You guys that disregard the draft are weird.
Every move, trade or otherwise involves the draft.
Bron leaves as FA, to join a player the Heat drafted. As well as Chalmers, Haslem, role guys drafted.
Shaq joins LA. With a rookie traded for on Draft day that develops. Later, the reverse when Bynum develops. Pau added......for draft picks and Marc Gasol, a draft pick.
08 Celts, trade Al Jeff (pick) for KG, Green (pick) for Ray, to add to Pierce, a pick, along with draft day buy Rondo and Perk. Whole thing was built using draft resources.
Magic, Bird, MJ, Duncan, drafted, 18 titles for those teams.
Every God damn team has been built, catered around a draft pick. This year's Indy, OKC, Portland, The Spurs, Warriors.......what the **** are you people arguing about?
So the Kings and Magic haven't aced their multiple picks due to inept management, the Draft sucks?
That's terrible logic.
As for Rockets, they didn't get Harden for average vets, they used draft picks to acquire him. Parsons???
And THEN one FA joins, and that's how you build a team?????