Beyond the mere benefit of adding a player of LaMarcus Aldridge's caliber to a team already competing for a title, the greatest impact of his signing is how it elevates what's possible for Kawhi Leonard.
It doesn't matter whether you are in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Phoenix or San Antonio. Everyone has to build a team the same way in the modern NBA.
For the vast majority of players in the NBA, finding situations where teams can accentuate their strengths while subsidizing their weaknesses is the only way to unlock their true potential. By choosing to take the Bucks, Greg Monroe did exactly that.
For those who wonder why Sam Hinkie and the Sixers keep their books so clean, it works because it makes them the first call for teams looking to do terrible deals like this one.
Khris Middleton is one of the NBA's best young two-way wings and spending $70 million for five seasons of his prime will turn into a bargain for the Bucks.