With reports came out that the New York Knicks are preparing for a package to get the service of the veteran Chris Paul. The Bucks should not worry about this thing. At this stage of Chris Paul’s career, he wants to win. New York is the city most people want to be part of, but not with the franchise leading by James Dolan.
As also reportedly that Giannis Antetokoumnpo wants Chris Paul, the front office will likely make a move to acquire the veteran. With 80 million committed for the next two seasons, the Bucks can find a way to complete a deal. Milwaukee can move Eric Bledsoe as the main piece, a first-round pick, and some role player for a salary filler. Chris Paul already past his prime but the leadership and being smart on the court could be a huge one for the Bucks. This team is a leadership away to get the humps in the Eastern Conference. Chris Paul is a perfect example of a team player that can make his teammates efficient. The veteran point guard knows where to put his guys in the best position to win. That kind of thing was lack to Eric Bledsoe. Outside of his athleticism, he’s not a very valuable go-to guy. While Chris Paul proved himself he’s been elite in the next level of basketball.
The pressure on the Bucks MVP will be lessened with Chris Paul playing with him.
There will be no force shot in most crucial minutes if Paul got the ball which is an excellent playmaker. Bucks is in a win-now that Giannis Antetokoumnpo who likely on his way out if they get disappointed this season. Outside of Giannis Antetokoumnpo and Kris Middleton, the team can’t rely heavily on some teammates. Giannis Antetokoumnpo and Chris Paul will be fun to watch. With CP3 he can be a mentor with some Bucks young guys like Donte DiVincenzo. The previous battle between Chris Paul and Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and recently James Harden is a testament that he can also make a depth run with the best players in the world.
Milwaukee Bucks will make Giannis Antetokoumnpo’s life easier as they will run pick and roll perfectly. It will be a win or bust for the Bucks but it could change Antetokoumnpo’s mind if they get Paul. A dangerous combination and tough to stop with Chris Paul and Giannis running the show. While Middleton could improve his shots from the arc if he could get open most of the time. Milwaukee Bucks will try to run an impressive one to keep Antetokoumnpo now and in the future. Forming a big three that can win right away will make sense.