TheSuzerain wrote: weneeda2guard wrote:
D_GoLow wrote:The vibe on this board is incredibly toxic.
They sign a versitle 3 and D locker room guy off the bench, WTF where they thinking?!?
I get we have been hurt in the past by GarPax but for Fs sake let AK cook!
This is why we can't have nice things
The way I see it, we are not competing right now anyway. No combination of moves made this year is getting us past the bucks, heat, Celtics or Brooklyn this year and def not against the best in the west. Why go crazy this season and lock ourselves into a roster not good enough to beat the sixers? We need to be the next wave of great teams that is coming in a few years , not now
Ak adding 1 year contracts to get some semblance of winning enough to hopefully impress the free agents next off season. Smart vets good coaching good locker room. Now let's see how the young talent we have respond and if the guys we have really are the core for the future because if they fail to make at least the 8th seed with all that's here then its time to start selling off and getting a new core. But we need more patience. Teams are already drying up in money we might get a couple more good pieces for 1 year deals for cheap.
This was not the year to go aggressive. I'm glad AK and eversly are moving how they moving.
Problem here is that the next wave of great teams is slowly becoming known, and is not us. It's the teams who are having a successful rebuild which not coincidentally are the teams who picked ahead of us in 2018.
Well being a great team doesn't mean we would be the only great team. This is def the stench of garpax. It was their job after trading jimmy to make sure we were in that group of next great teams with Dallas, Phoenix, Celtics, Atlanta, etc and they fumbled by not properly tanking then hiring a horrible coach evident by the fact not 1 team has even talked to boylen since he been let go here.
All I'm saying is we can't fall in love with the quick fix if we want to be title contenders. Now if we cool with middle of the pack a step below the title contenders with like Indiana and Portland etc then sure add Marc gasol and Fred vanfleet etc.
But if we want to be title contenders 2 ways to get there is 1 the 2 max slots plan which means we remain absent basically from this year's free agency circus, or 2 we see what we have as a core and if they are not good enough start looking for a new core. 2nd option is not pleasant but its what garpax left us.
For the record i dont believe the 2nd route we will have to take. Only piece I think we will have to part with is lauri because his deal compromises our 2 max deal. But i believe coby lavine gafford Carter jr and Williams with good coaching is about to show something great for the future add in the vets and this could be a playoff team. We take that into next off season with a ton of cash and then build from there