ShootersShoot wrote:I think we are in a solid position.
PG - Steph/poole
SG - Klay/poole
SF - Wiggs/OPJ
PF - Dray/OPJ
C - Looney/Bjeli/Wiseman
Lee, Bradley, Iggy
Arguably every position SL and bench can hold their own two deep every game and then some except for center, and we have yet to see what second year wiseman can do. And even then both looney and bjeli are serviceable. Moody and Kuminga can develop in g-league. I think if wiseman takes a leap and vindicates the FO a bit on that pick, we dont have much to complain about once klay gets up to speed. Trying to be optimistic, and I dont think its too unreasonable to hope klay and wiseman can be positives this year.
Solid position to do what?
Again, I’m not skeptical. I think we are in a solid position to be a home seed and/or reach the finals by next year. To me that will be achieving contention objective.
I am just really curious what standard everyone else is willing to hold the front office to in terms of measuring success.
How come nobody wants to say where the goalposts sit (on either side of this debate)?
Solid position as in not too many holes overall, HOF caliber vets, with lottery picked youth developing, and a young guy looking ready to break out in poole. Obviously there's unknowns like how the youth develops, if poole is fools gold, and klay's return. Looking at the depth chart, is there really an area where I would be terribly concerned about going into the season? No, and that to me is solid. Maybe we could use a true backup point guard, but with the way poole is playing that may not be necessary.
As for the barometer for the FO, obviously the biggest one is development of the young players. If these guys dont pan out, it will look really bad for the guys making the personnel decisions. On paper, we are in a solid position. How it plays out, is unknown.
And by solid position, by no means does that mean contenders for the forseeable future. Way too many question marks for that.