Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho
I don't disagree with this or the other post, more so saying I understand why Grizz fans would feel the way they do. Getting rid of those two would change the entire identity of the team. Change can be scary especially when you're in win now mode. What are you gonna get by trading them way that could help you win now
well the thing is....i understand the FO wanted to build a winning culture here. people don't look at the grizz anymore and say "oh they suck" or "they will be an easy out". they now have a culture and its considered a winning culture over the last 4-5 years when before they were the laughing stock of the league. i understand it could be a scary change, but this is where the grizz stand right now....
we keep the team together this year and after next season, TA and ZBO contracts are up....marc is much older and a probably maxed out conley is in his 30's. grizz don't own their pick (even though its heavily protected throughout certain years) for the next 3-4 years. as of now, the grizz don't have any tradeable assets outside of conley, TA and marc. in 2 years, they still will not have any tradeable assets, no young players that can possibly breakout because the young guys we have don't play, and the younger teams out west with young stars are much, much better than us.
so, what's worse? having an old team with no assets and missing the playoffs in a year or two OR a team with rebuilding assets and can hopefully cut the rebuilding phase to about 2-3 years if we strike luck in the draft or through the assets we get via trade? that's where i am with this squad. i felt like we had several opportunities to go deep into the playoffs in years' past, but a combination of injuries and not enough perimeter help stopped us. now, zbo looks terrible, marc is now maxed out coming off a career year (bound to regress a little) and then you have conley. i just think the way management handled the roster and our picks over the last few years have been terrible. luckily, the core itself was good enough to make us a threat.