Rafael122 wrote:Let me be one to say, KP's contract is horrendous.
However, KP for Hutchinson, Bryant, and Bertans works in the trade checker. I think we're being a bit unfair with KP. Luka's career usage rate is 36%. In the playoffs it was 40%. That is absolutely insane, everyone else is literally just ball watching so yeah, I kinda see where he's coming from where he doesn't really know where to fit because Luka, while a generational player, is soaking up 40% of the teams usage.
I think the trade I offered above is fair. If Bertans is having an off night, he doesn't contribute anywhere else. We're worse off defensively when he's playing. Bryant is a luxury at this point. With the emergency of Gafford, you can play Rui at the 4 or 5, and you can always bring back Lopez or Len (especially at the minimum) to clean up some backup minutes. No point is paying someone $8 mil as a backup.
I know Dallas has played Porz with Boban, but I don't see Porz being an effective PF on defense any more than Bryant would be. He's a good athlete for a 7'3 guy, but he's still a 7'3 guy who doesn't have particularly quick feet for an NBA player.
I'm just trying to figure out when did KP turn into a scrub? His contract is awful, but the media were ready to ride Paul off into the sunset because he was older and his contract was terrible. Now there's a report out there that at 36, he might get a 3 year/$100 million deal.
KP is 25 years old, he's 2 years older than Thomas Bryant. Let me just say again, the contract is terrible, but if all you're giving up is essentially Thomas Bryant for Kristaps Porzingis, you wouldn't do it? Would you want to be the GM who pays Thomas Bryant $16 million a year when Gafford is making what...$5 million over the next two?