Behind the performance of the Greek Freak, the Milwaukee Bucks quietly hold the best record in the NBA and are in the midst of a 12-game win streak.
Despite their performance, however, some still don’t recognize the Bucks are true title contenders. Their lack of star power and experience are the seeds of doubt for much of the community.
A guy like Chris Paul could solve both of those concerns. And, according to Brian Sampson of The Ringer, they might use Eric Bledsoe to get him.
“Ownership would also have to be okay with going into the luxury tax-something fans are skeptical about. On the court, the fit would be pretty good. Despite his advanced age, Paul would stabilize the point guard position. It’s a coin flip to decide who’s better, but he doesn’t go through the extreme highs and lows Bledsoe does. Paul loves to have the ball in his hands, but he showed in Houston he can play second fiddle when necessary. His outside shooting and defense are on par with what the Bucks want.”
One of the biggest hesitations when it comes to Paul is the 4-year, $159 million contract he signed in 2018. With over $80 million and two years remaining on his current deal, trading for him would be a huge salary-cap burden on the team. And at 34-years-old, he’s obviously not what he used to be.
Still, CP3 is an upgrade over Bledsoe. And the Bucks might be that much better with him on the floor.