Dominater wrote:Trades or no trades for this team is like deciding whether or not to shuffle deck chairs on the titanic, or leave them be. It's a two superstar minimum to even get into the conversation for contending. We currently have zero, and zero that project to be those type of players. Free agency is where the new regime is going to need to excel in.
So actually we do need trades, but smaller ones to clear cap. Like Thad and Sato for a bag of Doritos.
Severely disagree on White, he definitely has the potential to be a superstar guard in the NBA, and people around the league agree as well. He is going to be a prolific scorer & a darn good defender. Had he gotten drafted by Miami or something, heâd be in ROTY talks. Obviously that didnât happen, and he got traded to a team âcoachedâ by Jim Boylan & put together with glue stick by YouGotGarred
LaVine is already a superstar scorer, just look at his #s. Heâs just had the misfortune of playing for arguably the two worst coaches in recent NBA history & the two of the most toxic front offices, pretty much ever lol. He needs to put it all together & lock in on defense, but given his unprecedented improvements from year to year, all signs point to him getting better & better. Weâve never seen him in a healthy environment with a real coach either. Of course, he might not put it all together, but itâs a solid chance that he does
Signings & blockbuster trades will happen, of course. Thatâs par for the course with Karnisovas, he was one of the more active GMs in the NBA over the past 5/6 years. The focus should be on developing White/Lavine, so there are some foundational pieces in place prior to signing anyone. Donât be surprised to see those two guys have a thunderous year together