darealjuice wrote:Not a lot of guard options for MLE/minimum this year. Reggie Jackson, TJ McConnell, Patty Mills, Alex Caruso, Austin Rivers, and Kent Bazemore are the only ones that make much sense to me.
I'd look the Montrezl Harrell, JaMychal Green, Nic Batum, Robin Lopez, Daniel Theis, Nerlens Noel, Richaun Holmes, JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard out of the forward/big man pool. Don't think we'll have the money for someone like Kelly Olynyk, Otto Porter Jr., or Will Barton.
Who even knows if Sarver will be willing to use the MLE this year if we're dishing extensions out to Ayton and Mikal though. I'd like to think we'll pull out all the stops for next year, since CP3 isn't getting any younger and we won't have these rookie contracts forever, but we'll see what happens.
Holmes would be best but will be too expensive.
Most of those are good options.
Reggie would be nice, but people do need to remember he averaged like 10 and 3 this year. He was bad for years...anyway, I think he's be good here but will be too expensive.
McConnell would be nice but would want primary backup. Only pursue him if lose Payne.
The guy I am really curious about is Otto Porter. He was awesome. What happened? Do the Bulls (or did they) destroy players somehow? Does he have a resurgence in him? If so...if he could get back even close to what he was and is likely very affordable for a MLE type deal, he would be a perfect guy at the 4.