Yes, in theory CP3 is the best, makes people better, will fit nicely etc... and it's infered ANY team would love to have him.
REALISTICALLY though, outside of the vacuum, there are many factors which denote this as unrealistic. Consider...
1. If MIA (or BOS)'s "big 3" is your arguing point- They WEREN'T max contracts, thus allowing for complimentary parts to be added (and trades if necessary due to matching/market valued contracts
2. If the above (having to add to Stat & Melo) is your stance, then with those TWO already being at max $, what does that say about our FO? Signing TWO max's but needing another
3. Our REAL situation dictates we need more than one player. That equates to realizng there is limited money. Limited money means spending what's left on one very good player or spreading it out to fill all needs with less than the best.
4. Again, yes in theory we go after the best- but that makes sense when you have nothing but $. THAT isn't our situation. Our situation is we go after the best AFFORDABLE players who compliment what we have. How can an argument be made to appropriate all remaining funds towards ONE invididule who doesn't fit a (or multiple) need(s). That's ineffiecient and counter productive.
MIA, DAL along with the league historically has proven...
A. If pairing the "best" players, salaries MUST be limited (MIA, BOS, LAL, SA)
B. If competing for a chip MORE than likely (due to A.) major contributions MUST be made by drafted players see: Bynum, Rondo, at a point Wade & Duncan even Kobe
C. The front court of said chip competitor MUST be solid regardless of "stars"
Can you name ANY team historically with 3 Max contract players who won?
Without solid front court contributions?
Not for nothing but even in NBA2K IF you could acquire CP3 (which more than likely will take drafting/trading multpile pics- I've done so), and that with extra picks granted to the Knicks, can you field a serviceable center. Maybe D-league bottom of the barrell types. And maybe you are that good and can win, but it's not realistic.
I'd suggest at the least CONSIDER exploring other options with our limited funds and needs assesed. History has dictated we can never plan on the hopes of a player taking less, or teams trading for our mediocre players without setting us back (Melo).
It's a pipe-dream at best, and getting caught up in that after doing so for multiple years is asinine. This while dismissng the need for a quality big (which market observence suggets will cost $) after having 2 max's on board is not only the least likely, but one of the worst approaches we can take.
The draft is our only real hope and is more likely than thinking CP3 will take less and allow us to get a serviceable center.