jbk1234 wrote:JonFromVA wrote:Stillwater wrote:They are not losing the pick and unless they get fd by the lottery process again will be in the top 4 which is good because with the lack of tier 2 prospects and no tier 1 other than maybe Wiseman or Ramsey they will need that pick to be high.
Jbb is not a good coach he is just a filler and the easy way out but since he's on board with players league bs you won't hear much bad about him other than that they still suck and him taking over and mixing up line ups will be his exuse
If JBB doesn't last, the only way I could see Altman keeping his job is if nobody else will take it. JBB was their succession plan, just on an accelerated schedule.
If the Cavs don't land a franchise player in the next draft, it's difficult to see either Bickerstaff or Altman surviving next season. It's going to be really difficult for us to *win* a S&T with using TT's Bird Rights. I can't imagine us retaining him and Drummond. Maybe we can trade Love but his value isn't going to peak until the summer of 2021 after the blue chip F.A.s have all signed already. Do we get a middling first and far worse player for Love this summer? Hard to see how that would help.
They basically need to draft an NBA-ready cornerstone prospect, as well all kinds of internal growth from Sexton, Garland, and KPJ, for this team to be significantly better. I'm deeply skeptical of the latter because I just don't see evidence that they understand how to best develop young guys.
Given we just pushed the reset button on our latest plan to develop players and build a new culture, "deeply skeptical" is putting it lightly, but young players usually do improve regardless of how mismanaged the team may be. It's just that the odds are increasing that it'll be another team that ends up benefiting from that development.
fwiw, I don't think we need a "franchise guy" to improve drastically, but the pieces do need to fit together in ways they currently do not. That kind of tweaking can be done via the draft and/or trades, but it does require the FO having a clue what will work and what they need. JBB's willingness to experiment is at least a path towards figuring out what we've got and how it does or does not fit together, but there's only so much you can do when the FO is focused on tanking.
I mean, right or wrong, Beilein was pretty happy with what Clarkson was bringing the team. I can even point to some of the 5-man units featuring him and say ... look at that, they actually played well. And then *poof* he's gone because ... ummm he was playing too well? We really wanted to take on more money for next year? Because somebody was in love with Exum? Because we're going to turn that future second round pick in to the next Lebron?!?
We need to stop that crap. Move on from players who we don't want here, and start building. How long in to the rebuild is that going to take?