dougthonus wrote: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.
Sure, I guess, by some completely arbitrary "boldness" second round pick scale, where teams sometimes literally give them away.
Muggsy Bogues with the #12 pick, now that's bold.
dougthonus wrote: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.
So do the Spurs deserve minimal credit for Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard? Since they were both actually mocked much higher? Are those just some basic, AnyGM moves too? I mean, Tim Duncan was far and away the clear #1 too. So really, are they even any good at drafting? Looks like they just set the Autodraft on every year.
dougthonus wrote: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.
I'm sure you don't believe it, but I am absolutely certain that a bunch of the league's GMs would have found a way to screw it up.
Maybe he hasn't done anything "bold," whatever that means, but many GMs would have done something like hold onto Monta Ellis longer, hire a retread coach (or worse, stick with Mark Jackson), offer Harrison Barnes whatever he wanted to extend, draft an "upside" guy over Draymond Green, never trade for Iguodala, etc.
You don't make the Finals five years in a row out of the West by just being a passenger. Sure he might go and pull a Dumars and just start sucking balls. Any GM might.