Originally Posted by LiCeNseD To BaLL
Right, one draft pick that was mostly made by Mitch is the reasoning behind why you defend him so hard everyday.
That constitutes as being a great owner.
-Bynum - Which by the way, was not mostly made by Mitch. Every single report from that year, and in the years after was that Jim was pushing the entire room to go toward Bynum in the draft. And that draft wasn't very deep. Just look at the 5 picks ahead of Bynum, and the 5 picks after him. A whole lotta "What is this?"
-Phil coming back wasn't Dr. Buss. Jim was put in charge of finding a long term replacement, and getting it done. Written in Daily News right after Phil's press conference in 2005.
-Chris Paul trade - which was really masterful. Yet due to unprecedented action, we got hosed. Once David Stern stepped in, there was nothing we were going to do to make the trade happen.
- Quality draft picks with the few we've had in the past decade. Trading for Clarkson. Nance. Farmar. Marc Gasol. Randle (there was a lot of dynamite around the Randle pick)
- Showing an adept knowledge of what the NBA was moving toward. Going Russell over Okafor. Which so far is bearing itself out, and showing what the NBA is going toward.
- Not spending money for spending money sake. We can talk about Melo, Melo was still a dynamic scorer. But even when Melo turns us down. He could have gone full nuclear, and just started handing out long term deals. We haven't done that.
And before we get the MITCH THIS, MITCH THAT. How many times do were have to go through the dynamic of what is done before it gets through the density of your brains