First off, the way that you go through the roster and make random
negative comments about every player on the team....that can be done
for all but a couple of rosters...yeah, the Warriors have a nice mix
but wait until those guys come up for new contracts and see what
happens. Second, go back and look at some of the bad salaries over
the past few decades and you'll see some guys that eat up the cap with
practically zero production (Marbury, Arenas, etc.). Currently,
Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams all make more than D.
Rose. He has 2 years left at just over 20 mil per year and will
complete the contract at age 28, when a determination can be made.
The key for the near future is Boozer's 13.5 mil dropping off of the
books. As far as Milwaukee being closer than the Bulls, time will
tell...personally, I think that it is the Old Style talking.
Your three best players under contract right now are Rose (3 knee
surgeries by 26, $20 million per year, no outside game), Noah (30
years old, no offensive game, lots of injuries over the years), and
Mirotic (he's good and has a good contract). They have no coach, no
guaranteed high draft picks, and no history of post-season success
with their current core.
On top of all of that, they are playing in the same conference as
LeBron who led a team of scrubs to a blowout game 6 win over the full
strength Bulls like 10 days ago.
I don't understand your enthusiasm for this team.
It is obvious that you don't think very highly of Pau, however most
people would consider him to be one of the better players on the team,
and I'm sure that they have a few plans on how to park their available
$$$...time will tell.