dice wrote:to state the obvious, zach lavine is the centerpiece of the team and a remnant of the garpax era. their shadow will lurk as long as lavine is in town
coby and arci were also garpax acquisitions
The difference is that Zach has proven worthy of the investment we made in him. He’s the soul of our franchise now
boy is that depressing
GarPax made epic blunders but Zach wasn’t one of them.
drafting sam bowie over MJ is an epic blunder. if garpax made an epic blunder surely we'd all be able to name it off the top of our heads. i, for one, have no earthly idea what you're referring to. the first thing that comes to mind is aldridge over tyrus, which not only was not remotely epic, but was prior to gar becoming GM
We’re not obligated to trade Zach on account of GarPax’s heinous stench err I mean shadow.
of course it doesn't obligate a trade of zach. but you also can't say that the garpax era has been wiped clean. i would argue that as long as lavine is here and the team isn't a contender, the mediocrity of the post-jimmy garpax era remains as well
as soon as artie extends lavine it extends the legacy of the garpax era another 5 years. settle in
We know what the GarPax legacy was mostly about: epic failure and foolish fiscal conservativism.
boy, your definition of 'epic' is wildly different than any i've ever come across. i'm tempted to suggest that perhaps you are an exaggerator of epic proportions
The lack of creativity was especially painful during the Rose years when we could have increased the odds of winning a chip by manipulating the cap.
are you at all familiar with the name irwin mandel? he didn't leave the team until 2016 and was legendary for his knowledge/exploitation of salary cap rules. you can bet that all avenues to exploit loopholes were explored
They had no vision. It’s shocking how lazy they were. We weren’t going to win the chip even if Rose had stayed healthy. We never had the horses for that.
err...we were very competitive with miami in year 1 of the thibs era. after game 1 we might have been the favorites (supposedly great predictor charles barkley had us winning it at that point i recall). don't pretend that if derrick didn't play better in that series and boozer didn't get destroyed by bosh we couldn't have won that series. and neither of those eventualities was inevitable
as for laziness, they cleared cap room to go after lebron/wade/bosh and by all accounts nearly pulled it off...despite derrick being uninterested in recruiting them