Kizz Fastfists wrote:
jambalaya wrote:Meh to bad $30 plus million / yr contracts are becoming more numerous. Paul's won't look as bad in 12-18 months.
Paul's contract only looks bad to people who think all big contracts are bad. He is getting market value. If he were an FA this off-season he would have gotten a max contract even after his "decline" last year. Paul will likely "only" be a top 8 PG this year and top 10 next year while sliding to the 12-15 range in the final year of his contract. To put that in context, based on RPM, the 10th, 18th and 21st ranked PGs from last year all just signed max contracts. That would be Kemba, Ben Simmons and D'Angelo Russell. CP3 was 5th in RPM last yer so there is no argument against him being worth a max contract at this point unless you think he is going to drop from 5th to 20th next season. Houston had a significantly better winning percentage when CP3 played last year then when he didn't.
I'm not even going to touch this opinion.
But you know players have to, you know, play
, to be useful, right Kizz? Therefore automatically disqualifying Paul from being useful to a team over the course of a season at this point in his career?
Chris Paul was 14th in PG EWA last year behind players like Lavine and DeAaron Fox. By your logic, he's only really the 14th best PG then.