CanadaBucks wrote:OKC got soaked in that deal though. Allen and Big Baby for West, Sczerbiak and Jeff Green plus a 2nd whose name I can't remember. That's almost a worse fleecing than the Bucks got when trading Allen.
No they didn't. Every deal they made....worked. Wally was flipped and they traded Green to and got something later on. The second pick could have been Eric Maynor too.
They didn't get fleeced.
If Hammond wanted to do it right he would not have made all those trades 3 years and get all those second round picks and then sell them and lose them. Those were assets he blew.
He did flip Alexander, Hobson, Gallon, and sold Jordan and wasted Meeks....there is your assets right there. You can't have it both ways.
Some teams can rebuild in a weak conference like the Pacers and Sixers and STILL WIN if you scout well and know what you are doing and use yoru players right and have vision in seeing the league is going small.
No way in the world in the weak ass East you should not have built a solid winner by now with all the picks we had. Hammond always thinks that you will automatically LOSE just because you are going young and then he pancis and tries to outsmart himself and us by bringing in bad contracts and scrub vets who take time from his young players getting better.
Once you got Jennings and were handing him the keys from day 1 EVERYTHING SHOULD HAVE CHANGED when you knew Redd was coming off the books and Bogut couldn't stay healthy. But the Bucks waited too long when teams like OKC Memphis, Philly, and the Pacers were pro-active.
Never waste time with plodding Centers who do not expand their games. NEVER draft a Center #1 overall just because he is a 7 footer...Never. They abandoned their plan and brought in stop gaps Maggette, Salmons, and Stackhouse, and Gooden, and others too early!
It doesn't take "luck" it takes VISION and a Plan, and Purposeful Perserverance. Do one or the other. Do not do what he says here: " "The projection for our team going into the season is, if they don't have us as a playoff team, they have us right at the cusp of being in the playoffs. So we're still trying to serve two masters, to be honest with you.