ReasonablySober wrote:MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:emunney wrote:
Major injuries can be an inflection point for guys with questionable motors. We're going to find out if there was a reason the Knicks were so apparently ready to go along with his trade request. I'm not saying I'd bet against Porzingis (I absolutely wouldn't), but I think there are valid reasons for caution.
KP - Five Years, $158 Million
KM - Five Years, $178 Million
Fair but every player has concerns. Khash, IMO, has a questionable fitness work ethic and doesn't seem the same since his hamstring. He will be on the wrong side of 30 soon. Which contract do you take first in an expansion draft?
I get the age thing, but it's weird IMO to make an argument against KM, for KP, and use fitness and injury history as two of the big factors.
Didn't mean it as a positive for KP. Saying that KM has similar (albeit lesser) concerns for those same things. I think some of the money he got is based on his defensive reputation he never regained after the injury. Obviously, not the best comparison since the Bucks sort of know what they have when they handed out the money, but KP should be 100% as well and the Mavs seen him workout recently.
I'm circling on my rant, but bottom line is I take my chances on KP next year over this version of KM.