We're already trying to develop:
While also trying to make the playoffs.
I'm blown away that people are so pissed about #30.
Before the Snell trade we had Jon Boy! I'm grateful he's gone. Anything after that is icing
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A debate could be had whether they are actually trying to develop Thomas and Svi or not.
And again, if having too many guys around to develop is a problem, its not hard to rectify that issue. Young dirt cheap players aren't hard to move. Also, a case can easily be made that guys like KPJ, Edwards, etc are much better prospects than Svi/Thomas/and even Brown.
Again, I'm not personally buying the too many developmentals argument. Detroit isn't loaded with quality prospects. They have a handful of low level prospects that having in house shouldn't preclude turning down any potential talent upgrades.
I've made my thoughts on the Snell trade very well known on this board, no need to go into again. That said, the Snell trade and trading #30 are two entirely different situations. Also, we can't forget they traded away #45 as well. The return they got for those 2 picks is laughably bad, especially considering the way the board looked when #30 went on the clock.