where I say, loudly: neither is Klay.
Klay Thompson did 26 a game on 55/59/60 against Kawhi and the Raptors. Khris Middleton did 14 a game on 41/35/55
Klay Thompson has scored 37 in a quarter. Khris Middleton has scored 37 points in a game three times in his career.
Klay Thompson has scored 60 points in 29 minutes.
Klay Thompson has scored 44 points in less than 3 quarters.
Klay Thompson saved elimination Game 6 against the Thunder by going supernova and dropping 41 with 11 3's. Khris Middleton attempted one shot in Game 6 against the Raptors in the final 14:18 for zero points and a turnover.
Klay Thompson is a legitimate All-Star in the West. Khris Middleton is an illegitimate All-Star in the East.
And so on. There has never ever ever ever been any comparison between the two players, and people with two eyes have been saying this from the start. Klay also a better and more consistent defender. If we had Klay Thompson instead of Khris Middleton, we'd be the champs.