jbk1234 wrote:Revenged25 wrote:jbk1234 wrote:If Oubre is willing to sign in Cleveland, and he's willing to sign for a reasonable amount, then we can just sign him next summer. But those are huge ifs. Unless I'm missing something, he's unrestricted. He could just walk.
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Oh I agree, I'm just saying the easiest way to stop tanking and immediately win was that, not that we should do it.
I feel like it's way too early to bring in a high usage guy like Oubre. First we have to see if the version of Sexton we saw in the second half of last season was real. If he actually took the next step, or if he was just playing against inferior competition who took their foot off the gas. That's priority number 1 in my estimation and he has to be lead guard to make to that determination. This will be his third year and we need to know whether we can build around him, or not.
My second priority would be seeing what we have in KPJ, Windler, and whoever we draft - preferably at No. 5. If some team wants to move up, I'd want additional draft capital from a future draft. Swap rights with another likely lottery team would also work.
My third priority would be to see if we can salvage some of Garland's value as a backup PG.
We're still in evaluation mode. We don't really have that good of an idea of what we have in terms of talent. That's a product of the one and done era. But going through the pain of tanking and rushing to judgment on guys who are 19 or even 20 years old is dumb. Everyone should get at least two full years and enough run that you feel like you're making an informed decision on who that player is and who they will be. In terms of development, I'd like to see if these players can start playing as a team instead of a bunch of individuals alongside each other.
I honestly think this team was much better than their record but the forced rotations and minutes caused them to lose a lot more games than they would've otherwise. I mean you can't tell me that forcing a Garland/Sexton backcourt was the best option for winning games when Garland was obviously having issues from the start, but it also gave him more of a chance to try and improve through actually playing in games. I think Garland showed he has potential to be a NBA starter, he just doesn't fit well with Sexton in the starting line-up IMO.