Leslie Forman wrote:1. Kukoc wasn't a first rounder. Radja was a second rounder just the year before.
Yes, my bad, saw #29 overall and thought 1st, he was 2nd pick 2nd round.
2. Whatever you've verified or not, it's enough to apparently make you think Kukoc was somehow a way better pick than Draymond Green, an objectively better player taken with an objectively later draft pick.
I think the decision to take Kukoc strikes me as much bolder and more outside the box than the decision to take Green who was mocked 10 picks higher, and your view of Green was certainly not "superstar" if you passed on him at 30.
Look if you really wanna buy the local Krause propaganda that Kukoc was some "visionary" pick (Tarlac was too if you remember…until he wasn't)
Not sure why Tarlac is worth mentioning, since I made no comment on Krause as a GM overall. I think those two moves of Kukoc and Pippen took a better, bolder GM than anything Myers has done.
and that drafting Draymond Green 35th is just some basic ass garbage that literally any GM would do (even though literally none of them did, except one), that's fine.
NEver said it was a garbage pick. I said it was a good pick, but that the credit to give to the GM for selecting him was limited because Green was mocked 10 slots higher and he passed on Green at 30 for Festus Ezeli.
Not like anybody here is calling Bob Myers the next RC Buford or Jerry West.
Someone posted earlier they would trade multiple 1st round picks to dump GarPax for Myers, that's pretty high praise, but again, if you don't want to talk about Bob Myers feel free not to talk about him. Lots of people have spoken of him as if he is the next West/Buford over the past year.
If anything his handling of Durant has taken him down quite a few pegs in the NBA sphere.
Could be. I'm not sure what he could do there or not do there realistically. I literally think Myers has not really proven much good or bad, he's been along on a wild ride where doing the generally conservative things landed him a super team and also saw it fall apart. That's a pretty unusual set of events to unfold that way, but here we are.
He still might be a good GM or even a great GM, but he may also end up being pretty lousy, because he just hasn't been tested.