If you give Jaylen and Jayson the supermax, then the team has no flexibility to do anything. Jaylen is a poor to terrible ball handler, he is a below average FT shooter, and he had a fantastic scoring regular season. I was thrilled when he was second team All NBA because it meant he would want to stay. The reality is he underperformed in this entire series and often looked listless while doing it. This has nothing to do with Kyrie, antisemitism, or any other excuse you are hinting at. It has to do with the fact that he thinks he is an alpha and hasn’t shown it on the court when it mattered in this series.For a lot of them, it has nothing to do with one bad game, or frankly, his on court play at all.
They just don't want to say it, which would be much easier than having to read between the lines. Worst part is I, a huge Jaylen fan, have no issue with folks who hate him for cozying up to Kyrie and his anti-semitic bs, so it would be easier if they would just come out with it, instead of tossing horrible takes.
The idea that you don't give Jaylen the supermax is so stupid that anyone who says it should not be taken seriously for their basketball knowledge. You give it, you keep him for a year, and if it doesn't work out, that contract is awesomely valuable in trade after next season. Much more so than trying to get pennies on the dollar for his lesser, expiring deal to a team that doesn't know if he will walk at the end of the season.