JohnWillow wrote: shtolky wrote:
JohnWillow wrote:Tbh One 0.500 season and 7th/8th seed in the playoffs>>>3 straight years of the lottery with 30 win seasons. If yall are talking about winning culture. Play-off experience is big for young guys, it motivates even more.
Tell that to the Warriors who built their team from the draft. Tell that to the Cavs who drafted Kyrie first overall. Tell that to the Clippers who drafted Blake and Deandre. Tell that to the Wizards who drafted Wall and Beal. Man those 20 win seasons for Curry really screwed him up. The losing culture just ruined him. That early playoff experience thing is so overrated. What is the rush? KP in year 2 HAS to make the playoffs? I would MUCH rather have three consecutive lotto picks than one 8th seed at .500, it's laughable to think otherwise.
Warriors- Curry was injured, if he would not be injured there is not a single chance that they got Klay and Barnes and be a dynasty first of all...
Clippers- Yeah give KP a point guard like CP3 and you will have TOP 4 eastern conference team here in NY
Cavs- Same with Lebron, get Lebron to NY and it's almost guaranteed ECF team.
Wizards- Both injury prone players earlier in their careers.
So what is your point? I could agree with your point that you have to hit the home run with the lottery picks if you want the GSW 2.0 story in New York.
Anyone who seriously thinks making ONE playoff appearance as an 8th seed over being in the lottery 3 straight years, drafting young potential stars...I just don't understand how any logical thinking Knicks fan could think that an 8th seed is better than 3 lotto picks. It's unfathomable to me.
My point is every team I listed built in some way through the draft, in a big way.
Warriors - Curry was injured one season in his first four. Those other three years he averaged 77 games played. Steph played in 80 games and 74 games the two years before Klay. He got injured during Klay's rookie season.
Clippers - Again...even without CP3 they still built a huge part of their team through the draft and were able to get Cp3 by trading Gordon who was...a lotto pick.
Cavs - Lebron doesn't go to Cleveland if Kyrie isn't there. He doesn't go if Love isn't there who was traded for Wiggins who was a lotto pick.
Wizards - Their three best players are all lotto picks. Period.
You build through the draft. Why is everyone all of the sudden on Philly's ass now...because they are stacked with youth and lotto picks. Again, anyone who seriously thinks an 8th seed playoff appearance is better than drafting three lotto picks doesn't get it.