Looking at our roster going forward I think the position where we could slot in a ready made all-star is PF. I think Masai is set proceeding with Lowry, DeRozan, Valencunias, and Ross. I've mentioned this already in a few of my previous posts because I feel this position provides an area of improvement for us to hang with the big boys. I love Amir but I'm just not sure he's the guy to do it, Amir's contract is 7M and expires after next yr (if of course the Raps enact their team option this offseason) but after that who knows where we'll be at PF. Amir could possibly be re-signed but at what cost? Also who knows where he'll be physically and if he can maintain the same level of play over the next few yrs when we need to make a push towards the top of the East.
This brings us to Paul Millsap. I saw the post on Kevin Love and of course I'd be over the moon to have him but as far as a straight up fit I'm not sure how well he'd work within our system, I don't know how well he'd integrate with taking touches away from DD & TR and I think his defensive deficiencies would eventually come into play unless JV turns into a beast. Financially we wouldn't have to give up the world to get Millsap and like Amir he's currently under contract until the end of next year (he makes 9.5M which is only 2.5M more than Amir and is the same age), yes he'll definitely be in line for a raise but I'm guessing he'll get between 12.5M-14M tops on a 3-4yr contract which is manageable. If Atlanta bottoms out next season I think there could be an opportunity at the trade deadline to get him for cheap but there might even be an opportunity in the offseason straight up for Amir with an add on and draft pick. There's a link below I've provided listing the 10 best PF's in the league, IMO Millsap would be a huge asset defensively and the ultimate compliment offensively to push us into the top tier. What do you guys think, should Masai make a play for him at some point? And if not then who..