Even if not, would you rather him walk? Or trade him for picks and a guy who might have more potential?
The chance to get a contender is rare, but never limited to one instance, or method. Our championship is the prime example of that. I think Freddy is a key piece in a championship core, with a need for more obviously. But that may come in 2021 or later. Maybe even Siakam or OG really do take that next step both (Siakam to superstardom ala Kawhi/lebron level, not just the tier below where he's hitting now, and OG to all star or where Siakam is now). I refuse to think it's 2021 or bust, and we can see Fred as a winning piece even without hitting gold there.
no, I think Fred's great - the only reason I wouldn't want him is some team offers him some crazy contract, I would probably go as high as 25M, but I wouldn't feel good about it. 16-18M would be a fair value imo, but even at 20m it would be fine.