The_Irony wrote:Crymson wrote:The_Irony wrote:Im just going to have fun with a few of these ideas cause the offseason is taking forever.
Your plan sounds like a slam-dunk path to creating yet another mediocre, cap-locked roster.
This roster is going to be nothing more than mediocre for awhile anyway. I will take two promising rookies and actual talented free agents over what we’ve been seeing. This isnt going to be an overnight fix and this definitely isnt a galloway and leuer situation.
The idea is to avoid that exact scenario: being mediocre. Either be bad or good. The former will be accomplished by not making bad free-agency signings for a team that shouldn't be aiming to win, and will allow the team to better build through the draft. The latter will hopefully be accomplished through the former.
Those "actual talented free agents" will win the Pistons pointless games and cost them both draft position and cap space that they could instead use to absorb bad contracts in exchange for assets, or simply keep open for the sake of flexibility.
You're right that there's no quick fix. It's best for the Pistons to not win many games for a couple of seasons. Adding veterans who can contribute runs precisely counter to that aim.
For what it's worth, neither Grant nor Ibaka would sign in Detroit for those salaries to begin with.
Ibaka is a 2 year deal to establish culture more than anything
The notion of establishing a culture is, I'm sorry to say, completely obsolete. You aren't going to see Detroit teams winning on the work-hard-and-play-tough-defense culture that won the Pistons three championships. Those days are dead. The sooner Pistons fans accept that, the better off they'll be.