As a Cavalier, he’ll be on national TV a million times and probably make the NBA Finals. He has a shot at winning a championship. But if Irving values personal excellence and becoming an all-timer under his own shingle over being LeBron’s top sidekick, that’s understandable.
Irving, like James, came in as an undisputed No. 1 overall pick with grand designs. Historically, those types of players willing to be sidekicks are in the minority. Most want to be the alpha dog.
This is really what we all were waiting for. The NBA finally got some sense and paid Waiters the money he deserves. Waiters signed a four-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Heat and we are still not worthy.
In all seriousness, it’s good to see Waiters returning to the Heat after being dropped by the Thunder in 2016. His career was hanging on a thread and he still managed to cash out. Good on him.
As well as he’s aged, Paul Millsap is still in the latter stretch of his prime. Millsap is 32 years old. That age doesn’t match up with the Wolves’ core of Towns (21), Wiggins (22) and Butler (27). Even Teague has another calendar year before cracking age 30.
Millsap will be 33 in February and is likely looking to both Plain Cheap Jerseys cash-in on his last lucrative contract while putting himself in position to sign long-term with a franchise.
The Timberwolves will have to make the decision of whether to offer max contracts Really Cheap Jerseys to each Towns, Wiggins and Butler by 2019. Inking Millsap to a big, long-term deal could drown Minnesota ownership in luxury taxes moving forward.