Originally Posted by shoeking2101
Originally Posted by CP1708
Points at Memphis, Utah, Orlando, Golden State recent rebuilds. (Orld still constructing but in great shape).
GSW just got to the playoffs this year. No one even predicted them to have the year that they did. For all we know it could be a fluke. And even so, my point is that no one predicted steph to be a potential franchise player coming into the draft. That's luck. They took a chance and won.
Memphis didn't start moving until they got ZBO and Tony Allen, neither of whom they drafted. Hell, two of their prized draft picks this decade aren't even on the team anymore.
Orlando didn't win at all last year, and they'll probably lose a lot of games again this year. And for what? To get another high draft pick that puts them in the same position. It's a reoccurring cycle unless something drastic changes it.
Utah traded for Boozer to pair him with Dwill to make those playoff runs. As it stands for them now, they are a fringe playoff team at best. Nothing about them says they'll even be in the playoffs again next year, let alone make a dint in the playoffs.
Unless you get lucky in the draft, the good teams in the league have made "that" jump via over avenues aside from the draft.
Not all 12 players come via draft. Your CORE comes thru draft. Conley, Rudy, OJ were a start, Marc was added (thru trade when he was what, 20?)
GS got "lucky". Ok. Paying 4 mil for 20 year old Curry, Klay, Barnes is somehow worse than giving 48 guaranteed to Tyreke? 56 to Iggy?
You build thru 3-4 drafts, that's your core, then trade/sign a piece to push over top.
Curry, Klay, sign Lee, draft Barnes.
Eric Gordon, Blake, DeAndre, Bledsoe, trade for CP3.
Buy Deng during draft, Rose, Noah, sign Boozer.
Minny with Love, Rubio, then not screwing up with Flynn, maybe Williams fits better. They screwed picks up, could have had better core........didn't Memphis have Love and traded him......? ****.